CGR refreshed our strategic framework in 2020-21 to explore ways to sharpen our focus and increase our impact. With the help of our consultant, Suzanne Piotrowski of Badfish Consulting, we talked with clients and community members to gain outside perspective and then worked with our board to deeply understand and define our values, purpose, and value proposition to clients and communities.
The coronavirus pandemic and growing awareness of racial and structural inequity turned 2020 into a difficult and unforgettable year. As local governments and nonprofits navigated these struggles, CGR found new ways to support communities.
Implementing a Landmark Municipal Consolidation | Princeton, NJ
CGR designed and facilitated implementation of the merger of Princeton township and borough, the largest consolidation in New Jersey in nearly a century. Through its second year, the new approach has saved taxpayers more than $2 million and yielded lower tax rates.
Highlighting Links Between Transportation and Poverty | Rochester, NY
Local transportation nonprofit in upstate New York wants rigorous analysis examining intersections between transit and poverty to help inform and drive advocacy for improved and more equitable transit options in their city and county.