Anita M. Baker, Ed.D.     Making program evaluation accessible to all.

Training & Conferences

Evaluation Services current trainings, conferences and projects.  Resources for download listed by project.  

Current Projects:

Resources & Tools

  • For Nonprofit Organizations
  • For Philanthropic Organization

Project Clearinghouse

An interactive online Project Clearinghouse is one of our newest developments. The clearinghouse is intended to be a rich online resource for nonprofit and funding organizations exploring ways to build evaluative capacity‚Äč. Extensive data available to review from a variety of our successful projects.

Partnering to Build Evaluation Capacity

"I really learned a lot over the entire period of the training and I really enjoyed working with Anita. The sessions also helped us with serious team building. For all you did for us and especially for who you are--Thanks so much."
               --Quote from a Trainee Participant, Long-Term,

                 Comprehensive Evaluation Capacity Building

About Us

"I would like once again like to thank you and the Bruner Foundation for the opportunity to learn from your insights by teaching in a workshop for 35 non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives in Israel.  We learned a lot from your experience and received wonderful feedback from the participants.

You really have a way of explaining very complicated content in a very simple and pleasant way - and you managed to do all this in only 3.5 hours.

I truly hope we will have more opportunities to collaborate in the future.  Please send our warm gratitude to Beth Bruner and the Bruner Foundation as well."

                                        - Guy Beigel, CEO, Midot

Midot is an Israeli non-profit company that strives to promote effectiveness and impact as the main criterion for social investors and for NPO leaders by rating NPOs and producing sector analysis reports.

Evaluation Services was founded on the belief that evaluative capacity is a critical component for organizations to most effectively deliver and sustain quality services. 


Evaluation is a process that applies systematic inquiry to program management, improvement, and decision making. Evaluation is also used to assess the status or progress of a strategy (i.e., a group of meaningfully connected programs, not just the simple aggregation of multiple programs) or an initiative (a grouping of strategies). Evaluation Capacity is the ability of staff and their organizations to do evaluation. Because evaluation is systematic, it involves proficiency in a particular set of skills. These are skills which can be developed and enhanced through a variety of capacity building strategies