Our Approach

Evidence-Informed Practice

We believe that evaluation practice is done best when evidence is drawn from multiple sources. We take research findings from academic studies, best practices from professional settings, and the perspectives of individuals who access services in order to inform our research design.

Utilization Focused

​We believe that useful evaluation is accomplished through effective collaboration with our clients. We leverage the client’s knowledge of their program and its context and empower them with the information they need. 


We design our evaluation processes around the intended users and uses of the evaluation outcomes. We prioritize a research approach that provides our clients with credible information that will enable them to confidently act on evidence-informed findings.

We believe that strong evaluation practice is done better in a team-based environment. We maintain a small team of core staff and draw upon a pool of trusted associates to construct project teams that are tailored to the needs of our clients.