New Program Development
Sometimes the way things have always been done just doesn't cut it anymore. Don't start another program without taking time to strategize. We provide insightful summaries of population needs, existing programs, and research on what works. We can help you think through program components, goals, outcomes, and logistics. Our resident fundraising expert can also assess your funding needs and work with you to develop the right pitch for different funders. From an hour of guided brainstorming to the soup-to-nuts package, we do it all.


Program Troubleshooting

Have a program that isn't going quite right and you don't know why? Don't give up! Sometimes, having an outside eye can help you figure out a simple solution for program performance issues. We can talk to clients, staff, or funders. We can even send mystery clients to get a sense of where your program needs a design tweak.  Assessing your competition can identify recruitment issues or give you ideas for program improvements. We can also identify new partners and audiences you haven't tapped who could help spread the influence of your organization. We provide detailed recommendations and can even prepare a presentation for your board.


Program Evaluation

In the world of big data, smart organizations take the time to evaluate their programs and make needed changes quickly. Keep ahead of the curve with regular program evaluations. We can provide surveys, interviews, or focus groups and provide useful reports with charts and infographics you can use with your board or funders.

And don't forget that program data gathering dust on your shelf. Sometimes having an outside eye can help you find a key piece of information that can make the difference between a good program and a great program. We can review program data and provide an honest assessment of program strengths and areas of improvement. It's not unusual to find new ways to improve programs or to promote results with donors and funders.


Impact Measurement

Ever wondered whether your investments in local non-profits are really making a difference? We can develop evaluations of public policy campaigns, local programs, or corporate responsibility campaigns for foundations and businesses. We dig deep, talking to community members, clients, community leaders, and staff to get a full picture of the program. We can also evaluate program data or help you set up an outcome measurement system. Reports include ratings, detailed feedback, and recommendations for improving the reach, efficiency and effectiveness to make sure you get the most for what you give. We can even create infographics, presentations, and materials for board briefings.

If you are a business owner, it's never too early or too late to develop a community impact plan to ensure you are giving back to the community in useful, visible ways.

Services for: Non-profits, not-for-profits, foundations, corporations, small businesses, colleges, legislative committees, city government, county government, federal agencies, and state agencies.