Capacity Building Projects
We walk alongside you
If you and your team have the desire and commitment to do evaluation yourselves, but realize that there is a knowledge gap standing in your way, we take a comprehensive, hands-on approach to lead you and your team through the learning curve.
Hands-on coaching and collaboration from beginning to end.
You can expect:
A 6- to 12-month deep engagement between your team and ours as we walk you through our entire, four-step evaluation process for your program.
Witness a positive shift in perspective about evaluation across your entire team
Learn the process and skills to execute expert-level evaluation yourselves
Gain confidence in your ability to do ongoing evaluation well
Sound like what you need?
Client Spotlight: Project PAVE
How to shift the internal culture to embrace evaluation
Project PAVE experiences a positive transformation in how their team thinks about and approaches evaluation
We elevate and support your in-house evaluator
Internal team members tasked with evaluation often feel very isolated, with no one to turn to for support, and aren’t able to do their best evaluation work as a result. We provide the training and support needed to maximize that role for a fraction of the cost it would take to have another expert on staff.
Ongoing support and training. Answers when you need them.
You can expect:
Learn new evaluation skills
Clarify evaluation’s role in reaching the organization’s strategic goals
Feel motivated by the support and connection to the evaluation field
Implement a step-by-step process to build an internal culture of learning and reflection
Receive expert support, leading to more effective evaluation practices
Intrigued? Let’s have a conversation about what working together might look like.
Workshops & Training
We teach, you grow
We show you how to make the best use of the resources you have and adapt evaluation solutions for any budget.
In-depth trainings brought to you. Or find us at a learning event.
You can expect:
Immediately-actionable insights and tips
Trainers who make things interesting (we aren’t boring academics)
Grasp how to be more effective in what you already do
Learn by doing with our activity-rich teaching style
Interested? Check out our Workshops & Trainings to learn more about our training topics that we can customize just for you or where to find us at an upcoming learning event.
We help you find the right hire
Many nonprofits reach a place where it makes sense to have internal evaluation staff, but the leadership lacks the evaluation expertise to understand what skills are really needed. We help fill this gap.
Craft an appropriate position. Attract a good fit.
Define the role evaluation plays within your organization
Decide which potential department makes the most sense for the evaluation function
Prioritize evaluation skill sets based on what you need to achieve
Reconcile what you would like for this role, and what is realistic
Advise on an appropriate salary for the position to attract and keep the right people
Develop a job description that communicates all of the above
Assist in posting the position to get it in front of the right people
Aid with candidate screening and the interview process
Support the onboarding process for this new role. We help integrate the new person into the Colorado evaluation community and provide support and mentoring in the case this is missing internally.
Curious about how we might collaborate and find the right team member?