February 3, 2016 - 1:21pm

As 2016 kicked off, Michael Quinn Patton released an article in The Foundation Review titled: 

January 21, 2016 - 4:39pm

Social ImpactFocus. Finding your life purpose… that’s a tall order, and maybe not realistic (see this humorous article). However, identifying a few things that you are passionate about, and what you don’t care much about, can help with one critical task: deciding whether to say yes or no.

Technology of Participation
January 21, 2016 - 4:12pm

As a new year begins to unfold, we often find ourselves reflecting on our commitments and setting new goals. That process of reflection can be as powerful for organizations as it can for individuals. Strategic planning for the years ahead can help us to focus on what matters, creating the energy to move closer to our mission.

January 13, 2016 - 3:20pm

The six values at The Improve Group are apparent when you step in the door. Yesterday, when ourSlingshot Monkey Contest went a little longer than expected, overlapping with a scheduled meeting, our visitor said “I can see why people love working here.”

#Eval15 - An Exemplary Conference
December 4, 2015 - 3:55pm

In November, evaluators from around the world gathered in Chicago for a memorable American Evaluation Association conference.

Reporting on Social Impact
December 1, 2015 - 3:50pm

Reporting on Social ImpactIs your organization a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) or considering becoming one? Soon, Minnesota PBCs will be filing their first Annual Benefit Reports and we want to make sure they are prepared!

Effective Outreach & Recruitment Strategies
November 24, 2015 - 10:47am

You might think outreach and recruitment strategies are important for political activists, community organizers, and awareness campaigns. But they are incredibly important to evaluators, too. Why?

Evaluation Capacity Building
November 24, 2015 - 9:43am

Evaluation Capacity BuildingHere at The Improve Group, we know that many organizations do not have the resources to hire outside evaluators to carry out their evaluations, nor do they have an in-house evaluator. Helping organizations build their evaluation capacity fits well within our mission and values and is reflected in most of the work we do.

Exemplary Evaluations
November 3, 2015 - 1:21pm

The American Evaluation Association’s 2015 Conference is approaching fast! Exemplary Evaluations in a Mulitcultural World, will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from November 9-14. This year’s conference holds distinct significance as evaluators from around the world will also be gathering to recognize and participate in the International Year of Evaluation.

Dani Rae Gorman Headshot
October 30, 2015 - 12:37pm

Dani Rae GormanDani Rae Gorman joined The Improve Group through the American Evaluation Association's Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program (GEDI) in September, and will be with us through the school year. The GEDI Program provides opportunities to students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation.