Cindy Eby is passionate about working with organizational teams to transform their programs to become high impact through using data. With over 20 years of experience in performance management, research, evaluation and implementation of evidence based programs, Cindy sees the opportunities data-informed practice has to offer the social sector, and the challenges organizations need to overcome to make impact a reality.
Cindy worked for eights years on the scale-up and implementation of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a national evidence-based home visitation program, and followed by leading the Early Literacy Social Innovation Fund in Colorado, where she worked on performance management capacity and evidence building for promising early literacy programs. While working at NFP, Cindy became an expert on rigor and the use of data to guide programming, and when she began work at the local and state level, she was surprised to see such limited data-informed practice. While organizational leaders had the desire to become more rigorous in their programming, Cindy found that they had not had access to capacity building opportunities to strengthen their data use practice or the funding to walk in that direction. This realization lead Cindy to found ResultsLab, in order to make data-informed practice more accessible to organizations.
“I founded ResultsLab to build an organization solely focused on creating value through using data,” Cindy explains. “The appropriate application of data and evidence is a pivotal tool to change how the social sector operates. We are here to put those tools in the hands of more organizations.”
Kenzie Strong has spent that past 15 years developing, implementing, and evaluating programs on a local, national and global level. She lived in indigenous communities in the Arctic, the Pacific, and in Uganda, while teaching and directing a variety of formal and non-formal education programs. She has led program evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building initiatives, while working for a wide variety of non-profit and government agencies, including: Mile High United Way, Right To Play International, Save the Children USA, ActionAid International, and the Ministry of Education in the Marshall Islands. While Kenzie thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to do work she loved, spanning across 20 countries, with two young daughters, she was excited to return ‘home’ to Colorado. As the Senior Director of Evaluation and Learning, Kenzie launched Mile High United Way’s Impact United which has helped over 60 nonprofit agencies to strengthen their strategy, programs, and operations. Prior to finding her passion in the social change space, Kenzie worked for three years in the private sector as a Financial Analyst. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University and Bachelors in Finance from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Bonnie Hernández brings 15 years of user-centered program design and evaluation to ResultsLab. Most recently, Bonnie developed strategic partnerships and projects for undergraduate engineering courses at the Colorado School of Mines, cultivating unique opportunities for students to support communities through project-based learning. Prior to this role, Bonnie spent over a decade in nonprofit and government organizations, leading and supporting evaluation efforts to assess effectiveness and efficiency of international and community development programs. Most recently, she launched and led the monitoring and evaluation unit at Colorado-based One Earth Future Foundation, and served as a lead performance auditor at the City and County of Denver. Her work has spanned three continents and more than a dozen U.S. states, and contributed to reform efforts in international conflict resolution, global food security, public health interventions, clean water initiatives, climate change adaptation, and U.S. federal refugee resettlement, among others. Early in her career, Bonnie proudly served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, South America. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Arkansas, and a graduate degree in global policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys volunteering in her community, gardening, and exploring the Colorado wilderness by foot and by ski with her husband and their two Weimaraners.
Paul Collier is passionate about helping social sector leaders leverage technology and analysis to make a difference in their clients’ lives. Paul brings his clients nearly a decade of experience working with organizations ranging from rural mentoring programs to Pac-12 universities.
Most recently, he served as the Data & Evaluation Manager at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, one of San Francisco’s oldest family serving nonprofits. There, he led initiatives including data system design and implementation, data product creation and evaluation training for staff at all levels of the organization. Paul is a member of the American Evaluation Association and holds certifications in Scrum project management, Salesforce, and Efforts to Outcomes. He graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in Business Management and Arts Administration, and has engaged in ongoing professional development in evaluation planning and data science.
“I’m committed to this work because the social sector’s at a pivot point,” Paul says. “With the cloud, even small nonprofits can build data systems to track their outcomes. And demonstrating measurable performance is more important to funders than ever before, so it’s critical that leaders of organizations at all sizes can access to the right technology and strategies for measuring their impact.”
Tiffany is an experienced strategic leader, program manager, and evaluation specialist. She is most passionate about helping organizations use evidence-based decision making to achieve impact. Her services include strengthening organizational capacity in strategy development, performance management, and program evaluation. She provides actionable recommendations to help clients articulate long-term goals, develop a framework for assessing change, and transparently demonstrate continuous improvement. She has extensive facilitation experience in leading organizational efforts that establish a common purpose and chart a collective path forward to improve impact.
Tiffany has managed and evaluated a multitude of community-driven programs in the U.S., Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. She served nearly four years in the US Peace Corps in Niger and holds an M.S. in International Development from the Payson Center for International Development of Tulane University’s Law School. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and currently sits on the board of Growing Colorado Kids.
Betsy is passionate about supporting nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions to better serve their constituents, collaborate, and achieve impact. Betsy develops program strategy for agencies implementing collective impact and capacity building initiatives. She also provides customized technical assistance, process facilitation, and training to nonprofit and local government agencies in areas such as strategy, planning, staff development, governance, leadership, and performance management. Betsy is an experienced grant writer supporting various nonprofit and government agencies.
Betsy brings over 15 years of experience to her work, including serving as Executive Director of the Partnership for Families & Children, a Denver-based nonprofit with a focus on delivering innovative evaluation, training, and technical assistance services to agencies serving vulnerable families and children; and working in international development providing capacity strengthening services to organizations in 13 countries around the world. Betsy has served as a teacher in the US Peace Corps in Nepal and an M.A. in International Development Studies from George Washington University
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