Let our expertise and experience fuel your passions, projects, and programs.​

Springtide researchers are experts in listening to the inner and outer lives of young people. We are dedicated to amplifying their voices and understanding their deepest longings and belongings.

Our research services—including program evaluation, grant support, custom surveys, and more—combine this expertise with years of experience in applied research design in order to deliver actionable insights, so you can focus on what matters: caring for young people, better.

Leaders like you are asking…

How do I know if my program is having the impact I hope?

What is going on in the lives of young people?

How can I serve young people in more effective ways?

How can I position my organization for the future?

What isn’t working about what my organization is doing, and how do I change it?


Program Evaluation

Whether you’re trying to measure impact or diagnose a stumbling block, whether you’re seeking assessment for internal purposes or to report out to funders or stakeholders, we can get you the actionable, meaningful insights you need. From design to deliverables, we can support your work through our program evaluations.

Grant Support

Springtide has a team of researchers and staff who know the importance of data for supporting a case for funding or a grant. And we know there’s often a long-term commitment to deliverable outcomes. Contact us today, and we'll design a project just for you and your needs.

Custom Surveys & Research

We are experts in designing and delivering customized surveys, focus groups, interviews, and more. Whether you have existing data that needs analysis or want to build something from scratch, we can help you understand the questions you want to ask and then get you the data you need to answer them.

Our Approach:

Data with Heart

At Springtide, we’re committed to data with heart. That means we are going to listen, first. It’s the commitment we make to young people in our own research, and it’s a promise we extend to you, as well. You know your community, your question, your concern, better than anyone. Listening is at the heart of sociological research, and the data we deliver reflects that heart.

Discover what we can do for you and your organization. 

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Who We Are

We are social scientists led by Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute and Megan Bissell, MA, Head Researcher. Our unique, applied approach is grounded in a sociological perspective and leverages extensive expertise in the religious landscape in America to yield findings that are actually useful. From our initial objective mapping to the final deliverable, we handle all aspects of your research project so you can focus on doing what you do best: caring for the lives of young people.