Services

Program Evaluation

From a culturally responsive and utilization focused lens, we conduct:

  • Evaluation Planning

  • Needs Assessments

  • Literature Reviews

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research

  • Data collection tool design

    • Survey design 

  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting 

  • Impact Evaluation 

    • Outcome Harvesting​

    • Ripple Effect Mapping

Strategic Planning

We help you align your mission and vision with your activities for maximum impact through the following supports:

  • Theory of Change design

  • Logic Model design

  • Strategic planning 

  • Consensus building 

  • Action Planning

  • 1:1 consultations with leadership on:

    • Diversifying boards of directors​

    • Hiring and retention of staff of color

    • Integrating racial equity into strategic planning

    • Incorporating participatory techniques into decision making

Capacity Building

We create learning platforms and facilitate online and in-person workshops on:

  • Evaluation 101

  • Self Defense for Female Humanitarian Workers

  • Executive presence in International Development

  • Public Speaking

  • Negotiation

  • Aligning Business with Sustainable Development Goals

Facilitation

Our consultants are certified in the Technologies of Participation which are a series of facilitation techniques that tap into brain science to help increase engagement, buy-in, and participation of large groups in creating community solutions.

 

Our team can facilitate the following events in English, Spanish, and French:

  • Focus Groups 

  • World Cafes

  • Community Workshops

  • Interviews

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Methods

Culturally Responsive

  • We believe it is very important to be attuned to the struggles of people who are marginalized based on their race, ethnicity, and/or skin color.

  • We intentionally partner with black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and people from the Global South to deliver culturally responsive services, and to offer these services in people's native language.

 

  • Our team is experienced in consulting across the globe in English, Spanish, French, Hindi, German, Amharic, and Swahili. 

Highly Participatory

  • At Play for Change we believe the more stakeholder input, the better.

 

  • We lean on the principles of human-centered design and the techniques from the Technologies of Participation.

 

  • We integrate games, arts and crafts, and elements from nature to spark conversation and allow partners, stakeholders, and community members to have a dynamic and  meaningful experience with us.

Mixed-methods and Utilization Focused

  • We perform both summative and formative evaluation, and generally tend to apply a mixed-methods approach to our projects.

 

  • We also understand the importance of delivering products and services that changemakers can put to use immediately. Therefore, we fall in the utilization-focused side of the evaluation spectrum