Your programs are the way to the better future you envision. And yet you face intense competition- for funding, participants, and your time and attention. It can be difficult to cut through contending priorities to focus on your desired results and effectively communicate what your program has achieved. You need the kind of support that allows you to re-center your vision to meet today's challenges and to make great decisions.
We help you realize the transformations you envision by engaging with you in the right questions to identify your best solutions. Whether you need us to clarify outcomes and design a manageable program, gather evidence of your results, conduct research, write grants, or provide professional learning experiences to cultivate mindful forward-thinking designs, we provide the tools you need to effectively respond to changing program landscapes.
Strong programs are designed with the desired results clearly in mind. Clear and equitable outcomes, inclusion of those important to program success, and easy to manage ways of gathering evidence are all critical to programs that work and resilient in the face of change.
Inquiry That Matters offers custom evaluation and research services to meet your needs. From full evaluations to interviews, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and/or large scale data sets, we can meet you needs for credible evidence and results that people can understand.
Appreciative Forms of Inquiry begin by understanding what is working and what you want to make sure you preserve as you grow and improve.
We bring workshops in building resilience through mindfulness and creative engagement strategies to your team. Such skills build a culture that improves your ability to innovate and respond to change.
Whether it is writing your next grant, strengthening the grant you have started, serving as grant evaluator or manager of the grant you are awarded, Inquiry that Matters can help.
You may have heard of design thinking in relationship to product design. The truth is that many of the same elements of design thinking that have led to so many successes in product creation are critical in launching great programs for people. Empathizing with users, defining users' real needs, collaborating in idea generation and challenging assumptions, creating and testing solutions- engaging in these phases is critical to creating programs that get intended results for the people they intend to serve. They are necessary to the ability to innovate when the unexpected occurs.