Dear Thoughtwell Partners, Clients, and Community Members,
The Thoughtwell Board of Directors made the very tough decision to wind down operations and close our doors in the coming months. We are actively working with our current clients to finish up projects and when necessary, transfer a project to another vendor.
Thoughtwell (formerly Community Research Partners) was created 17 years ago to address the unmet data needs for our local nonprofits and government entities. Our funding partners include the City of Columbus, Franklin County, United Way of Central Ohio, and The Ohio State University.
Over the past 17 years, the data world has changed with more entities providing data and research services. Significantly more infrastructure for data collection, management, and processing is available within organizations. We hear regularly that processes have been brought in house for many nonprofit organizations.
We continuously review our operations to ensure we are responding to the needs of our community and have determined that the time has come to cease operations over the coming few months. We are very proud of the high-quality products we have created throughout our history and strongly believe our organization filled an important need at a critical time. The board and staff of Thoughtwell are dedicated to work with our partner organizations and key stakeholders to ensure we wrap up our projects to the best of our ability as we wind down our services.
As part of the winding down of our operations the board has had to make some difficult financial decisions, including laying off staff as project work winds down.
We thank the community, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff from the bottom of our hearts for their support and hard work.
Thoughtwell Board Chair