More than a snapshot. A road map.

Evaluation and research is at the heart of everything we do at TrueBearing. We’re committed to the power of evidence-based decision making (EBDM), and believe that organizations that not only gather data but integrate it in their decision making process are better positioned than those relying solely on hunches or instinct.

Evaluation can take many forms and meet a wide range of purposes:

  • Program evaluation
  • Process evaluation
  • Formative and summative evaluation
  • Impact evaluation
  • Outcomes-based evaluation
  • Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Needs assessment

The TrueBearing team has deep expertise in each of these forms of evaluation, bringing significant experience across the nonprofit, public, legal, and educational sectors.

Some evaluations result in what amounts to a snapshot, a descriptive summary of a program’s strengths, weaknesses, and performance. (This is often a basic requirement of nonprofit funders and Federal agencies.) However, a well-conceived evaluation will not only fulfill funding requirements but also deliver enduring value to the organization itself.

In our work with our clients, we strive to craft an evaluation product that functions as a roadmap, offering:

  • An assessment benched on clear operationally-defined criteria
  • A vital tool to support and refine your organization’s strategic plan
  • Metrics to track and maintain your organization’s distinctive programs in desired alignment with your mission and in harmony with each other

A well-crafted evaluation generates the information you need not only to ground key program decisions in reliable evidence, but also to communicate the story of your organization to stakeholders in fresh and compelling ways.

Want to learn more about evaluation and evidence-based decision making (EBDM)? View a set of slides from a recent presentation by Dr. Brown, or take a look at our blog series Evidence-Based Decision Making On The Fly. To start exploring how we can partner to harness your data for better decision making, send us a message.

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