Developing improvements to public policies that accelerate customer, citizen and community prosperity is the focus of Fors Marsh Group's (FMG) work. Our policy innovations are created by evaluating and measuring the public’s needs, conducting rigorous evaluation to assess how these needs are being met, and working collaboratively with clients and partners to improve consumer and citizen-affecting programs and policies.
FMG’s approach is unique through the integration of advanced quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques with public administration expertise. This combination provides our clients cutting edge science with real world application. Recent examples include:
- Assessing tangible and intangible value of intellectual capital.
- Assessing emergency preparedness of wildfire survivors.
- Impact of Help Americans Vote Act (HAVA) on registration and voting success.
- Measuring outcome effectiveness of state level grants for electronic voting systems.
- Examining the effects of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal on military readiness.
FMG prides itself on systematic measurement, analysis, and reporting of key indicators providing our clients with valuable insights into program effectiveness and actionable recommendations.
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Examples of Impact
Recently completed projects include:
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
Increased awareness of the voter registration and ballot casting process requirements for participating in U.S. elections when living overseas. FMG conducted formative research with Americans living abroad and military Service members that was used to create an educational campaign using paid, earned and social media, direct mail, video and print to reach these audiences.
The Council of State Governments (CSG)
Initiated a national program to standardize and increase the accuracy of election data collection by state and local governments through the Overseas Voting Initiative (OVI).
Freedom Forum Institute
Shaped educational programs serving American students, professionals and citizens through a national survey measuring Americans' understanding and attitudes of the five freedoms of the First Amendment for the Institute's annual State of the First Amendment report.
Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
Launched innovative national training and data collection methods improving the completeness of responses for the congressionally-mandated Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the largest U.S. survey of election administration activities.