About Pacific Research and Evaluation
Who We Are
Founded in 1999 by Steven Rider, PhD, Pacific Research and Evaluation (PRE) pursues its mission by assisting numerous organizations to improve their services and programs by guiding them through systematic processes for making data-driven decisions. We obtain meaningful data with methodologically robust studies that withstand critical review and we consistently deliver accurate and usable research results that enable organizations to build and sustain success. PRE has a proven track record of conducting research projects that are effectively managed to be on time and within budget.
At Pacific Research and Evaluation, we’re committed to serving our community. One of the ways we do this is by offering brief, pro bono consulting services to a limited number of local non-profit organizations each year. Consultation is tailored to the needs of the organization seeking our help. Below is a list of areas in which we can provide technical assistance:
Grant proposal review
Evaluation plan development
Logic model development
Measure review and/or development
Data entry/management systems
Theory of Change
Starting in October 2020, Pacific Research and Evaluation partnered with Impact NW to offer pro-bono services to develop a Theory of Change for the organization. Impact NW is a Portland-based non-profit that serves approximately 25,000 people per year and that strives to prevent homelessness through four key program areas: early childhood, youth & family, housing, and seniors. Our researchers are interviewing Impact NW staff, as well as community stakeholders serving on advisory committees, to learn about expected outcomes of each of the program areas and how they all align with Impact NW’s overarching goals. The data will allow us to visually capture the change Impact NW strives to create through their work and the process for doing so. Our goal in developing an Impact NW Theory of Change is to create a tool that will support the organization as they plan and evaluate their programs and activities.