This project was completed on Jul 15, 2019
Matched with Brian S
Matched with
Brian S.

Online Research

Posted by
Joan M.


Posted Date
Jun 6, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $5,239 , allowing us to serve more people by providing training and job skills development.

Project Details

What We Need
  • A compilation of research on a specific topic (e.g. industry best practices, literature review, media contacts, industry trends, etc.) including a list of sources
  • Recommendations on areas for further exploration/research
Additional Details

We are looking for grants available in NJ to provide services for people with disabilities, especially employment services and residential opportunities.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a staff member committed to this project, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have clear goals in mind, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We are opening up our employment services division with a dog biscuit baking/packaging and selling project and we need some grant money start up costs like equipment and materials. In the future we will be looking to create residential opportunities for our clients by taking over a vacant retail space and building apartments upstairs.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss specific topic(s) of interest, research objectives and information needs, as well as preferred sources/databases (if any)
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional create research questions and agree on key terms
Milestone 1: Preliminary Research Outline
  • Professional conducts preliminary online research and creates an outline
  • Professional shares outline with Volunteer Manager for feedback
Milestone 2: Research and Analysis
  • Professional conducts online research and analyzes information
  • Professional drafts a research report and creates a list of sources
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional incorporates
  • Professional conducts an additional round of research (if necessary)
Milestone 3: Report Findings
  • Professional delivers research and shares findings with Volunteer Manager
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About The Org

Our Mission

We are a nonprofit seeking to create an inclusive community where people with disabilities can receive residential, employment, social, recreational and therapeutic supports, living alongside their mentors who will assist them with their day to day activities.


Brian was amazing! Within days he was able to supply our nonprofit with a treasure trove of possible funding sources for our project. He also made suggestions for further resources that could help us. I would definitely recommend him to others who have research projects in this area as his expertise is so valuable. Thanks, Brian, for all of your help and I look forward to working with you again.
Joan M.


Online Research Project

I really enjoyed working with Joan to identify high-probability foundation funders for Boxwood Junction. Joan is a very passionate advocate for this amazing nonprofit that offers residential, employment, recreational, social and therapeutic services for people with disabilities. I would gladly support Boxwood Junction on future projects and will definitely keep an eye out for opportunities to do so!
Brian Smith
Brian S.

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