Articles

YouthARTS Toolkit: Costs, Resources and Advocacy
Americans for the Arts includes information about the costs of running an arts program, how to develop your budget, and funding opportunities..

Getting Started with Program Evaluation
This National Assembly of State Arts Agencies report gives the reader a step by step process for program evaluation, explaining how to acquire data, how to maintain a learning culture an at organization, and also provides many useful frameworks and templates.

Building Capacity in Evaluating Outcomes
This resource, developed by University of Wisconsin educators provides 93 activities and materials for practitioners working in and with community-based programs to use in building the capacity of individuals, groups, and organizations in evaluating outcomes. It compiles a complete set of practical resources that can be readily used or modified by an arts, culture, or community organization.

Basic Guide to Nonprofit Program Design and Marketing
This document guides the reader to design a nonprofit program and services that are highly integrated with the organization's mission, strategic planning goals and needs of clients, including a step by step guide, as well as additional resources.

Measuring Outcomes
This report provides a very thorough, detailed guide to measuring and communicating outcomes of specific programs.

Selecting A Consultant

The consultants on this list were recommended and vetted by NCAR Advisory Board members.  Each was contacted and agreed to be listed.  All have participated in a webinar on the NCAR KIPI Dashboard.

Engaging a Consultant: Advantages & Challenges to Finding the Right Match, Arts Insights

Choosing a Consultant, The Community Toolbox, Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

How to Choose and Work with a Consultant, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Working with a Consultant or Technical Assistance Provider: A Resource List, Foundation Center

Consultants

Leah D. Barto
New York, New York
917-670-0407
leahbarto@gmail.com

Peter Linett
Slover Linett Audience
4147 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-348-9200
peter@slaudienceresearch.com

Paul Harder
Harder+Company Community Research
202 W First St, Suite 4-0430
Los Angeles, CA 20016
213-891-1113
pharder@harderco.com

Diana Duncan
Diana Duke Duncan, LLC
3333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Ste 102
Washington, DC 20016
703-599-6419
dianadukeduncan@gmail.com

Margaret Williams
Denver, CO 
710-416-4160
margaret.williams@outlook.com