The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) is the outreach and economic development arm of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) President’s Office. Established in 1971, the Institute strives to connect its clients with the resources of the University, bridging theory and innovation with real world public and private sector applications. Our work covers a broad spectrum of services and a range of subject areas. We are uniquely positioned to bring comprehensive resources and diverse perspectives to our clients. We routinely work with federal, state, and local agencies, school districts, quasi-public agencies, foundations, corporations, and non-profit organizations to help them address changes and challenges facing their organizations.
Our primary service areas include:
*Economic and Public Policy Research
*Organizational Development and Learning Solutions
*Applied Research and Program Evaluation
*Early Childhood Services
*Nonprofit Funding and Fiscal Solutions
*Regional Business Services and Jobseeker Resources
We are the public service, outreach, and economic development unit of the University of Massachusetts President's Office. We provide government, business, and non-profit organizations with effective solutions in the areas of research, organizational development, training, technical assistance and funding/fiscal management.