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Karen Horsch

Karen Horsch Consulting LLC
1025 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: (603) 867-9843

Expertise in process and outcome evaluation for public health, social service, and advocacy nonprofit and funding organizations. Strong quantitative, qualitative, and writing skills. Focus on the use of evaluation information for organizational development and change.  Experience working with nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and international agencies.

I am an experienced (20+ years) evaluator with expertise in process and outcome evaluation and their use in organizational development and change. I work with nonprofit organizations and state agencies in the social services, health, and education fields to evaluate their programs using quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. Past and present clients include the Foundation for Healthy Communities, the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center, North Country Health Consortium, Community Bridges, Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Afterschool Network. I also work with a variety of foundation clients supporting the design and implementation of evaluations of philanthropic initiatives. Past and present clients include the Endowment for Health, MetroWest Health Care Foundation, DentaQuest Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Foundation for Community Health, the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, the Main Street Community Foundation, and Winter Park Health Foundation. Finally, I provide evaluation support to public agencies in New Hampshire including the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program at the NH Department of Education and the Asthma Control Program at the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

I previously worked as a Senior Evaluation Associate at Innovation Network, a nonprofit consulting firm based in Washington, DC.  Prior to that, I was a Research Associate/Project Manager at the Harvard Family Research Project where I conducted evaluation research on afterschool programs. I was also an evaluation and technical support contractor working with field offices and nongovernmental organizations for the United States Agency for International Development. I have a master's degree in education from Harvard University.

Specialties: Grant Writing, Program Planning and Evaluation, Program Planning - Evaluation & Measurement

References

Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund
Kirsten Scobie - Director
37 Pleasant Street
Concord , NH 03301
603-225-6641 ext. 20280

I have conducted two evaluations for the Fund and also worked with a cohort of grantees to identify outcome measures to assess their work. 

Community Bridges
Tracey Longeran - Director, Administrative Operations
2 Whitney Road
Concord , NH 03301
603-225-4153

I worked with the staff of four programs at Community Bridges to develop logic models, evaluation plans, and data collection instruments to support on-going evaluation.

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