From Concept to Completion
Measure for Success
Our experienced evaluators apply their knowledge of a wide variety of evaluation methods and practices to help you select those that are most appropriate to your situation and goals. Evaluation plans and logic models can be developed to guide service delivery. Consultants are well-versed in both formative and summative evaluations and practice a utilization-focused philosophy.
Data collection instruments include surveys, focus groups, interviews, document review and other tools, both standardized and developed specifically to meet the needs of the project. Reporting can include monthly and quarterly updates and annual and final reports in presentation, dashboard, or written formats. Ongoing communication allows programmatic challenges to be addressed quickly and the agency to document its successes.
Looking for an instrument or facilitator for a small project? Carsel Consulting Group will develop a survey, run a focus group, interview key stakeholders, or set up an assessment system. Consultants are skilled at listening to the needs of the project and working with the client to develop processes that meet their needs.
Sample of current and past evaluation projects:
Behavioral health integration project evaluation for a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded grant.
California Tobacco Control program-funded project evaluation.
Eight Mental Health Services Act Innovation projects in diverse settings including schools, a clinic, non-profits, and a college.
- Rapid re-housing program for homeless families, measuring housing stability outcomes and reduction of barriers to housing.
Three-year evaluation of parent education project that resulted in ongoing data collection being successfully embedded in the project for sustainable feedback and reporting.
Data Coordinator for county-wide family support collaborative.
Evaluation of multiple school-based grant projects.
The Carsel Consulting Group has written over $30,000,000 in successful grant applications for non-profits, school districts, and government agencies. Funders range from state and federal agencies to local and statewide foundations.
Federal agency grant writing experience includes Agriculture, Housing & Urban Development, Justice, NOAA, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control, Health & Human Services, Education, Commerce, National Science Foundation.
California State agency grant writing experience includes Integrated Waste Management Board, Office of Emergency Services, Attorney General, Education, Governor’s Office, OSHPD, State Parks, State Library, Health Benefit Exchange, Child Abuse Prevention, CalRecycle, Public Health, Food and Agriculture.
Management & Facilitation
Short on staff? Have a project that needs attention? Our staff make things happen, moving your project forward to fruition. From a one-day planning meeting to a months-long collaborative endeavor, we will manage any or all aspects of your event or program. Long-term work includes monitoring of objectives and advising regarding mid-course revisions to ensure objectives are achieved. Our consultants bring a wide range of skills including:
Current and recent projects include coordination of trainings and events for an early childhood initiative; grant management and meeting facilitation for a multi-agency caregiver support project; and coordination of health access trainings and advocacy work groups.