Jane Elder Strategies
Services: Program Planning & Evaluation

It takes more than great ideas to change the world.  A skillfully crafted strategy can take the spark of an idea and map out the steps that link it to a broader goal.  This can make the difference between creating powerful change that has a lasting impact and just being active.  A good strategy requires skill, experience, and a certain instinct for recognizing opportunity and leveraging it.  Our team brings decades of on-the-ground experience in policy campaigns as well as program development and management, from moving legislation through Congress to creating local support for community projects.

  • We help clients structure their planning process, using tools such as the "logic model" and "appreciative inquiry" coupled with a healthy dose of common sense that recognizes the challenges of pursuing big dreams with tight budgets.
  • We help groups define practical benchmarks that measure progress and impact and provide learning tools for future work.
  • We provide feedback on clients' existing plans and approaches, helping them to identify gaps as well as resources and approaches that fit their planning and evaluation needs.