Evaluation is about looking at what you do, how it is done and determining what kind of effect it has on what you intend — and what you don’t. It’s about determining what is good (and to what degree), and also what is possible.
Evaluation allows you to profile your work, demonstrate accountability, and show the return on investment for the energy your organization puts into its products, services, and policies.
We specialize in evaluation for innovation — exploring those areas where the end product and outcome might be unknown, but the need to do something different is not only desirable but maybe necessary. Some call this developmental evaluation.
Our creative, innovative and leading edge methods and tools bring the latest in systems thinking, design, behavioural science to our evaluation services allowing our clients to develop sustainable models for assessing the value they bring to their work.
Let us bring our credentialed evaluation services to your organization.
Dr. Cameron Norman, our Principal, co-founded and leads the ‘Design Loft‘ partnership with the American Evaluation Association, conducting training of evaluators in ways to apply design methods and tools to evaluation through an innovative one-day ‘pop-up conference’ within the annual AEA convention (2016-17).
We’ve conducted training and events to support developmental evaluation in the social sector, including evaluation for social innovation.
We helped the development and evaluation of the social media strategy for the Dietitians of Canada and their province-wide Eat Right Ontario program and published the findings in a leading peer-reviewed journal focused on public health and technology (2015-16).