Image of the Minneapolis Skyline with text that says "Welcome to #MinnAEApolis"
October 21, 2019 - 6:29pm

Ope—have you heard the news? The American Evaluation Association annual conference is taking place in our backyard this year! We send a cohort of IG-ers to the conference every year—whether it is in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, or Atlanta—and so are excited to host all our evaluation friends and colleagues here this year!

Headshot of Jennifer Obinna
September 26, 2019 - 10:20am

Headshot of Jennifer ObinnaOver the summer we said a bittersweet goodbye to Jennifer Obinna, one of The Improve Group’s Directors of Consulting and a member of our organization since 2013. Jennifer is returning to independent consulting, which she did before joining IG. While we will miss Jennifer’s presence in the office, we are glad she will continue to be a resource for when her skills can complement ours, and vice versa.

Headshot of Isabel Marsh
September 26, 2019 - 10:05am

Headshot of Isabel MarshHi, I'm Isabel Marsh, an Associate Consultant here at The Improve Group (IG).

Nick Stilp, Associate Consultant at The Improve Group, facilitating a Process Mapping session
August 28, 2019 - 4:52pm

Headshot of Nick StilpHi, I’m Nick Stilp, an Associate Consultant here at The Improve Group and I’m thrilled to tell you about process mapping for this month’s IG-ology. Before we dive into the value and benefits, let’s first get a better understanding of what exactly process mapping is.

Image of a team of people putting their fists together in happiness as they stand over a table filled with various computer technologies
July 23, 2019 - 4:41pm

Headshot of Jill Lipski CainHi, I’m Jill Lipski Cain, a Managing Consultant here at IG.

Now Playing: Evaluation Results
July 18, 2019 - 5:18pm

We are always looking for creative ways to communicate evaluation findings, especially when it can make our work more accessible to those who participated.

That’s why for a recent project, we used a podcast to share some of what emerged in the evaluation.

An image of all the pieces that go into building a typewriter and a completely built typewriter. This graphic image is a metaphor for organizing all of your program's components into one cohesive product like a logic model.
June 25, 2019 - 10:26am

Hey! Courtney Clingan here – I’m a Senior Consultant at The Improve Group, and I’ve become known around the office as IG’s “Logic Model Maven!” These popular planning tools help organizations produce a concise visualization of all of a program’s components and how they fit together to make change and achieve program goals.

Graphic notetaking example from a group convening on Social Impact hosted by The Improve Group
June 25, 2019 - 10:08am

Headshot of Audrey McIntyreHello! I am Audrey McIntyre and in this month’s IG-ology I am going to talk about a visual process that can help individuals and groups gain more clarity in their work.

Snapshot from a recorded video that says "Hustle the Puzzle!!"
June 14, 2019 - 1:03pm

Do you have a Theory of Change that is collecting dust? Do you want people you work with to take action based on evidence? If so, then this month's IG-ology is for you! 

Graphic depicting people with disabilities who are integrated into the communities of their choice
May 16, 2019 - 9:57am

How much progress is the State of Minnesota making toward its goals of ensuring people with disabilities can live, learn, work, and enjoy life in the most integrated setting?