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Help Austin Area Research Organization conduct research on a particular topic or question.
Austin Area Research Organization
Austin, TX, USA
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Austin, TX, USA


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Posted November 2nd

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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
  • Note: This project is not designed to be used for prospect or grant research
Additional Details

AARO would like to build a collection of curated charts, tables, diagrams, and other visual elements with the aim of informing policy makers and civic leaders of the major forces shaping Central Texas through the year 2050. The ideal volunteer is someone with advanced researching stills, who can help us identify the best-available data/graphics from trusted sources to convey the major trends in the areas of demography, public safety, climate change, land/water planning, mobility/transportation,

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a list of trends to follow and content from regional experts, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have some resources to access paid sources if needed, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $5,239 , allowing us to increase our research fund, allowing the organization to invest in more research to make an impact in the areas of education, health, social equity, transportation and water supply.

AARO is looking to build a more informed, long-term vision of Central Texas sourced by the latest data trends in key policy areas. This knowledge will allow our members to be more strategic in their impact, and ultimately, help transform our region into a more dynamic and sustainable place for all. The content of this research will be shared with the public via our new website which is set to launch early next year.

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 & 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

Austin Area Research Organization
Our Mission

Through thoughtful, deliberative dialogue and study, AARO engages committed leaders in advancing regional solutions to benefit the long-term economic and social well-being of Central Texas.


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I really enjoyed working with AARO. The organization was very professional and responsive, and I felt that I was able to contribute to a worthwhile project.
John W.
John W.