Hi, I’m Elizabeth Grim

I know you don’t want to hire just any company. You want to hire a meaningful & impactful experience.

Learn what makes me excited and qualified to do this work with you.

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Hi, I’m Elizabeth!

 I’m a puzzle, book, and nature loving evaluation consultant.

I strive to build community, promote social justice, and challenge the status quo.

I know that data can assist in building more complete and equitable communities.

I help organizations become more confident and clear about their data to make informed decisions and tell your story.

And of course, we have a lot of fun along the way.

What You Can Expect

Collaboration, curiosity, transparency

At Elizabeth Grim Consulting, we believe in walking the talk. With a background in social work and public health, Elizabeth brings a strong commitment to social justice, transparency, curiosity, and equity into every step of the process. The approaches used are collaborative and participatory in nature, designed to build the skills of individuals and groups.

We strive for learning over perfection.

This is the real world. Budgets change, staff move to new positions, new technology is adopted. We’ve seen it all. Our strategies reflect the ever-evolving nature of programs and communities. We meet client needs by emphasizing learning and updating our models as contexts evolve.

Our projects start with an introductory call to learn about each other, determine if this partnership is a good fit, and develop a scope of work. We gather background documents to learn about your organization. Then we dive in and start the project, whether that is holding workshops, facilitating discussions, collecting data, or designing visualizations.

Our favorite work is when we can help build your internal capacity and confidence with data.

We gather feedback throughout the process so that the final products reflect your needs and desires. Since this is a small business, you can always expect to receive high-quality services from a senior consultant.

Our values include collaboration, curiosity, integrity, justice, transparency, and trust.

My Story

I provide data coaching and consultation to organizations to help move from insight to action so you can do your good work even better. With over a decade of experience in research and evaluation, I provide evaluation capacity building coaching and consultation, conduct external evaluations, develop data visualizations, and offer workshops and trainings.

Through customized offerings, I help you articulate your logic model or theory of change, align program activities and outcomes, create data collection tools, analyze and visualize findings, and more clearly communicate your story.

Having started my career in the nonprofit sector, I understand the financial and staffing constraints programs can experience. There is no one size fits all model. Because of this, I create tools and materials that are tailored, realistic, meaningful, and sustainable for your organization.

My vision is a world with healthy, complete communities where everyone has a safe affordable place to live and opportunities for wellbeing, including access to health care, recreation, education, employment, and transportation. I consult with organizations that have similar missions and values.

I have given presentations on research, evaluation, and data visualization at local, state, and national conferences. I am the 2021-2022 President of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society and an active member of the American Evaluation Association. I have a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in social policy and evaluation and a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in health behavior health education from the University of Michigan.

I currently reside in New England. When I am not consulting with organizations, you can find me traveling (in non-pandemic times) or exploring the local hiking trails.