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Case Study: Commonwealth Autism – Collecting the right data to drive change at the systems level

Case Study: Commonwealth Autism - Collecting the right data to drive change at the systems level

Commonwealth Autism’s mission is to build the capacity of the autism and developmental disability service provider network through leadership, innovation, example and collaboration. After Executive Vice President and COO of the organization, Jessica Philips, took a class about nonprofit evaluation, it prompted her to question whether the organization

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“Many Things Are Possible Just as Long as You Don’t Know They’re Impossible”

“Many Things Are Possible Just as Long as You Don’t Know They’re  Impossible”

I’ve always had an analytical mind. Even as a child, I enjoyed anything that involved uncovering the solution to a problem, putting the pieces together or getting to the bottom of things. In those early years, I spent many an hour in my room doing word finds

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Great Online Resource: NCJRS

Great Online Resource: NCJRS

The NCJRS Library is the database for the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, which provides a large quantity of resources related to crime and the courts. It is a great place to find a variety of information for evaluation. NCJRS can be used for evaluation in a

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We are proud to be SWAM certified!

We are proud to be SWAM certified!

Knowledge Advisory Group holds the SWAM (Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business) certification of Virginia.  We embrace this classification as we continue to serve our clients with a wide variety of superior consulting and business services. How does working with a SWAM certified organization benefit you? Tax Incentives

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How Much Should My Program Evaluation Cost? (FAQ)

How Much Should My Program Evaluation Cost? (FAQ)

“How much is it going to cost?” As a consultant, I am often asked this question by organizations that need my services. It’s a reasonable inquiry, undoubtedly, and something that service professionals of any type face frequently. Sometimes the answer is simple, for an hour of time

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4 Smart Tips for Hiring an Evaluator

4 Smart Tips for Hiring an Evaluator

You know that your organization needs an evaluator…but how do you go about it? Hiring the right evaluator can save your organization a considerable amount of time, effort, and money. For many organizations with limited internal capacity, an external evaluator can often produce more accurate, useful, and

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What I Gained from the Nonprofit Learning Point Summit

What I Gained from the Nonprofit Learning Point Summit

by Leota Parandeh The Nonprofit Learning Point Summit held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on November 10, 2015 happened weeks ago, however, what I gained from the experience of attending it resonates even today. I catch myself thinking about the theme of that day–stories, tales,

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Great Online Resource: ICPSR

Great Online Resource: ICPSR

The ICPSR website is a great place to source a variety of information, reports, and tools for finding data to use for evaluation. ICPSR is the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. It’s a global leader in data stewardship, providing a wealth of data resources and

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State of Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) Pre-Approved Vendor

State of Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) Pre-Approved Vendor

Knowledge Advisory Group are proud to be a State of Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) pre-approved vendor. For state college, community college, state or local governmental agencies, or any organization that requires the use of State of Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) pre-approved vendors, we

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A Brief, Non-Political Reflection on the Komen/Planned Parenthood Situation

I don’t plan to use this blog as a political forum, so fear not – this post has nothing to do with my personal opinions on the missions of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood organizations. In addition, I admittedly haven’t read every word written

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