Usually when we think of taking on new initiatives, we wonder how much is it going to cost. Sometimes we conclude that it will be too expensive or we don’t have the time. This is particularly true when contemplating a research project within the academy. Faculty and professional employees are expected to get money for research and this expectation is often embedded in an attitude that research that is not funded is probably not worth doing, never mind reading. This chapter posits that research that is not funded can be a legitimate learning organization strategy (Senge, 1999) useful for decision making and planning.