Category Archives: Government

“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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“Plan” in the PDSA Process

You’ve completed your program evaluation (review those steps here) and got back your data results. Now what? After looking at your results, take a moment to assess. Are the results what you expected? Are there things you don’t like about the numbers? Did it bring awareness to an issue? Identifying a problem or issue you…

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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 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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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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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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Getting to the Big Picture: Logic Models

Many nonprofits face the challenge of turning their “big picture” ideas into successful and effective programs. For example, developing and implementing a statewide child welfare data information system to improve the lives of children is no small task. A large-scale project requires a plan of action in order to be successful and effective. Lasting change…

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