Choosing the Right Research Firm

Selecting the right research firm for your organization is a very important decision. We think it is important that you know:

  • CDRI is looking for long-term relationships. To build long-term relationships with our clients, we provide high quality research on-time and on-budget. Why is a long-term relationship important? We take a great deal of pride in our ability to learn quickly about the community a new client serves. As a result, we provide exceptional research from the very beginning of a client relationship. But, not surprisingly, experience has shown that the more we learn about our client's community, the more value we bring to the table. Our long-term clients tell us that they consider their relationship with CDRI to be a key competitive advantage.
  • We are experienced researchers. The principals have been designing and conducting research since the early 1980s. We have researched a broad range of public sector topics with special expertise in evaluating support for ballot measures, conducting community surveys, evaluating opinion regarding recycling, water quality, and transportation issues. In addition, we have conducted research for private sector clients who provide products and services ranging from telecommunications solutions to websites for knitters. The combination gives us a fresh and valuable perspective that helps our clients solve their research problems creatively and efficiently.
  • The principals will give your project their full attention. As a small, custom research firm there is never any question of who will be responsible for the design, data collection, analysis, and presentation of a project. For our clients, that means each project meets our high quality standards, period.
  • We take the time to custom-design each project. We don't use cookie cutters. Each client and each project is unique, but is built on our ever-expanding research expertise.
  • We understand budget constraints. Research dollars are always limited. Our objective is to provide our clients with high quality research within the available budget.
  • We take pride in your success. The right community research appropriately implemented can make the difference between success and failure of a ballot measure, new program, or even an organization. Watching our clients use the market or opinion information we provide them to succeed is one of the most rewarding aspects of our job.