If your organization is just starting to think about incorporating evaluation into its management process, you may benefit from the support of an evaluation coach to help you develop a useful and efficient system. Perhaps you are working with a funder who requires that you do some kind of evaluation. Perhaps you’re a grant maker with a portfolio of programs all of which need guidance doing a self assessment. Perhaps your organization would benefit from an evaluation audit or assistance drafting the evaluation section of a grant proposal. Usable Knowledge can help.
Planning an evaluation is always important, but if you are thinking about setting up an in-house evaluation capacity, it is key. We help clients by showing them how to collect evaluation information efficiently and with minimum disruption to their operations. We have found that the best way to do this is to start where you are right now. If your organization is like most, you probably already collect data on intake forms, attendance logs, satisfaction surveys and the like. We can work with you to systematize what you currently do and then build out from there with practical solutions that suit present needs, and are scalable for future growth. We can deliver these services as part of a coaching relationship, through in-person training, or via the internet using web conferencing technology. Once your system is in place, we can even help coach you through the inevitable data analysis and reporting questions that arise.