People often worry that program evaluation is a judgemental audit of organizational and individual performance. If evaluators impose check-lists or unattainable metrics of success, outcomes can be unsatisfying because those involved don't feel heard or celebrated. When funding for important services or initiatives are at stake, there can be a lot riding on evaluations.
We get it! That's why our evaluation practice centres on:
We honour what growth means to you.
Set and reach your own performance, program, and/or organizational goals
That's it. No judgement. No check-lists. No unnecessary performance indicators. And, absolutely no reports that gather dust on shelves.
We listen to what you want and use every aspect of the evaluation to bring you closer to your vision.
AND, we bring energizing strategies to build enthusiasm for evaluation without draining your team. Learn more about how we avoid exhausting clients here.
Implement meaningful accountability strategies, to learn and grow.
Use evaluations to bolster relationships with community, environment, and future generations
We offer expertise in:
Identifying what works to facilitate positive change in your program, team, or organization. We use strengths as a bridge to get you where you hope to go next.
Tapping into the creative ways people express themselves invites more diverse engagement and generates in-depth insights into experiences, values, and beliefs.
Capturing wisdom and lessons learned from "cases" or sites of interest across multiple contexts to test an idea and/or compare experiences or outcomes.
Supporting social innovators with complex or uncertain projects by offering iterative feedback that strengthens (rather than stifles) ideation and pilot stages.
Encouraging communities to identify, meaningfully monitor progress towards, and reach their own goals on their own terms and in service of self-determination.
Most Significant Change
Harnessing the power of stories to explore change and build consensus around shared vision and/or desirable future directions.
Setting transformative or disruptive projects up for success by monitoring and promoting accountability for change processes and relationships.
Using a rigorous underlying logic to structure an evaluation that meaningfully measures how an initiative contributed to expected changes or outcomes.
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Elevating dynamic change initiatives by adapting activities and goals to context. Principles guide decision-making to create real-world change.
Need Help Getting Started?
Whether you are doing your own in-house evaluation or looking to get started with an evaluation consultant, it can be helpful to start by planning what you need to get done and creating an inventory of what you already have (it may be more than you think).
Check out our free evaluation planning tools below to get started.
Plan what you need to do, when, why, and with what resources.
Track what you already have, what you need, and how to get started.
Evaluation Data Inventory
Evaluation Action Plan