WHAT WE DO
Kaleidoscope Pathways, LLC (KPLLC) is a strategic consultation and evaluation research firm that partners with philanthropy, government, and organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate their social investments. Our work is designed to clarify and maximize the positive impact of the various systems, policies, and practices affecting the lives of children, families, and communities. Dedicated to the use of data to inform programming priorities, align grant-making strategy, and support the documentation of impact and outcomes, KPLLC brings together consultants who have more than 75 years of experience. Our approach is practical and participatory; we enhance our clients’ abilities to plan, prioritize, and implement through a more thorough understanding of data. KPLLC partners with organizations to facilitate their use of strong program designs that are implemented with fidelity and quality, to co-create sound procedures and measures to collect evidence of program outcomes, and to disseminate the impact of their investments and lessons learned to a range of audiences – grassroots organizations, executive leadership, policy makers, and the scientific community.
KPLLC personnel have led place-based and national evaluation efforts, utilizing a range of research methodologies, from randomized clinical trials to posttest only non-experimental designs, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative data gathering strategies. As projects dictate, KPLLC draws from its highly experienced network of consultant partners to ensure clients receive support that is tailored to their needs.
At its core, KPLLC values opportunities to continue learning about and with diverse people and communities. We take seriously our commitment to continually deepen our understanding about the heterogeneity that exists within groups, the diversity within diversity. Our strength lies in our ability to understand the nuances of social determinants from multiple perspectives, re-vision or remove obstacles when necessary, and work with clients to design more efficient and effective pathways to providing opportunities for more successful children, families, and communities.
KPLLC partners with clients in conversations to elicit asset-based strategies and foci for their work. We have four core skill sets:
- Strategic consultation to support the alignment of priorities and theory of change with the development of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and policies
- Quantitative and qualitative evaluation expertise (i.e., conceptual model development; network analyses; creation of surveys, interviews, and focus group protocols; portfolio analyses; quantitative and qualitative data analyses; and knowledge synthesis and data extraction from extant documents)
- Expertise in the understanding the systems that impact behavior (i.e., personal, interpersonal, organizational, structural, and media)
- Expertise in understanding the socio-cultural contexts that impact behavior (i.e., gender, culture, ethnicity, race, identity, and social and economic class)
About Kaleidoscope Pathways
Kaleidoscope Pathways, LLC (KPLLC) values opportunities to continue learning about and with diverse people and communities. We take seriously our commitment to continually deepen our understanding about the heterogeneity that exists within groups, the diversity within diversity.