We help nonprofits, foundations, and public agencies measure their impact, bring together stakeholders, and foster learning and innovation. 

We offer a practical, real-world approach that is grounded in a deep understanding of social sector strategy, informed by the latest thinking in learning and evaluation, and rooted in our collective commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 
 
 

 
 

What we offer:

 
 
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Evaluation & Learning: We help clients assess the impact of their work, applying diverse evaluation designs, methods, and learning approaches. We offer experience in the full breadth of traditional and emerging approaches, including formative, developmental, and outcome evaluations.

 

Facilitation & Engagement: We convene diverse stakeholders to learn from one another and catalyze systems change. We are skilled at helping groups surface key issues and bridge divergent perspectives to advance collective work.

 
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Strategy: We work with organizations to design and implement adaptive strategies to achieve their goals. We use data visualization, design thinking, and creative planning exercises to help clients identify new ways to approach complex problems. 

 
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Capacity Building: We help organizations assess and build their capacity to use data, develop more effective strategies, and achieve better results. We serve as thought partners to our clients, providing insight and advice at all stages of organizational development.

 
 
 

 
 

Featured projects:

 
 
the david & lucile packard foundation

the david & lucile packard foundation

jobs for the future

jobs for the future

public policy institute of california

public policy institute of california

 
 
 
ending pandemics

ending pandemics

truth, racial healing & transformation

truth, racial healing & transformation

the james irvine foundation

the james irvine foundation

 
 
 

 
 

Featured reports:

 
 
California Child Care REsource and Referral Network

California Child Care REsource and Referral Network

 
Packard Foundation Starting Smart and Strong

Packard Foundation Starting Smart and Strong

 
LA Partnership for early childhood investment

LA Partnership for early childhood investment