Consultant + Researcher

I’m Michael Jaffarian, a consultant to nonprofits, with an emphasis on research. I served as the executive director of a thriving nonprofit in Singapore, have worked as a professional researcher for 30 years, and have written and published 180+ articles, reviews, and book contributions in the field. The long and winding road of my career has landed me in a place where I know charities, philanthropy, and research well. Where those worlds intersect, I can do good work.

I help nonprofits thrive and change the world.

Recently, organizations have been coming to me especially for help with outcomes-based evaluation (OBE). Outputs are the things you do. Outcomes are the changes that happen in peoples’ lives as a result of the things you do. It’s easy to measure outputs. It’s harder to measure outcomes, but much more important. OBE requires research, and that’s where I come in. A good OBE report can have a huge impact both with fundraising and program improvement.  

I’ve also been helping lately with some successful capital campaigns, where my skills in organization, communication, writing, and research have made a significant impact. 

Learn more about me here.

 Michael Jaffarian  +   541.731.0961  +  emichaeljaffarian@gmail.com