Image of The Improve Group's new office building, currently being constructed
June 16, 2016 - 11:17am

This is the view from our current office of our new building - just across our parking lot! As we watch the construction rapidly progress from a hole in the ground to this brand new building, we are getting very excited about moving into our new home.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Logo
May 31, 2016 - 1:57pm

Minnesota Department of Human Services LogoIn recent years, Minnesota’s long-term care systems have gone through significant changes to improve quality, streamline efforts, and reduce costs.

ACES Logo
May 26, 2016 - 12:26pm

ACES LogoACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students) is an after-school program working to alleviate the achievement gap in the Twin Cities, which disproportionately affects students of color and students living below the poverty line.

Post Card sent to youth participants in the MNYTD survey
April 21, 2016 - 3:56pm

Young people in foster care often face extraordinary struggles as they transition to independent living. Without access to essential support systems, youth leaving the foster care system become more prone to homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and physical or mental illness. Young people are also difficult to track after they leave the foster care system, making it challenging to follow their stories or understand their unique needs as they transition into adulthood.

Evaluator Bear: Master of Longitudinal Studies
April 21, 2016 - 3:49pm

Evaluator Bear travels far and wide to ensure he is able to keep up to date with the participants in his longitudinal study.

Collage of logos for Can Can Wonderland, Swim Possible, MNPHARM, Zuri, and Fair Anita
April 21, 2016 - 2:20pm

The Improve Group congratulates its pro bono clients on the successful submission of their first Annual Benefit Reports. These organizations joined a new class of for-profit corporations in Minnesota that have pledged to pursue public benefits among their primary objectives.

March 31, 2016 - 9:55am

Press Release

SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 31, 2016 –The Improve Group congratulates its pro bono clients on the successful submission of their first Annual Benefit Reports. These organizations joined a new class of for-profit corporations in Minnesota that have pledged to pursue public benefits among their primary objectives.

March 24, 2016 - 2:49pm

Recently, a client told me that when we collaborated to create a strategic plan for her former organization, it was one of the proudest moments of her time as Executive Director. A little stunned, I asked why. She shared three reasons:

February 25, 2016 - 4:22pm

The mid-point of any new initiative is a pivotal time, presenting us with the opportunity to look back and reflect on our early successes and challenges. Evaluations can play an important role in this process; the right kind can reveal valuable insights about what’s working and what’s not. More critically, evaluation can help us identify ways to address program challenges, refine our approach, and ultimately deepen our impact over time.

February 25, 2016 - 4:13pm

Pro Bono ConsultingAt The Improve Group, we are committed to helping mission-driven organizations reveal new strategies to deepen their impact and achieve their missions. In 2010, we launched our Pro Bono Initiative in order to offer expert evaluation, research, and strategic planning services to organizations with limited financial resources.

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