Clients + Collaborators
Good evaluation has the power to tell a concise, meaningful story to stakeholders, decision-makers, program staff, and participants. Our work aims to help you share your story; a story informed by the participant experience.
The following client examples highlight the variety of ways that we work with organizations throughout Colorado and beyond.
Nature Kids | Jovenes de la Naturaleza (NKJN) is an GOCO Inspire Site grantee. Blue Lotus has been working in partnership with the collaborative since 2016 to support NKJN in understanding the many ways in which this initiative is working to connect Lafayette children, youth & families to the natural world.
Our work with Thorne Nature Experience is ongoing to support the program and evaluation staff in evaluation efforts. This work involves co-development of evaluation tools and protocols and analysis of data side-by-side with staff members.
Since 2017, Blue Lotus has collaborated with the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) to establish a set of collective outcomes for Colorado-based organizations who work to connect people to nature. In 2018, we were invited to join a Duke University-led national case study exploring best practice in collective evaluation. Unique to our approach has been a process explicitly designed for & created by both practitioners & funders.
Blue Lotus supported the evaluation of CPW's School & Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLE) program from 2015-2018. This work involved evaluation protocols, training of CPW staff, data analysis and annual report of the data collected by the program staff.
Blue Lotus has worked with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks in variety of capacities to help inform and support their education & outreach department including custom literature reviews, evaluation workshops, and strategic planning.
Collaboration is at the heart of Blue Lotus. Without the reaching out and up and across, we wouldn't be where we are today. With gratitude, we recognize the organizations who have shared their table.