November 18, 2010 - 2:03pm
Do you have data that you’ve never really used because you just haven’t had time? Or you used it in one way, but know you could answer even more questions? For example, you’ve given trainings or facilitated groups several times, briefly reviewed any surveys you’ve collected, but never looked at the results over time. Here are three simple tips for getting more meaning out of your data in the context of your day-to-day work.
November 18, 2010 - 2:02pm
1.       What is the organization are you partnered with? Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota (CSCM) 2.       Why were you interested in this request? I am a member of CSCM’s board and it was a good opportunity for me to learn a little more about their programs.  I also felt I could bring some context to the project that others on our staff might not have. 3.       What is CSCM’s mission?
October 27, 2010 - 2:05pm
This scenario might be familiar to some of our readers: a group of wise, talented people take time out of their busy lives, get together for a day or more, and think about an organization and its future. They create a strategic plan that is built on the best information they had available. The strategic plan is finalized and shared. Time passes, and some of those people are left wondering what happened –Was the plan ever used? Did the organization succeeded in the things it set out to do?
October 27, 2010 - 2:05pm
Congratulations Liz and Stefan, on the arrival of little Kate!
October 27, 2010 - 2:04pm
What is the organization are you partnered with? Global Potential, the flagship project of  Globalhood, Inc. based in New York. Why were you interested in this request?
September 22, 2010 - 4:40pm
September always makes me excited for school. Even though I haven’t started school myself in years, I get to help my children get ready and the others around them.
September 22, 2010 - 1:03pm
This is the third in our update series on the five pro bono projects the Improve Group began in 2010. This interview is with Research and Evaluation Director Deborah Mattila.
August 20, 2010 - 6:16pm
When thinking about the outcomes of a program or service, we usually like to think about the impact on people: how their behavior, attitudes, or knowledge have changed. As I was reflecting on some client's expected outcomes this week, I realized that the word "change" is not clearly defined. I came up with a short typology of change - I'd love your insights about whether there are other types of change that I have missed.
August 18, 2010 - 1:19pm
People engage in collaboration for a number of good reasons:
  1. A problem may seem larger than can be addressed with just one organization’s expertise

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