Category Archives: Education

“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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“Do” and “Study” in the PDSA Process

We’re continuing on our Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) series and today are taking a closer look at “Do” and “Study.” As a reminder, the PDSA framework helps organizations implement a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process. You can find a full overview of PDSA in this blog and this video. We break down “Plan” here.  Do Now that…

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Putting Data into Context

At Transform Consulting Group, we are proud data nerds. Through our evaluation services, we help clients collect, analyze, and share meaningful data. In this blog post, we explained who to share your data with and why. In today’s post, we will go one step further by providing tips on how to present your data in…

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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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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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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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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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8 Signs You Need to Hire a Consultant

We are heading into the second quarter of 2022, and are you wondering if you need to hire a consultant? Before joining the Transform Consulting Group (TCG) team, I worked 13 years in the nonprofit sector as a practitioner and leader who hired and managed consultants. Now, as the consultant, I’m on the other side…

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7 Strategies to Maximize #GivingTuesday

We know there are many challenges for fundraisers this year (check out our Back to Basics Fundraising blog here to make the most of your efforts in the midst of COVID-19). This blog is all about Giving Tuesday – the National Day of Giving. Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday right after Thanksgiving. The idea…

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An Equitable Approach to Preparing Students for College & Beyond

Did you know that Indiana’s college going rate is at its lowest point in more than 10 years? According to the 2021 Indiana College Readiness Report, the state’s college going rate has steadily declined since 2015. Black and Latino students have the lowest college going rates. Recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse shows the…

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