Research & Strategy

Project Open Hand

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Spring 2017

Project Open Hand’s mission is to provide nutritious meals with love to seniors and critically ill neighbors. Because of customer loss and dissatisfaction, this organization wanted to provide customization of meals. This team determined the feasibility of customization pricing by analyzing customer information, customization cost, and other factors. Ultimately, they provided a strategy to POH to find the optimal price for customization.

Beloved Atlanta

Spring 2016

BeLoved Atlanta is a residential program that empowers women who want to leave prostitution, trafficking and overcome addiction.  They are developing a program to educate first time purchasers of sex.  Our team helped them by researching and writing a proposal for the Sex Trafficking Exploitation Education Program (STEEP) that will be presented to the Attorney General of Georgia.  The proposal shows financial feasibility of the program, reveals findings of social contribution, and persuades action for implementation.

Enchanted Closet

Fall 2014

Our team analyzed the existing inventory logistics and developed an efficient and sustainable inventory tracking system to track inflow and outflow of donated dresses, shoes, accessories, and makeup. The items are organized by these categories and subcategories (Prom, Non-Prom, Short/Medium/ Long Dresses, Damaged/Soiled, etc.), and the system allows the user to create personalized tables to view item lists of certain categories and subcategories. The system also maintains the donor contact information and assists in generating acknowledgment letters.

Urban Perform

Fall 2014

Our team was asked to define a region called a “fitness desert”, identify the areas in Atlanta that met that criteria, and show the relationships between “fitness deserts”, “food deserts”, and other demographic information. Using food deserts as a template for our model of identification, we located low income areas that have low access to surrounding fitness facilities. We found that there are certain food deserts that intersect with our identified fitness deserts, and identified new areas in Atlanta where the kind of community intervention that Urban Perform does is possible.

The Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

Spring 2014

Our team analyzed and evaluated real-estate records to quantitatively demonstrate the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.’s success in renovating foreclosed homes in Douglasville county to increase home values in the area. This project allowed ANDPI to return to investors with demonstrable value and a stronger pitch for continued development in the future.

Scholarship Academy: Fundraising Team

Spring 2014

Our team created fundraising efforts to allow the organization to expand and reach a larger base of students and set the foundation for improvements in organizational infrastructure to support this expansion.

North Fulton Community Charities

Spring 2014

Our team used system analysis to restructure donation intake and storage processes, resulting in increased donation throughout and decreased necessary volunteer hours.