Community Return on Investment
Why we are different
Previously, school enrollment figures are only gathered at the time of enrollment after planning and budgeting has already been completed for the school year. Particularly for Pre-K, unlike grade school students, more students are new rather than returning. School administrators may hire consultants to develop forecasts of the overall student population but these forecasts are static, do not address new programs such a Universal Pre-K, and if they do, they are based on ACS demographic data. ACS data is not up-to-date and the lack of PII data means that there are limitations of measuring a potential Pre-K population without including intersections of demographics such as wealth, race/ethnicity, and so on.
Basic Financial Dashboard features include:
The following inputs will be updated regularly with our most current population and demographic data for your community:
Your work is so interesting. I can’t wait to see where [CDP] goes with this. You are on an amazing track. I just know this project will help us on so many levels.
Executive Director of Housing Nantucket
The cell tower was installed in 1999 under a twenty-year lease agreement and we needed reliable, accurate data to negotiate our upcoming lease renewal. NDP was very supportive and helpful and they provided us with data that will be invaluable to our negotiations!
Member of the Capital Fund Committee for the First Congregational Church in Nantucket
CDP worked diligently to digitalize, organize and complete a database list before uploading it to the school’s email marketing software. After a little training, the Children’s House staff was able to send email invitations for its large annual fundraising event, bringing down costs and greatly improving its effectiveness in reaching people!
Head of School of Children's House