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Programs are more successful when the evaluation component is built into the planning stage. People who work in nonprofit organizations want to evaluate their programs in order to document their success, build upon their achievements, and learn how to improve their program. Sometimes program evaluation is required by the funder.
No matter the reason, it is a good idea to bring in an independent evaluator, because she or he brings specialized expertise and an outsider’s perspective to the process. Maggie brings her skill and experience in formative, summative, process, outcome, and/or developmental evaluation to serve her her clients. She creates evaluation plans and logic models, conducts interviews, surveys, focus groups, out of the box methods, writes reports, and helps clients use data.
Contact Maggie Miller Consulting to learn more about our customized program planning and evaluation services that could help your organization.
TYJI…& MTA (taking your jumbled ideas…& making them actionable)
People who work in nonprofit organizations often have creative – even visionary – ideas about how they can improve their programs and services, or create new ones. Getting the momentum to move forward on those ideas can be a challenge.*
One service that Maggie provides to her clients with great results is Taking Your Jumbled Ideas…& Making Them Actionable.
She does this by listening to her clients’ ideas, analyzing and synthesizing them, and developing a map for action. For this work, Maggie draws on a variety of tools including executive coaching, group facilitation, and teaching.
She also helps her clients by creating user-friendly roadmaps such as logic models, work plans, Gantt charts, and flow charts.
Contact Maggie Miller Consulting and describe your idea, and to arrange a free introductory consultation.
*Because Maggie is personally interested in issues related to aging and end-of-life, she now offers coaching to adult children of aging parents.
facilitating groups for short and long-term projects
Many projects involve group-work, and it is often critical to authentically involve stakeholders and bring diverse ideas to the table.
Maggie is a skilled facilitator who works with her clients to ensure that people feel – and are – heard. She does this by listening closely to client concerns, carefully planning and preparing for meetings, facilitating or co-facilitating as appropriate to the project and client needs, and engaging in thorough follow-up.
Whether you need to work with a group of people for one hour or 18 months, you will get a smooth process and rich results when you work with Maggie.
Contact Maggie Miller Consulting and tell her about your facilitation needs.
evaluation for k-12 education
People who work in public schools use achievement data to inform decision-making. If you work in a school and want MORE and DIFFERENT data to supplement this – for example, if you’d like to hear the voices of students and families in new ways – Maggie can help you define and refine your guiding questions, be an approachable outside person to conduct interviews and focus groups, and provide qualitative analysis to produce a user-friendly report or presentation. You will be able to use this additional information to inform programmatic decisions, increase family engagement, and make a strong case when requesting funding or other supports.