What We Do
The staff at Green Heron Research Services specializes in providing high quality cost-effective results on research projects with short turn-around times. We serve policy and government relations professionals, advocacy groups, political candidates and others interested in the public policy area.
We save you time by making sense of the wealth of information put out by government agencies, political think tanks, advocacy groups, non-profit groups and others. This allows you to focus on influencing the political process, confident you have high quality research to support your work.
Who We Are
Matthew Von Hendy, MLS is owner and principal of Green Heron Research Services. He is an accomplished research librarian with more than 20 years of professional experience working in a variety of government and technical libraries. He has worked at the EPA, NASA and the National Academies of Sciences where his work was cited in 10 different National Academies reports. He is also recognized as an expert in locating government and grey literature (non-academic) information.
Von Hendy earned his Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky and his Masters of American History from the University of New Hampshire. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Oberlin College.
What Clients Say
“Matt is an outstanding researcher with a tremendous talent for locating just the right information. He listens to the customer’s needs closely and is creative in the resources he leverages to meet those needs. He always asks for feedback and is willing to revise or refine his research work based on that feedback. Matt’s work is timely and thorough every time!”
-Stem policy researcher at a national science nonprofit
Green Heron is a great resource for anyone who has limited access / time for doing literature searches or finding information more generally. They helped me with 3 fast-turnaround projects, and were extremely responsive, flexible, fast, and willing to tweak their searches based on my evolving specifications. I highly recommend them.
-Senior research scientist at a statewide science nonprofit
Our clients are usually:
Clients contact Green Heron because they:
Our clients usually ask us to:
See past projects for examples
A note about services we do not provide...
Sometimes people equate public policy research with political research. While there is some overlap, we do not offer services in the areas of voter identification/profiling, focus groups or opposition research.
For those types of services we recommend contacting any of these consulting companies, all of which have the capacity to work in those areas:
These project summaries will give you a sense of the types of work we can do.