For over 20 years, clients have turned to the Social IMPACT Research Center for dynamic research and analytical insights into America’s most urgent social issues. Our clients seek our data and research services for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s in order to learn or to plan. Often it’s to evaluate. In many cases, it’s to persuade.

Thanks to our decades of experience studying issues affecting vulnerable populations, we’re able to deliver the most relevant and reliable data, analyzed with seasoned intelligence. Those findings are presented in a compelling, user-friendly format, so they can illuminate your decision-making and help you gain the support you need – internal or external – to fulfill your mission.

Perhaps most importantly, we work in close partnership with you – before, during, and after any project. Our clients frequently praise the way we listen, collaborate, and then recommend a plan that uncovers what they need to know, at a reasonable cost, and deliver it in a form they can put to immediate use.

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What our clients have to say about us:

“IMPACT has a great reputation with all of our stakeholder audiences – peers, funders, and member organizations. Women Employed chose to work with them because they have explicit subject-matter knowledge and expertise, and they are responsive to our needs and desires. We found IMPACT’s work to be both highly effective and cost-effective.”

Jenny Wittner, Associate Director, Women Employed


“We couldn’t be more delighted. The IMPACT staff handled this complex, multi-year analysis with amazing equanimity and impeccable judgement, finding solutions to every obstacle. And the value of their work has been immesaurable. We regularly share IMPACT’s findings with legislators and policymakers or present them at key conferences, and they’ve been carried widely by the media.”

Janet Hasz, Executive Director, Supportive Housing Providers Association


“We consider IMPACT a one-stop shop for research, advocacy and technical support. They are highly respected in the social service arena and they have authority and credibility among our audiences. We appreciate their expertise and their quick turnaround.”

Elizabeth Cole, Director, Financial Stability, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago


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