||Together we will determine
your strategic questions, the data you need to answer
them, and the best research/evaluation techniques to
gather the needed information.
||EnSearch will collect
and analyze the information.
||Together we will determine
how to use the data to improve your operations, services,
EnSearch Research/Evaluation Techniques,
Strategies, and Methods
or Telephone Interviews
Surveys or Questionnaires
Analysis of Existing Data (Secondary Research)
Weaknesses Opportunities Threats (SWOT) Analysis
and Inferential Statistics
A few sample projects spanning our
25 years of service are listed below. Contact Dr. Stockdill
for detailed resumes of projects at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTC WHITE PAPER TO SUPPORT FEDERAL
STIMLULUS GRANT APPLICATION. Researched and helped
establish the need and benefit of building a wireless
broadband network in the six-county region of southern
Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Aitkin, Carlton, and northern
Mille Lacs Counties.
SYVANTIS TECHNOLOGIES. Beta tested
and conducted market research of the newly launched
BANK FOR COOPERATIVES. Evaluated
the effectiveness of internal and external communication
strategies and assisted with organizational development.
US WEST FOUNDATION/NEA MINNESOTA
TEACHER NETWORK PROJECT. Designed and implemented
an evaluation of this $1.6 million statewide initiative
developed to teach 5,000 Minnesota teachers how to
utilize the Internet and other electronic information
FUTURES FUND (MFF). Evaluated MFF, a project that distributed
more than $1.8
million in grants
preparing for the challenges and opportunities
of devolution. This project was co-sponsored
of Nonprofits, the Minnesota Council of
Churches, and the Minnesota Council on Foundations,
and supported by contributions
from Minnesota foundations, corporations,
and United Ways.
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES. Evaluated the Teacher Online Project. Funded
by Annenberg Foundation/
for Public Broadcasting Math and Science
THE SAINT PAUL FOUNDATION, F. R. BIGELOW
FOUNDATION AND MARDAG FOUNDATION. Conducted a 10-year longitudinal
evaluation of the Highland Park High School Chinese Language
and Culture Project designed to help students learn the
skills needed to work in the Chinese marketplace.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA:
CAREERS ONLINE. Evaluated the Careers Online program,
one of the first
for employment. Funded by a federal
special education grant.
COMMUNITY ACTION OF MINNEAPOLIS.
Documented outcomes and impact of the Community Action
of Minneapolis Self-Sufficiency Program.
Funded by federal stimulus dollars.
from Recent EnSearch Projects
Grant Writing Resulted in $825,000
in HUD Funding for Region Five Development Commission. "The
HUD grants represent a landmark step on the part of the
federal government to support sustainable communities and
regions" states Cheryal Lee Hills the Executive Director
of Region Five Development Commission "Our application
would not have been successful without the support from
many many local and State agencies and that of our State
and Federal Legislators." Hills reflects that "In
preparing the grant application with direction from the
Consortium Advisory Board and with the amazing grant writing
team of Stacey Stockdill from EnSearch, Kathy Draeger and
Virajita Singh from the University of MN it was truly humbling
to witness the broad based support from our region. We
are thrilled and grateful to have been funded. Now, we
will call on all of our partners....roll up our sleeves.....and
get to some serious work"
Leveraged $600 Million Federal
Dollars. A research study funded by the Joyce Foundation
for Lifetrack Resources
has led to more than $600 million in leveraged dollars
for transitional jobs programs.
Issues Led to $20 Million for Private Education. Market
research conducted for a membership
devoted to raising funds for private education led
to resolved operational issues and long-term survival of
Last year this organization successfully raised more
than $20 million for private school education.