Hi! I’m Becky Stewart, Chief Practice Officer at The Improve Group. It was our joy to collaborate recently with Dr. Nicky Bowman (Waapalaneexkweew, Lunaape/Mohican), President and Founder of Bowman Performance Consulting, on an equity-focused assessment of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest’s service model.
Over the past year, many of us have been busier than ever. A lack of time is not a new barrier to evaluation, so we wanted to share some ever-helpful strategies to make evaluation realistic for clients and their stakeholders to participate. They might be helpful for anyone working to fit evaluation into busy schedules.
As a registered Public Benefit Corporation with the State of Minnesota, we report on our impact each year. Our recently filed 2020 report describes how we pursued our public benefit mission, the public benefit we saw from our clients, the factors that helped our work or got in our way, and our plans for the future.
I recently partook in an inspiring, thought-provoking Minnesota Evaluation Association panel called “What is evaluation?”
The Improve Group will be closed for part of Tuesday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 4.
2020 has brought unexpected challenges and opportunities. As such, this year’s U.S. election process and outcome feel particularly weighty. To recognize the demand they are placing on each of us, The Improve Group will be closed from 2pm Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day) and reopening at 11am on November 4 (day after election day). Thank you for your patience with us!
We shared the first Olmstead Quality of Life Survey brief with you last month—these are short reports to prepare people to understand and use findings of the second follow-up study, which we’re currently implementing. This month, we’re excited to share the second brief, which explains the survey’s focus on decision-making.