by marcbolan on October 7, 2010

Outcome-Based Evaluation

The design, management and implementation of a wide range of evaluation research studies.  My approach is based on the principles of empowerment evaluation, a process where evaluation strategies are developed in collaboration with those individuals who are invested in the data.

Client:  WorkForce Central – Tacoma and Pierce County

Client:  Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) SPF-SIG

Client:  David and Lucille Packard Foundation – Arctic Fisheries Management Initiative

Outcome-Based Strategic Planning

Using the basic tools and principles of outcome-based evaluation to help organizations and foundations with strategic planning efforts.  This work often includes collaboration with clients to develop theory models and evaluation frameworks showing the connections between the programs, their organizational strategies, and the potential impacts on both.

Client: Alaska Conservation Foundation

Client:  Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT)

Evaluation Coaching and Technical Assistance

Working one-on-one with non-profit organizations, public sector agenices, and foundations to address specific evaluation needs and build local capacity for evaluation.  I work with clients to help build skills in the various facets of the evaluation process, from formative theory development to data collection, analysis, and reporting so that they can better manage their own program evaluation and data collection.

Client:  City Year – Seattle-King County

Client: King County Alcohol and Other Prevention Program (AODPP)

Client:  Explorations in Math

Customized Evaluation Training Workshops

Development of evaluation training workshops to help organizations, foundations, and practitioners build their own evaluation capacity.  I have developed training workshops on a variety of topics, ranging from an overview of outcome-based evaluation to more specific topic areas such as logic models and the theory of change model development, data collection tool development, and how to use Microsoft  Access and Microsoft Excel for data analysis and reporting.  I also conduct customized ”Train the Trainer” workshops with small groups that are targeted to your specific evaluation and data collection topics.

Client: State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Needs Assessment and Gaps Analysis

The use of quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches to gather data about community and participant needs, and to assess potential gaps and limitations in community services. This work often includes helping clients align the identified needs and services gaps with the identification of evidence based practices and strategies to use with the participant population.

Client: Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe: Tribal Home Visitation Program

Client: City of Tacoma Human Services: Domestic Violence Services