Category Archives: Communities

“Act” in the PDSA Process

Give yourself a pat on the back. You’re now at the final stage of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle (review other steps here and here)! You’ve planned out your process, conducted your intervention, studied the results, and now it’s time to decide how to act. The Act phase of the cycle helps to determine what you…

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3 Steps to Establish Clear Outcomes

Evaluation is key in determining if your program is making the desired impact. While critical, evaluation can be an overwhelming and intimidating process for organizations. We have worked with several clients to help them embark on the journey of evaluating their program(s). At Transform Consulting Group (TCG), we follow a four-step evaluation process. The first step…

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4 Steps to Complete a Program Evaluation

Are you accomplishing what your organization set out to accomplish? At Transform Consulting Group (TCG), we know you’re doing important work. We also know you are passionate about serving your community. But are you actually doing it? And if so, how do you prove it? Program evaluation can help your organization determine if the change…

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Strategic Plan Step 4: Tools to Create

Congratulations! You have journeyed through the 4 steps of our Strategic Planning Process and you’re ready for the final step: Create. (We covered steps 1, step 2, and step 3 in previous blogs). The goal of a strategic plan is to develop timely, relevant, and action-oriented plans for the future of your organization. Once you…

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Strategic Plan Step 3: How to Reach Consensus

We are continuing our blog series on strategic planning by focusing on Step 3 of our 4 Step Strategic Planning Process: Facilitate Consensus. Read more about our previous strategic planning blogs in this series here, here, and here.  The main purpose of this third step is for the strategic planning team to start to reach…

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Strategic Plan Step 2: Assess

At Transform Consulting Group (TCG), data informs everything we do when working with clients. It should be no surprise that our #datanerds will spend a majority of our engagement assessing your data to inform the overall direction of your plan. It’s a critical step in the process! We shared a quick overview of our 4…

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4 Steps of Strategic Planning

We have the privilege of working with several organizations every year to help create their “road map” or strategic plan for the next 3-5 years.  In the course of completing these strategic plans, we have developed a formula that guides the process by following four key steps.   1. Collaborate Good strategic plans are not…

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When and How to Create a Strategic Plan

We often talk with clients who identify barriers to their success, but they don’t realize that they may need to create a strategic plan in order to accomplish their goals. In other cases, our clients do recognize their need for a new strategic plan, but they lack the expertise and capacity to develop it on…

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2021 Giving Trends: What Does the Data Mean for Your Organization?

The data is out! We now have access to giving trends from 2021 and are looking at the implications these numbers will have on your organization’s strategies moving forward.  Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2021 shows national giving last year remained strong following a record 2020, with individuals, bequests,…

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How to Develop Data and Evaluation Competencies in Your Staff

More and more organizations are working towards building a data-informed culture. We talked about what it means to be a Data-Informed Organization in this blog. As we have been working with organizations to build and strengthen their culture to be data-informed, an essential component of this work is building the capacity of their team. All…

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