OUR WORK

The work of our consultants is highly responsive to the needs and resources of our clients. We work collaboratively to increase the capacity of groups and organizations to plan for, implement and evaluate strategies for community change.

OUR VALUES

We believe that efforts to serve and strengthen communities are most effective when they incorporate the following values:

  • Collaboration and collective impact
  • Social and economic justice
  • Innovation in response to a rapidly changing environment
  • Decision-making based on data, collective experience, and insight

OUR SERVICES

Developmental Evaluation

Accelerating change and supporting community impact and social impact initiatives utilizing quantitative and qualitative tools like observations, one-on-one interviews, pre- and post-action reviews, risk and benefit analyses, “right now” surveys, and the application of collective impact/community change frameworks in real time

Outcome-Based Evaluation

Evaluating the outcomes of established programs through logic modeling, the identification of measurable outcomes and indicators, the identification and creation of measurement tools, data collection and analysis, and report writing

Creative Impact Exploration

Utilizing creative facilitation and incorporating artistic media to explore and demonstrate impact through visual mapping and illustration, creative stakeholder engagement, videography and photography, and the development of multimedia presentations

Needs Assessment & Marketing Research

Supporting organizations in developing insights into the clients and communities they serve through reviews of statistics, existing research, needs assessment surveys and interviews, and surveys/focus groups

Strategic Planning & Organizational Improvements

Supporting organizations in an exploration of their strengths and challenges as they relate to their mission, vision, and values, creating new strategies to improve program and organizational performance, and developing action plans with the components needed for continuous improvement

Training & Capacity Building

Working with individuals and organizations to develop their internal capacities in planning, evaluation, and the facilitation of collaborations and collective impact through training workshops and individualized coaching

Grant Development

Working with clients to help them understand grant applications, design programs and initiatives that are responsive to funders’ requirements and expectations, develop clear statements of outcomes and impacts, create evaluation plans and methods, and write/submit proposals

LS Associates
LS Associates
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