Planning and Data Management
Envision outcomes, set program development and evaluation priorities and plan for
evaluation planning occurs in conjunction with original program design; however, especially in times of organizational growth
and change, the development of a clear program logic and associated evaluation plan must be devised after a program or intervention
has existed for months, or even years. Carmody Consulting works with your organization to clearly
understand how program inputs and activities directly relate to outcomes. This sets the stage for evaluation planning
data management.Services include:
Goal-Setting- Answer to the question: What does your organization need/want to measure? Articulation of
basic program goals, intended outcomes and evaluation objectives for your program, including the development of evaluation
- Program Planning-
Development of a framework (or logic model), resulting in clear programmatic objectives and outcomes that describe what the
program (or programs) do, and how investments and activities relate to results/outcomes.
- Evaluation Planning- Evaluation planning that expands on the programmatic
framework to include a detailed evaluation roadmap outlining specific, intended outcomes and outputs, indicators for measurement,
target measures, assessment instruments,and
timeframes for delivery.
- Data Mangement
Planning- Assistance transforming the evaluation plan
to a workable, reliable solution for managing and monitoring program outputs and outcomes, enabling organizations to build
the capacity to select and sustain appropriate data management systems (off the shelf or custom) that utlimately help demonstrate programmatic success.
to date in this area includes:
- Asia Society, Texas Center: In 2013, planning and development of intended program outcomes and assessment goals and Instrument Development.
- Exploring the Arts: Ongoing program development assistance from 2008 to 2012, specifically with regard to designing the FSSA Film and
Media Arts curriculum and associated intended student outcomes and assessment goals. In Spring 2011, Outcome Planning, Logic
Model Development, and Instrument Development.
- Houston Grand Opera, HGOco: Program development assistance from October 2012 through April 2014, including development of intended outcomes
and assessment goals, Logic Model/Theory of Change Development, Instrument Development, and Data Management Planning.
- NYC Outward Bound: Evaluation
Planning and Data Management Consulting for NYCOB’s work with its seven Expeditionary Learning (EL) schools in 2007-08,
including: Outcome Planning and Logic Model Development; Instrument Development; Data Management Capacity-Building; and, Data
Analysis and Reporting.
- PAIR: Program development assistance from October 2012 through
2014 including development of intended outcomes and assessment goals, Logic Model/Theory of Change Development, Instrument
Development, and Data Management Planning.
- Teaching Matters: In 2008-09, a program and evaluation planning project aimed at clarifying program activities
and intended outcomes through logic modeling and culminating in evaluation planning. In 2009 and 2010, extensive
data management planning, including a year-long pilot program, resulting a comprehensive data management system that accurately
documents program outcomes and outputs in real time and
accomodates additional administrative requirements within the organization, such as sales, fundraising, time-tracking, etc.