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We are a cooperative consulting firm specializing in creative evaluation, research, and systems change for social justice. We uncover how and why efforts for change are working well, and develop solutions that help schools, communities, non-profit organizations, businesses, and local governments overcome barriers to change.

 

About Us

TerraLuna is not your average consulting firm. We are pioneers in the emerging field of creative evaluation and we support work for increased social justice and equity. We challenge preconceived ideas about what evaluation looks like and who should be involved in the evaluation process. We strive to lift up voices that are typically marginalized, and contribute to meaningful reflection and learning.

Our clients want to create positive change, and we help them design, collect, and analyze the data they need to look honestly at their current efforts, understand their impact, and develop strategies for growth. TerraLuna equips people with the skills required to create lasting, positive impact in local communities, nationally, and around the world.

 Left to right: Nora Murphy, Kevin Lytle Jr., and Gifty Amarteifio share and strategize. Photo: John Oakes

Left to right: Nora Murphy, Kevin Lytle Jr., and Gifty Amarteifio share and strategize.
Photo: John Oakes

Our Services

EVALUATION + RESEARCH

We design and lead evaluation + research that is collaborative, utilization-focused, and supportive of equity and justice focused initiatives.

TRAINING + FACILITATION

We lead workshops and facilitate learning focused on what we do and how we do it, built on the spirit of connectedness and generosity.  

COACHING

We provide evaluation coaching to support leaders in the development of evaluation strategies; making sense of data; planning for evaluative conversations, and more.

LITERATURE REVIEWS

We conduct literature reviews to find out what's already been written, appraise how good this evidence is, and then summarize it.

 Kevin Lytle Jr. hard at work. Photo: John Oakes

Kevin Lytle Jr. hard at work.
Photo: John Oakes

Interested in joining the TerraLuna Team?

Our Team

At TerraLuna we have Members, Employees, and Consultants. 

Members are the people who co-own TerraLuna. They are responsible for what TerraLuna is and what it becomes. Currently, there are twelve member-owners. 

Employees spend the majority of their professional life working for TerraLuna and are truly a part of our family. 

Consultants flex in and out of projects, matching their unique talents and abilities to current project needs. They are our partners in collaboration and many consultants work with us over multiple projects. 

The TerraLuna Board of Directors is comprised of our membership.
Board Members have the ultimate fiscal responsibility for TerraLuna, meeting monthly to make strategic decisions about TerraLuna’s growth.
All Board Members are elected from the general membership. 

 TerraLuna members brainstorm ideas and solutions. Photo: John Oakes

TerraLuna members brainstorm ideas and solutions.
Photo: John Oakes

Events

Join TerraLuna Collaborative at these upcoming events:

MESI 2018 Spring Training
March 21—22, 2018

The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) is an interdisciplinary training institute for evaluation studies at the University of Minnesota. MESI offers evaluation training to evaluation professionals, community organizations, government agencies, as well as university programs. Learn More >>

MSS 2018 Annual Meeting
March 22—25, 2018

Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) presents “Sociology and the Public's Health.” The Midwest Sociological Society, founded in 1936, is a professional organization of academic and applied sociologists as well as students of the discipline. Learn More >>

 

Dei summer convening
August 16—17, 2018

The Developmental Evaluation Institute (DEI) provides pathways for new, emerging, and mid-career evaluators to develop skills in Developmental Evaluation for social justice. Join 40 DEI co-creators in Minneapolis, MN, USA to imagine and create the future of the Developmental Evaluation Institute. Learn More >>

dei winter convening
february 13—15, 2019

The Developmental Evaluation Institute (DEI) provides pathways for new, emerging, and mid-career evaluators to develop skills in Developmental Evaluation for social justice. Join 100 developmental evaluation pioneers in Raglan, New Zealand for three-days of learning and reflection on developmental evaluation practice and principles. Learn More >>

Blog

Read about our work, projects, and reflections.

 The TerraLuna Team working together. Photo: John Oakes

The TerraLuna Team working together.
Photo: John Oakes

Contact Us

Interested in partnering with us for evaluation, research, or training? Have questions?
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If you are interested in opportunities at TerraLuna and have experience leading research and evaluation projects, supporting learning and reflection through the arts, writing, community organizing, or have methodological expertise, please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to  admin@terralunacollaborative.com.

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PO Box 8375
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
United States

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