Research

Insights-led decisions and a stronger voice for the sector

Research

Insights-led decisions and a stronger voice for the sector

by craig
The Centre draws upon significant expertise to design and implement both qualitative and quantitative research. Using the Centre to conduct research from a sector perspective can provide cost savings and a more effective deliverable than if an organisation conducted research on their own.

The Centre’s research provides three key deliverables :

To provide insights to guide decision making

Exploring best practices, benchmark data or market research helps organisations identify where to best allocate scare resources to optimise outcomes

To promote sector's economic and social benefits

This may be used by organisations to support grant applications or business cases for funding

To provide a voice on issues impacting the sector

The Centre is not a peak body. However, our evidence-based views may be used by those who lobby government agencies

Potential Research Projects identified by members

As a member-led Centre, our research will focus on issues important to the sector. Potential topics already identified include:

Are organisations that support a cause better able to attract and retain talent?

Many corporates support a cause due to a commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

This research seeks to identify the business benefits gained (such as improved talent attraction and retention) through supporting a cause.

Market research : Identifying Buying Needs and Criteria

This could include conducting focus groups and surveys to gain insights into customer needs, purchase criteria and expectations.

The Centre is well equipped to provide an independent, industry study.

Are organisations that support a cause better able to attract and retain talent?

Many corporates support a cause due to a commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

This research seeks to identify the business benefits gained (such as improved talent attraction and retention) through supporting a cause.

Market research : Identifying Buying Needs and Criteria

This could include conducting focus groups and surveys to gain insights into customer needs, purchase criteria and expectations.

The Centre is well equipped to provide an independent, industry study.

Operational Benchmark Data

Organisations are allocating resources into operational areas – such as administration, program management, marketing, IT and salaries – with limited data.

This study will capture sector data and provide organisations a benchmark report.

The study will also use regression analysis to determine predictive links between operational improvement and organisational outcomes.

Measuring social impact

Organisations are investing significant resources into trying to solve this critical question : “Are our activities changing outcomes?”.

Members are asking if it is more effective for the Centre to quantify social impact rather than each organisation attempt  this individually.

Operational Benchmark Data

Organisations are allocating resources into operational areas – such as administration, program management, marketing, IT and salaries – with limited data.

This study will capture sector data and provide organisations a benchmark report.

The study will also use regression analysis to determine predictive links between operational improvement and organisational outcomes.

Measuring social impact

Organisations are investing significant resources into trying to solve this critical question : “Are our activities changing outcomes?”.

Members are asking if it is more effective for the Centre to quantify social impact rather than each organisation attempt  this individually.

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