TOOL: RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT DURING COVID-19

This free survey tool is designed to help organizations use data to rapidly assess and inform the response to community needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEBINAR: TOOLS FOR RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT

This webinar is designed to give you the tools you need to learn about the shifting needs of the children and families you are serving, and those families you haven’t historically served, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEBINAR: HOW TO MAKE RAPID, DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS

This webinar is designed to give you the tools to translate your data into practical, actionable and impactful solutions. It will walk through the elements of a data use session, providing you with a concrete way to quickly synthesize your learning and drive toward action.
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Meet the Team: ResultsLab Associate Consultant, Rachel Lieurance

It’s a Meet the Team blog post kind of day, and today, we’re highlighting Rachel Lieurance, Associate Consultant here at ResultsLab.  A believer that organizations can create their own data solutions, Rachel Lieurance helps our clients simplify complex and sometimes confusing ideas on a daily basis. Prior to joining ResultsLab, Rachel enjoyed roles as both a Program Associate…

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Meet the Team: ResultsLab Senior Consultant, Bonnie Hernandez

Today, we’re back with another feature in our Meet the Team blog series. This time, we’re hearing from Bonnie Hernandez, Senior Consultant here at ResultsLab.  Bonnie Hernandez’s eye for effectiveness and efficiency is born from 15 years of experience on the inside of government and nonprofit organizations. As a consultant with our team, she finds patterns…

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Highlights from Our Latest Impact Rapid Program

What is an “Impact Rapid Program”?  Was that your first question? If so, we’re glad you asked. Because so many nonprofits struggle with data use and measurement practices (often due to a lack of resources/human capital or both), we created the Impact Rapid program, which is a 6-month experience where participants get at taste of…

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Meet the Team: ResultsLab VP, Impact Services, Kenzie Strong

Welcome back to our ResultsLab Meet the Team blog series. Today, we’re excited for you to get to know our Vice President of Impact Services, Kenzie Strong. Kenzie’s 15-year background in program evaluation includes work with organizations such as Mile High United Way, Right To Play International, Save the Children USA, ActionAid International, and the…

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Thoughts on how we can make evaluation more meaningful and empowering for young people

The annual Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference draws young people and adults across Colorado who are engaged in creating connected communities and safe, healthy, and successful youth. Over the course of two days, in beautiful Keystone, CO, participants enjoyed an action-packed series of sessions and inspiring speakers on topics such as youth engagement, partnerships,…

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Reflections from the Good Tech Fest Conference

Our Founder and CEO, Cindy Eby, recently traveled to Chicago to attend and present at the Good Tech Fest Conference (more about Cindy’s presentation to come!). Organized by Data Analysts for Social Good, the conference focuses on technology but what brings everyone together is a passion for creating change. Good Tech Fest is a place…

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Meet the Team: ResultsLab Founder and CEO, Cindy Eby

Welcome! Over the coming weeks, we will feature ResultsLab team members who work collectively to ensure capacity-building and transformation to impact is happening in the social sector. Today, we’re going to get to know the mastermind behind ResultsLab – the Founder and CEO, Cindy Eby. With over 20 years of experience with implementation of evidence-based…

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3 Questions You Should Ask When Looking at Your Data

You know that great feeling of accomplishment you get after collecting piles of data about your program? “This is great!” you say, “Now I’ll finally be able to show that my program is actually (insert your impact phrase here: helping people find jobs, helping youth graduate from high school, etc.). But before you dive into…

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Building a Data-Driven Culture is Easier than You Think

As long as funders are providing nonprofits with funding, and nonprofits are providing valuable programs and services for the common good, data will be an integral part of evidence that suggests what kind of impact is being made within communities. At ResultsLab, we often hear how daunting it can feel for our clients to be…

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Create More Buy-in from Stakeholders through Data Visualization

Gone are the days of loyal donors writing checks and not following up on their donations—sound familiar? If you’ve sat through any philanthropy conference, fundraising seminar, or donor cultivation training in the past several years, you have heard this message. You’ve heard it all: Millennials are a different kind of donor…Gen Zers need to get…

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Is Your Measurement Aligned with Your Organizational Values?

“I just don’t know if youth are being honest with us on this survey.” In a recent coaching session with a youth-serving organization, we were talking about the program director’s concern that the youth in their program were not filling out surveys truthfully. At ResultsLab, we hear this a lot. Organizations are concerned that they…

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How an Impact Strategy can Change the way You Think about Your Work

We know you are busy. Nonprofit work can be as draining as it is rewarding. And you have SO MUCH to do – trying to connect clients to rental assistance, making name tags for an event, writing funder reports…the list goes on. So, when the outside world says, I’d love to see how all your…

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How to Breathe Life into Your Impact Strategy

Impact Strategy, aka Theory of Change, aka Outcomes Framework – all nonprofit organizations should have one of these, right? Right! I know what you’re thinking: Of course I have an Impact Strategy. It’s in a PDF in my Grants folder. All funders ask for one. BUT where else does it live? Who else knows of…

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You Too Can Re-Imagine Evaluation

People have a visible reaction to the word evaluation. When I walk into a room and say that I am an evaluator, people sit back in their chairs, they visibly stiffen, they hold their breath. I can read their minds – What am I doing wrong? Oh no, not this again. You are going to…

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Top 3 Data Pitfalls and What to do About Them

Intake form? Check! Pre-survey? Check! Post-survey? Check! There you are – chugging along with your evaluation practice. Nice job! A pat on the back is well-deserved. So now that you are feeling pretty solid about your data, we want to share a few things to think about that can take you to the next level.…

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