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Karen Horsch

Karen Horsch Consulting LLC
117 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03301
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 (25+ 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 NeighborWorks America, Health Resources in Action, Community Health Institute/JSI, Families in Transition, National League of Cities, and Community Bridges. 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, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Main Street Community Foundation, Foundation for Community Health, and the New Hampshire Charitable 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 and the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation 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
Phoebe Backler - Senior Program Officer
37 Pleasant Street
Concord , NH 03301
603-225-6641 x20247

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

Community Health Access Network
Joan Tulk - Executive Director
207A South Main Street
Newmarket , NH 03857
603-292-7284

Through a contract with CHAN, I have supported evaluation at the NH DHHS Asthma Control Program for a number of years. 

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