September 17, 2015 - 9:19am

Cash incentivesIn June, The Improve Group described our experiences using incentives to encourage people to participate in surveys and other evaluation activities. We highlighted the benefits of knowing your audience and attracting their attention.

Community-Responsive Interview
September 16, 2015 - 2:59pm

Interviewing participant for Physicians for PeaceIn fall of 2014, three trends emerged and converged that helped us solidify a direction for the months ahead:

September 16, 2015 - 2:48pm

Inspired by his fall harvest, Evaluator Bear develops an interest in Outcome Harvesting:

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Outcome Haresting
August 27, 2015 - 8:41am

Outcome HarvestingOver the last eighteen months, inspired by the UN Declaration of the International Year of Evaluation, The Improve Group began to deliberately explore two large issues in evaluation:

August 20, 2015 - 3:40pm

On July 23rd, The Improve Group’s Chief Administrative Officer, Samantha Hagel, visited the Minnesota Governor’s Office to discuss practices for addressing the barriers to supported employment for people with disabilities.

June 25, 2015 - 9:33am

Incentive (noun)

  1. Something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity.

Pay it Forward Incentive

June 25, 2015 - 9:03am

Most research organizations relish the opportunity to work with a program long enough to witness its profound effects on a community, or even an entire state. The Improve Group has had this privilege through our partnership with many grantees of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) in Minnesota.

The Improve Group Logo
June 3, 2015 - 2:22pm

The Improve Group gives back and gives thanks for 15 years of helping others make a greater impact in their communities. Leah Goldstein Moses founded The Improve Group in 2000 with a vision to improve mission-driven programs and organizations. Fifteen years later, her vision remains strong and is shared by the dedicated staff at The Improve Group.

May 28, 2015 - 11:03am

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly called either Obamacare or the ACA, was signed into law in March 2010. Two initiatives were implemented to help people enroll in healthcare insurance:

April 30, 2015 - 11:52am

Businesses have traditionally had fairly simple metrics that they use to evaluate their work: sales and profit. However, three factors are driving businesses to consider social benefit as well: