arcadia research & evaluation is a woman-owned, independent consulting firm that specializes in providing community-serving organizations with an array of highly organized evaluation and research supports to identify, measure and document their work. We leverage the power of evaluation and research to bring clarity and learning that allows organizations to accelerate progress in their communities.
How We Work
You don’t see a long list of employees here. That’s because before creating a team, work plans or budgets, I work with you to assess your project needs and create a time-limited team to support your project goals. That allows me to build a team around the exact skills and knowledge you need. Rest assured, you won’t be paying for expensive overhead, bloated teams and things that don’t directly serve your project’s needs. If my team and I are not a good fit for your needs, I will provide you with recommendations for trusted colleagues that can better serve you.
Caution: we are highly collaborative. If you seek an evaluation team that won’t require much time or participation from you, we are not for you. If you work with us, expect regular and clear communication and collaboration on your evaluation project every step of the way. Disappearing until the year-end report just ain’t our style.
Nothing can replace in-person contact, but there are wise ways to use technology to stay connected. Simple tools such as screen-sharing, webinars and recorded trainings allow large teams to work, learn and create change from wherever they are. We will use technology to leverage resources and communication.