In July 2007, Courtenay Carmody launched Carmody Consulting Evaluation Services in response to the non-profit sector's need for assistance with establishing and measuring outcomes and providing accountability to funders and constituents. After nine years working primarily in New York City and Houston, we continue to offer services to clients thoughout the United States.
Past and current clients to date include: Academy for Educational Development, Asia Society, Texas Center, the Armory Foundation, Communities in Schools Texas Joint Venture (CIS), Exploring the Arts, Houston Grand Opera, HGOco, the Lower Eastside Girls Club, MOUSE, NYC Outward Bound, PAIR Houston, PENCIL, and Teaching Matters, Inc.
Carmody Consulting Leadership
Courtenay Carmody, M.A., Principal
Courtenay is a Research and Evaluation consultant with sixteen years of research and evaluation experience in education and the non-profit sector with expertise in navigating the complexities of program evaluation and design in urban settings.
In July 2007, Courtenay launched Carmody Consulting Evaluation Services in response to the non-profit sector's need for assistance with establishing and measuring outcomes and providing accountability to funders and constituents. The majority of work with small non-profits has focused on program planning, including extensive work with logic models to identify clear program outcomes and assessment goals; design of measurement instruments; the development of data management tools; and, evaluation studies. Evaluation projects have included case studies as well as focus group work, short pre-post qualitative studies, random-sample survey studies and long term formative and summative evaluation studies. The majority of research and evaluation conducted by Carmody Consulting has been formative and descriptive in nature for the purpose of assisting non-profit clients to responsibly run youth development and arts initiatives with improved understanding as to whether expected program outcomes are being met, often the best alternative to rigorous evaluations that most cannot afford.
From 2000-July 2007, Courtenay oversaw all program evaluation and research efforts for MOUSE, a nonprofit organization that creates technology-based opportunities that motivate underserved students to succeed in today’s information society. Her duties at MOUSE included: the design of qualitative and quantitative evaluation initiatives; data analysis; monitoring and information management; ongoing internal and external reporting; program development; management of institutional review board (IRB) approvals; quality control; strategic planning; budgeting and management; grants development; survey design, implemention and analysis; best practices and new markets research; program management; database development; and curriculum development.
Prior to working in the non-profit sector, Courtenay taught middle and high school English and served in a number of secondary school administrative capacities in Chicago and New York City. Ms. Carmody received her BA degree in English Literature and Education from Northwestern University in 1988 and her Masters in Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University in 1997.