Frequently asked questions

What type of organizations do you work with?

Anyone with a philanthropic or social benefit project. This can include (but is not limited to): - 501(c)(3)-registered entities - Foundations - NGOs - DAFs - Social Enterprises - Impact Investors - Educational institutions - Corporate community outreach schemes - Public sector bodies PPR specializes in working with smaller organizations who lack the resources for dedicated research staffing, but welcomes requests from organizations of any size.

Do I need a specific project or approach in mind before I contact you?

Not at all! If you identify a need or problem, together we can clarify how best to address it. The solution may not be a service PPR can provide, but I will work with you to advise on what your next steps could be.

How do you reach an estimated cost of a project?

As part of a project proposal, an estimate will be provided taking into account the complexity of the research, the use of specialist resources or subscription services, and the time it will take. A time estimate is based on previous, comparable projects.

What geographic area do you serve?

I'm based in Massachusetts, so most of my clients are in New England. However if you can engage my services without in-person discussion (e.g. by phone or video calling) then do get in touch! At this time, PPR is unable to accept work for organizations outside the United States.

How does the process work?

Once you provide a brief overview of your organization and the issue, together we'll develop an outline of what PPR can do to help. This doesn't have to be detailed, just enough to gauge your problem and consider how I can help. Following conversations around this, we develop a project framework including the methodology, format, scale and timeframe of the final product. Once agreed, I go off and do the research. Simple as that! Upon delivery, I'll be on standby to answer any follow-up questions and queries within the scope of the agreement.

How does payment work?

A deposit of 10% the estimated cost is needed up front, but with appreciation for the financial constraints nonprofits can face, a reasonable time frame is allowed for final payment. Payment can be made through credit/debit card, Google Pay, PayPal and Venmo.