What We Do
We Guide Individuals, Communities & Institutions
Using data-driven inquiry, we illustrate your stories, illuminate your goals and aspirations and document your results.
We walk along to guide you toward just, equitable and merciful choices that promote collective thriving.
We design tools and approaches to help you discern wise paths forward with fidelity to your principles.
“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
"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
SMARTLIE/Get REAL Goals and Objectives
Evaluative and Strategic Insight Facilitation
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
Evaluation & Social Research Design
Data Collection Procedures and Protocols
Custom Data Collection Tools
Data Analysis & Generation of Findings
Diverse Reporting Styles and Mechanisms
Methods & Tools
Group Concept Mapping
Interactive Group Interviews
Focus Group Research Design & Moderation
Survey Design and Administration
Secondary Analysis of Data Records and Files
TGCS provides other traditional and non-traditional technical supports for learning communities. We can also provide:
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
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