Nick Stilp, Associate Consultant at The Improve Group, facilitating a Process Mapping session
August 28, 2019 - 4:52pm

Headshot of Nick StilpHi, I’m Nick Stilp, an Associate Consultant here at The Improve Group and I’m thrilled to tell you about process mapping for this month’s IG-ology. Before we dive into the value and benefits, let’s first get a better understanding of what exactly process mapping is.

Image of a team of people putting their fists together in happiness as they stand over a table filled with various computer technologies
July 23, 2019 - 4:41pm

Headshot of Jill Lipski CainHi, I’m Jill Lipski Cain, a Managing Consultant here at IG.

Now Playing: Evaluation Results
July 18, 2019 - 5:18pm

We are always looking for creative ways to communicate evaluation findings, especially when it can make our work more accessible to those who participated.

That’s why for a recent project, we used a podcast to share some of what emerged in the evaluation.

An image of all the pieces that go into building a typewriter and a completely built typewriter. This graphic image is a metaphor for organizing all of your program's components into one cohesive product like a logic model.
June 25, 2019 - 10:26am

Hey! Courtney Clingan here – I’m a Senior Consultant at The Improve Group, and I’ve become known around the office as IG’s “Logic Model Maven!” These popular planning tools help organizations produce a concise visualization of all of a program’s components and how they fit together to make change and achieve program goals.

Graphic notetaking example from a group convening on Social Impact hosted by The Improve Group
June 25, 2019 - 10:08am

Headshot of Audrey McIntyreHello! I am Audrey McIntyre and in this month’s IG-ology I am going to talk about a visual process that can help individuals and groups gain more clarity in their work.

Snapshot from a recorded video that says "Hustle the Puzzle!!"
June 14, 2019 - 1:03pm

Do you have a Theory of Change that is collecting dust? Do you want people you work with to take action based on evidence? If so, then this month's IG-ology is for you! 

Graphic depicting people with disabilities who are integrated into the communities of their choice
May 16, 2019 - 9:57am

How much progress is the State of Minnesota making toward its goals of ensuring people with disabilities can live, learn, work, and enjoy life in the most integrated setting?

Images of Daren during his time working at The Improve Group
May 16, 2019 - 9:45am

We recently said farewell to Daren Nyquist, who served as one of IG’s Directors of Consulting since 2015. Daren’s going back to the public sector, something to which he has always been drawn, to work with Dakota County.

Daren both oversaw projects and played a leadership role internally, improving our evaluation practice and overseeing different groups of consultants. While we are sad to see a long-time coworker move on, we are happy to have learned from Daren during his time here.

An image design of the word "IG-ology" that includes scientific icons to depict each letter.
April 19, 2019 - 12:47pm

Headshot of Amy CyrHi! I’m Amy Cyr, a senior consultant here at IG. For this month’s IG-ology, I want to tell you some of the considerations we take into account when choosing a data collection method.

The Coverpage for our 2018 Annual Report
April 19, 2019 - 12:39pm

As a registered Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) with the State of Minnesota, each year we report on our impact. Our 2018 report details how we made progress toward our three strategic goals: