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.
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 move from insight to action to make informed decisions and tell your story.
And of course, we have a lot of fun along the way.
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.
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.
Workshops can all be customized to meet the needs of your organization. Example workshops include:
Diving Deeper into Data Visualization
Creating a Data Culture
Exploring Program Evaluation
Leveraging Logic Models
Stepping into Survey Design
Words Matter: Adopting Inclusive and Non-Violent Language
November 11, 2021
1:00 – 1:45pm
American Evaluation Association Conference
Emery, A. K. & Grim, E. (2021, May). How to Design Reports that Actually Inform Decisions (with Software We Already Have). Talk presented at the 2021 Eastern Evaluation Research Society Conference, virtual.
Castillo, I. & Grim, E. (2020, October). The Future of Logic Models: Logic Models in 3D. Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, virtual.
Castillo, I. & Grim, E. (2019, May). The future of logic models in 3D. Talk presented at the 2018 Eastern Evaluation Research Society Conference, Galloway, NJ.
Grim, E., Wisner, D. L., Williams, M. E., & Sundstrom, L. (2019, November). The good, the bad, the ugly: Lessons learned from collaborations and capacity building. Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
Henstenburg, J. A., Grim, E., & Laverty, N. (2019, October). The devil in the data: Evaluating food is medicine programs. Talk presented at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
Bond, S., Grim, E., & Khadiagala, L. (2018, October). The OL-ECB Information Commons: Guidelines for Selecting and Curating Content. Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Cleveland, OH.
Castillo, I., Grim, E., & O’Quinn, E. P. (2018, May). The logic model repair shop: Why most logic models are broken and how we can fix them. Talk presented at the 2018 Eastern Evaluation Research Society Conference, Galloway, NJ.
Harmon, E., Grim, E., Babine, A, Fierro, L. A., & Sundstrom, L. (2017, November). ECB IRL: Lessons from evaluation capacity building in practice. Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.
Grim, E. (2017, April). Less is more: What evaluation can learn from mindfulness and essentialism. Talk presented at the 2017 Eastern Evaluation Research Society Conference, Galloway, NJ.
Grim, E. & Sundstrom, L. (2016, October). Low cost, high impact: How to create dashboards on a budget. Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.
Grim, E. (2016, October). Wearing many hats: Where does the role of evaluator end? Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.
Grim, E. (2016, May). Crossing the communication chasm: How to translate findings across sectors. Talk presented at the 2016 Eastern Evaluation Research Society Conference, Galloway, NJ.
DiLella, S., Grim, E., Piacentini, S., & Roccapriore, B. (2015, May). Zero: 2016 – CT and national plans to end Veteran and chronic homelessness. Panel presented at the 2015 Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness Annual Training Institute, Hartford, CT.
Cunningham, A., DiPietro, T., Ferry, M., Grim, E., & Schiessl, C. (2015, May). Hospitals, community care teams, and recuperation: Statewide coordination to identify, monitor, and care for the homeless. Panel presented at the 2015 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference, Washington, DC.
Savas, S.A., Sundstrom, L., Williams, M. E., and Grim, E. (2014, October). Using systems thinking when evaluating multiple projects on the criminal justice continuum: How using methods, tools, and data from different projects with the same focus area can assist evaluators across projects. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.
Grim, E. (2014, April). Intensive Probation Program Evaluation. Poster presented at University of Michigan President Sue Ann Coleman’s Advisory Group Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI.
Grim, E., Gultekin, L., Brush, B. L. (2013, November). Policies and perceptions: Implications for service delivery to homeless families. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.
Mitchell, K., Kieffer, E., Yankey, N., Grim, E., Roberts, H., Palmisano, G., & Spencer, M. (2013, November). How public health social workers and schools of social work can be influential in sustaining CHWs and community alliances at a state level. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.