Consultant + Researcher

I’m Michael Jaffarian, a consultant to nonprofits with an emphasis on research. I help with things like field impact assessment, program evaluation, and capital campaigns. 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.

Recently, organizations have reached out to me, requesting help with outcomes-based evaluation (OBE). Outputs are the things you do. Outcomes are the changes you hope will happen in peoples’ lives as a result of the things you do. It’s easy to measure out- puts. It’s harder to measure outcomes, but much more important. OBE requires re- search, and that’s where I come in.

My experience have also been adapted to some successful major capital campaigns, where my skills in organization, communication, writing, and research have made a significant impact. 

I currently live in Oregon, with my wife, where I enjoy painting, gardening, and watching the Dodgers decimate the competition.


Outcomes-Based Evaluation: Workshop

How to Measure Results so as to Serve Well and Attract Major Funding

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Field Impact Assessment Design

To What Extent Are You Are Achieving Your Mission?

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Investment Prospectus

An Effective Tool for Nonprofits to Use with Major Donors

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Program Evaluation

To Serve Well, and to Attract Funding, Assess the Results of Your Work

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Theory of Change: Workshop

To Understand this Valuable Tool and Get Practice in Creating One

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