Nonprofits & Social Change
Easter Seals New Jersey
serving individuals and families with disabilities and special needs
Technology provides ways for individuals with disabilities to function with greater independence. What piece(s) of technology would best serve Easter Seals NJ consumers, especially at the Mercer Adult Training Services site where services are provided to adults with developmental disabilities and special medical and behavioral needs? How would the technology directly improve the quality of services provided by Easter Seals? Easter Seals New Jersey has work centers where assistive technology research could be done to develop tools to assist individuals with disabilities in learning the skills necessary to obtain employment in their communities.
Easter Seals is interested in a number of research ideas and is open to exploring other projects. See additional questions under Health.
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strategic analysis of religious environmental field
As the religious-environmental movement has begun to spread, new forms of religiously-based environmental activity have appeared within individual houses of worship, regional and national denominations, interfaith networks. In addition, secular environmental groups have begun launching efforts to reach out to religious groups. GreenFaith is interested in partnering on a strategic analysis on the state of the religious environmental field which would address the following questions:
- What organizations are working in the field and where are they working?
- Using industry life-cycle theory as a context for analysis, what stage of development has the religious-environmental movement reached? What developments are the likely next steps in this young field’s evolution?
professional nonprofit leadership & cross-generation civic engagement
- The organization would like to assess the impact of the program on participants’ work performance, career trajectory, and leadership behaviors. How does the program affect their managerial ability, civic skills, and identity? How do the curriculum and outcomes compare to similar professional development programs in this and other sectors?