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We are a cooperative consulting firm specializing in creative evaluation, research, and systems change for social justice and civil rights. We uncover how and why efforts for change are working well, when and where they aren't working well, and we develop innovative solutions that help schools, communities, non-profit organizations, businesses, and local governments overcome barriers to change.

 

About Us

Our clients want to create positive change, and we help them think evaluatively. We help them design, collect, and analyze the data they need to look honestly at their current efforts, understand their effects, utilize evaluation, 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.

We strive to serve as pioneers in the emerging fields of developmental evaluation, principles-focused evaluation, and creative evaluation as ways to support work for increased social justice and equity. At the same time, we stay attuned to these same ideals in our more traditional approaches, such as longitudinal qualitative inquiry, mixed-methods utilization-focused impact evaluations, and experimental and quasi-experimental designs. We often 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.

 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

We are proud of the team we have built and continue to build. Our team members have diverse lived experiences and varied skills sets, but we are united by an overarching commitment to our values. These shared values have led us to engage with partners across the nation, and even internationally, developing expertise in frameworks or settings such as:

  • Arts-Based Evaluation
  • Developmental Evaluation
  • Evaluation in the Education Sector
  • Evaluation Capacity Building
  • Principles-Focused Evaluation
  • A Realist Perspective
  • Utilization Focus

 

 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  contactus@terralunacollaborative.com.

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PO Box 8375
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
United States

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