Partnering with TerraLuna Collaborative means that our team of consultants and specialists will work closely with you in a commitment to meaningful learning and growth. We are eager to help your organization with:
EVALUATION and RESEARCH
We design and lead evaluation and research that is collaborative, utilization-focused, and supportive of your initiatives for equity and justice.
TRAINING and FACILITATION
We lead workshops and facilitate learning that help you examine the processes of your change efforts with the spirit of connection and generosity.
We provide coaching to support leaders in the development of evaluation strategies. We help you design and select evaluation methods, make sense of data, plan for evaluative conversations, and more.
Professional Writing Support
We provide professional writing support, such as research and literature reviews, to summarize quality evidence. We also offer grant writing and other writing services that support your organization’s vision and goals.
TerraLuna believes that program evaluations have the power to be more than numbers and figures. Our team uses traditional and creative evaluation methods to engage our partners and the communities they serve. We keep people at the heart of each evaluation with:
Arts-Based Evaluation (ABE)
Arts-Based Evaluation (ABE) collects, analyzes, and reports data through artistic methods. These methods include photovoice, the visual matrix, verbatim theatre, and gesture harvesting. Coupled with applied neuroaesthetics, Arts-Based Evaluation creates ongoing and dynamic emotional connections to data, inspiring positive change.
Developmental Evaluation (DE)
Developmental Evaluation (DE) informs and supports innovative development in complex and dynamic environments. It brings adaptation to the processes of asking evaluative questions, applying evaluation logic, and gathering and reporting evaluative data.
Evaluation in the Education Sector
TerraLuna Collaborative frequently works with young people in school settings. We have assisted urban school districts and parochial schools striving to close the achievement gap, state-wide educational initiatives focused on student learning, and educator professional development. We have educational partners in Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Louisiana, and Missouri.
Evaluation Capacity Building
Our team will train your staff in data collection, analysis, and reporting. We can also develop evaluative training and programs tailored to produce results for your organization.
Principles provide the anchor for the evaluative inquiry and change processes, as well as guidance and direction for collaboration and systems change. TerraLuna can help your organization’s efforts in complex social issues, such as economic inequality, public safety, health, and education, benefit from Principles-Focused Evaluation.
A Realist Perspective
At TerraLuna, we believe that in order to be useful for decision makers, evaluations need to identify “what works in which circumstances and for whom?”, rather than merely “does it work (Pawson and Tilley, 1997)?” Our team strives to engage clients and partners to purposefully explore local complexity and unassumed variables, the unpredictability of systemic implementation, and a 360-degree view of systems.
We believe that all evaluations should be developed for a specific use by specific users (Patton, 2008 and 2011). Our team will include you in every step of the process, from developing questions, to selecting methods, to identifying how and when to communicate findings. We want to ensure that the evaluation will be both useful and used.
Contact Us to learn more about how TerraLuna’s services and expertise can help your organization’s change efforts.