Grant Writing Assistance
We have experience and great success in writing statements of need and evaluation sections for most local, state, and Federal granting agencies.
This approach help programs to know if they are ready to be evaluated. Not every program is ready to be evaluated, and sometimes forcing a program to be evaluated may be counterproductive.
This assessment will help determine what type of program is needed and who the program would serve. It is usually set before a program is started, or when a transition may make sense.
Evaluation Design (Evaluation Plans, Logic Models, Theory of Change, etc)
This set of tools guarantee that there is agreement among all the stakeholders about what the program is doing, and how it is accomplishing its goals. It also guarantees that there is agreement about how to move forward.
Monitoring and Evaluation
We have expertise in the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to help improve performance by monitoring outputs, outcomes, and impact in a meaningful framework.
This approach produces a fair comparison of the total costs of a program (typically monetary units) with its benefits (effectiveness, other criteria), thus enabling the calculation of the net cost or benefit associated with the program.
Data Collection and Analysis Using Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
We are expert practitioners and teachers in all three methodologies, and use state-of-the-art tools to design, collect, and analyze the data in the best possible way.
Data Visualization and Reporting
Perhaps one of the best ways to make the evaluation data useful to programs and stakeholders is by generating reports and visualizations that are meaningful/easy to understand. At ARI, we have experience in both areas, and have access to multiple tools to generate reports/visualizations in a way that will be meaningful to different stakeholders. We can produce technical and non-technical reports.