RDA - Resource Development Associates
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“We have learned that including people with lived experience – consumers, family members, youth, people who have been incarcerated- always results in better outcomes.”

Jennifer Susskind, MCP
Senior Project Manager

 
 

Evaluation & Research

A Commitment to Continuous Learning and Program Improvement

RDA believes the primary function of evaluation is to strengthen organizations and public agencies in their ability to fulfill their missions and best serve their communities.  We believe that you can’t change what you can’t measure and that agencies must continuously enhance their abilities to measure their own outcomes and adapt their practices to improve those outcomes. We approach evaluation with humility, curiosity, and a commitment to continual growth and improvement.

RDA is recognized for providing comprehensive evaluation services that span from customized evaluation design through the implementation of data systems and collection mechanisms, to analysis, reporting, and ongoing technical assistance.  As a full-service consultancy, RDA is equipped to promote short-term evaluation goals, as well as the long-term sustainability of an evaluation design by providing training and ongoing technical assistance to clients. The RDA approach to evaluation ensures continuous program improvement while our training and technical assistance enables capacity building.

RDA specializes in providing “mixed methods” evaluation services utilizing a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. We combine descriptive and inferential statistical analyses of qualitative data collection and analysis to synthesize results that might not have been realized from either method alone. We communicate results in comprehensible reports that are prepared with the target audience in mind. RDA aims to ensure that our evaluations are culturally competent, accountable to stakeholders, and timed to coincide with and inform decision-making.