Planning and Strategy

Whether you have new ideas or established programs, we can help you plan and strategize. We lead interactive workshops to help your team clarify its intended results and how to achieve them. Using theories of change, logic models, strategy mapping, the advocacy evaluation framework, and other tools, we help organizations plan and enhance their programs and advocacy efforts. Together, we can identify the outcomes you seek, the strategies and tactics that offer the best chance for success, and the resources needed. Planning sessions with program leaders, staff members, boards of directors, and other stakeholders are customized to client needs and produce materials that propel action.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning

Organizational leaders want to learn and improve; they work every day to create change in the world. At the same time, foundations and donors seek more thoughtful feedback on the outcomes and effectiveness of the programs they support. Monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning systems can fulfill these obligations. RK Evaluation & Strategies designs and leads efforts to measure what organizations do and what difference they make, including methods for advocacy and policy groups engaged in long-term systemic change. We tailor services to meet client needs. This includes short-term engagements to create evaluation plans and specific data collection tools, to multi-year comprehensive evaluation projects. RK Evaluation & Strategies conducts and analyzes surveys, interviews, focus groups, observational checklists, literature reviews, and more. We deliver timely memos, slide decks, full reports, and reflection discussions for relevant audiences at key decision points.

Capacity Building

We offer training sessions and technical assistance in all aspects of program evaluation, tailored to establish or strengthen skills inside organizations. Sessions are tailored to meet client needs. Recent sessions have included 3-hour introductions to monitoring, evaluation, and learning; half-day workshops to develop evaluation plans; multi-day trainings on several aspects of evaluation; as well as one-on-one support and assistance.

Research, Interviews, and Writing

RK Evaluation & Strategies combines skills in research methods with experience in strategic communications and journalism to write and edit powerful program materials. Deliverables range from marketing brochures and web content to comprehensive research reports.