by admin 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 Service Corps

Client: Puget Sound Partnership – Stewardship Program Evaluation

Outcome-Based Strategic Planning

Using the tools of outcome-based evaluation to help organizations and foundations with strategic planning efforts.  This work involves 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: King County Conservation District

Client: Facing Homelessness

Client:  Alaska Conservation Foundation

Evaluation Coaching and Technical Assistance

Working one-on-one with non-profit organizations, public sector agencies, and foundations to address specific 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.

Client:  City Year – Seattle-King County

Client: Northwest Indian Treatment Center

Client:  South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA)

Analytic Database Systems

The planning and development of systems to support organization’s needs for capturing, maintaining, monitoring and reporting data.  In this work we have developed online systems that help the program/organization capture data on activities and outcomes at the client and/or program level and have customized reports to support program planning, development and evaluation efforts.

Client: Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe: Tribal Database

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 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 using 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 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