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We offer one-hour webinars that present tools, frameworks and concepts that have immediate implications for how individuals and organizations engage systematically with data and information in service of impact.

Impact of Intention

Think about your current evaluative capacity and determine next steps to strengthen.

Get Ready for and Find the Right Evaluator for Your Organization   

Get ready to conduct an evaluation and identify and articulate your evaluation needs.

Evaluation as a Tool for Equity  

Reimagine evaluation as a tool to both understand progress towards equity and in service of it.

Make the Most of your Story    

Elevate your use of stories so they can be better leveraged and inspire action.

We offer half-day to full-day on-site workshops for teams and cohorts to support skills building through hands-on application of tools, frameworks and concepts tailored to your situation and context.

Want More From Evaluation? Adopt These 5 Practices

Learn the difference between doing evaluation and being evaluative, which is the starting point for charting a course forward on your organization's evaluative path.

Set Up Your Programs for Success (You Can Prove)

Understand what modeling tools are available to help you design programs and efforts with greater intention and impact you can document.  

Do You Want to Strengthen Connection Among Programs? These Six Tools Can Help

Take 6 steps to assess current clarity and alignment and determine what next to improve and strengthen.

Tell Stories to Convey Impact and Inspire Action

Rethink the power of stories as tools to deepen understanding, demonstrate impact and compel action.

Better Determine, Describe, Document and Demonstrate the Difference You Make

Discuss practices supporting becoming evaluative as well as factors to consider and solutions to address challenges.


Jara’s session at our 2016 annual conference was so positive she is returning in 2017. ‘She was probably the best trainer I’ve experienced at a Forum conference over five years,’ stated one participant while another noted that the tools and information presented were ‘very useful and immediately actionable for me.’ Jara is an excellent trainer and a valued resource for the field.
— Maggie Osborn, Chief Strategy Officer and Sr. VP, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Over the last decade, Jara and associates have conducted numerous workshops and intensive sessions as part of the Organizational Learning and Evaluation conference. Her interactive methods, engaging style and humor provide a unique and memorable learning experience for participants.
— -Joan M. Twiss, Senior Program Officer, The Center

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