What We Do

We Guide Individuals, Communities & Institutions

Insight

Using data-driven inquiry, we illustrate your stories, illuminate your goals and aspirations and document your results.

Accompaniment

We walk along to guide you toward just, equitable and merciful choices that promote collective thriving.

Innovation

We design tools and approaches to help you discern wise paths forward with fidelity to your principles.


Our Skillsets


“Whenever the eye of insight is opened the reality of meanings is understood” 'Abdu'l-Baha

Learning & Exploration

We strive to create meaningful results that bring your efforts to life in ways that are actionable; and consistent with the culture


Culturally Responsive & Liberatory Lenses

We lean into the learning edge to prioritize the needs of communities facing systemic oppression and marginalization, using the same techniques and approaches to make sure each time we walk with you, we are telling your story and not fitting your experience into that of others.

We are learning to more adeptly uplift liberatory principles, not just to free the people from oppression, but to free all minds from limits


Driven by Inquiry

Our approach to evaluation is guided by genuine curiosity. We help you identify your most pressing questions. Relevant answers are sourced with appropriate methods. Your purpose drives our design—quantitative and qualitative approaches bear equal weight, in that they both serve to illuminate answers to critical questions.

Our commitment: using the highest quality information tools and services and applying them with wisdom and purpose.

"Once you ask questions you cannot avoid the answers" -- Proverb from Cameroon




Signature Services

Virtues Evaluation


Insight Facilitation

"Be investigators of reality that you may attain the verity of truth and life." "Abdu'l-Baha


Custom Methods and Tools


Some of our custom tools include

    • The Journey Scroll

    • The A.I.M.M. Approach

    • Moving Measures

    • SMARTLIE/Get REAL Goals and Objectives

Skills

  • Evaluative and Strategic Insight Facilitation

  • Virtues Evaluation

  • Assessment of Work Environments

  • Uplifting Community Power and Voice

  • Focusing on Learning

  • Custom Program Theory Design and Review: Operating Frameworks, Theory of Change and Logic Models

  • Custom Measurement Tools that Fit Purpose and Culture

  • Practical, Securely Housed Data "Containers"

  • Documentation of Collective and Participatory Processes

  • Evaluation Training for Community Youth and Adults

  • Prospective and Retrospective Assessment

  • Needs Assessment

  • Evaluation & Social Research Design

  • Data Collection Procedures and Protocols

  • Custom Data Collection Tools

  • Data Management

  • Data Analysis & Generation of Findings

  • Diverse Reporting Styles and Mechanisms


Methods & Tools

  • Group Concept Mapping

  • One-on-one Interviews

  • Interactive Group Interviews

  • Focus Group Research Design & Moderation

  • Survey Design and Administration

  • Site Observation

  • Participant Observation

  • Secondary Analysis of Data Records and Files

Beyond Assessment

TGCS provides other traditional and non-traditional technical supports for learning communities. We can also provide:


Training

  • Training in evaluation & research skills

  • Virtues Project™ general trainings, customized trainings; Facilitator training, coaching and support

  • Technical assistance and consultation in support of research, data management, data utilization, data visualization and reporting

  • Interactive group consultation processes

  • Methods training for community and data professionals

  • Evaluation & Applied Research Skills and Methods

  • Healing Racism and Promoting the Oneness of Humanity -- Inspired by the Institute for Healing Racism grassroots action model as part of the Awareness to Action team with Tod N. Rutstein

Facilitation & Mediation

  • Customized Group Processes

  • Incorporation of Technology Tools

  • Address Conflicts and Unbalanced Power Dynamics

  • Introduce

Organizational & Professional Development

We can designed customized experience for Organizational and Professional Development based on any of our signature services and training skills. We are particularly interested in supporting institutional curiosity and development using data and information from staff, clients, community and information resources inspired by the principle of investigating reality