The following passage is written by Daren Nyquist, the most recent addition to the Improve Group’s Research & Evaluation Director team:
We love our interns! The Improve Group has hosted interns for the past 10 years. Having an internship program brings added excitement to the work we already love to do. It supports our value of collaboration and inclusiveness, strengthens our growth through mutual learning, and contributes new perspectives to our team. We regularly take a look at our internship program for relevance and value, and in this our 15th business year, we are making plans to further enrich the experience.
We are excited to announce that applications for our 2015 Pro Bono Initiative are now available! We will be offering our expertise from providing many areas of research, planning and evaluation services to non-profits and NGOs from around the world. All of these organizations are welcome to apply, whether they are working with a new idea or their initiative has been well established for years.
The American Evaluation Association Coffee Break series offers a weekly webinar of a 20-minute demonstration that introduces a new idea or tool for evaluators to use.
Just over two months ago, the UN General Assembly declared 2015 to be the International Year of Evaluation. During the year that led up to the declaration, evaluators from around the world engaged in a discussion about why there should be a year of evaluation and what it could accomplish:
The end of January marks a big change for the Freeman family. After a rewarding and exciting eight and a half years at the Improve Group, I have decided to switch gears and stay at home with my young children for a bit. While I am so thrilled for this new opportunity for my family, the change is bittersweet. I deeply love this wonderful organization and all the people here that make it so fantastic.
Happy holidays and a very happy new year!
2014 was one of the most exciting years yet for the Improve Group. We brought on many new faces, and explored some new places. But like any other great year, the time seemed to fly by.
To end 2014 on a bright note, we wanted to share our amazing year at the Improve Group with you:
Click on the following link to join us in reminiscing about some of our favorite moments throughout the year. See you all in 2015! The Year in Pictures