In an arena served almost exclusively by for-profit consultancies, CGR stands apart. Since our founding, we have operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a status that insulates us from political bias and holds us accountable to our clients’ true shareholders – the communities they serve – positioning them as more desirable places to live and work.
Just like our clients, we’re in the business of making a difference.
The Dyson Foundation has enjoyed a long and positive working relationship and partnership with CGR, ranging from the Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles (community indicators) site, to various research projects for both the Foundation and our grantees.
CGR is amazing to work with. Their expertise, responsiveness, and ability to guide is unparalleled. We absolutely look forward to working together with CGR again on future projects.
Director of Program
Relations PathStone Corporation
Working with CGR gave our organization exactly what it needed to begin evaluating our programs. Dr. Donna Harris is a trusted professional who made this an enjoyable and beneficial process.
Dr. Ashley Cross
It was a lengthy process dealing with 6 fire districts and volunteer rescue squad. I don't think CGR could have done a better job.
Town of Marbletown, New York
I had the pleasure of working with CGR on several projects. The team at CGR was extremely knowledgeable and provided valuable insight to serve my needs. I would highly recommend their services to anyone.
Director of Business Development
Buffalo City Swim Racers
CGR’s versatility made them our go-to partner to help design a framework for an innovative new program. They took the time to understand our objectives, thoroughly researched peer programs in the marketplace, and made targeted recommendations on how to structure our approach.
CGR is an extremely professional organization and is very responsive to its clients.
Legislative Fiscal Analyst
Rockland County, New York
The Dyson Foundation has worked with CGR for more than 10 years on our Community Indicator project in addition to a variety of critical research projects. They are professional, highly experienced, and valued partners in our philanthropic work.
Dyson Foundation/Mid-Hudson Valley Community Indicator website.
The CGR team was great to work with. They were able to gather information from multiple municipalities in a way we would never have been able to do on our own. The Final Report we received will be instrumental in moving our project forward. We appreciate the effort that was put into our feasibility study and highly recommend their work for other similar projects.
Elizabeth T. Hansen
Deputy County Clerk
Broome County, New York
CGR was timely in doing a large project we wanted in a very short time frame. They worked with us cooperatively so the work was a combined effort, thus increasing our ability to use the work effectively with our members. The work CGR did was ground breaking in that an economic footprint model had not been previously used in education and will benefit school districts by helping justify support from taxpayers for education funding.
Deborah H. Cunningham, PhD
Special Advisor on Research and Educational Management
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