For project descriptions, see Areas of Expertise.
Mary, Janet, and I worked very closely on the Foundation’s 2010 learning and evaluation report “Beyond Survival: Helping Women Transition Out of Poverty.” This five year initiative involved various stakeholders including multiple funders, service providers and program participants. Mary was able to listen and work well with all stakeholders and took a collaborative approach to the entire project. The result was a fabulous report that highlights effective practices in women’s community economic development, informs policy and builds awareness of women’s journey out of poverty. We selected Eko Nomos as our evaluators because of their experience in the area of poverty reduction, their asset based approach to evaluation and learning and their strong understanding of women’s self-employment and social purpose enterprise development.
I have had the pleasure of working with Mary, as a colleague and contractor, many times over the last decade. She has a deep appreciation of the challenges faced by vulnerable people and communities, and a special ability to help social innovators think about, plan and evaluate their work. I have used the work of Eko Nomos and Mary a great deal in those years and continue to (happily) recommend her as a first rate consultant, coach and evaluator.