Our History

 Desiree Acosta shares valuable insights. Photo: John Oakes

Desiree Acosta shares valuable insights.
Photo: John Oakes

TerraLuna Collaborative formed in 2012 around the founding members’ dining room tables, front porches, and in local coffee shops. We didn’t know if what we were building would work, but we believed that cooperative principles and values would give us the foundation to help us foster our collective and individual visions.

We wanted to create a workplace where team members enjoy working together as much as they enjoy their work.

The way we work as a community, guided by our core values, allows us to adapt and respond to new opportunities with depth. We are also a part of our larger communities, and we have the responsibility to contribute to positive change and justice in the world around us. This keeps us humble and motivated to continue living our values and expanding our work.

TerraLuna members are experts from a variety of fields, including evaluation, statistics, creative writing, public policy, and public health. We possess skill sets and professional backgrounds essential to planning and conducting high-quality evaluations.

 Left to right: Norah Murphy and Jason Altman plan improvements. Photo: John Oakes

Left to right: Norah Murphy and Jason Altman plan improvements.
Photo: John Oakes

Over the years, we have grown in our ability to provide benefits to our employees, offer stipends for professional development, and extend the aspirations we created for ourselves and our cooperative business. We have expanded our skill sets to provide our clients with new and exciting evaluation tools. Most recently, this has included our integration of evaluation and the arts.

We will continue to provide a work environment that truly prioritizes balance and cares not only about what we do, but the lives of those doing it. TerraLuna is a space where imagination is valued, intellect and creativity are lauded, and social justice remains at the forefront of all we do. We strive for no less as we continue to move into new sectors and partner with new clients, consultants, and the communities which we are fortunate to belong.