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Consortium for Organizational Research & Evaluation

what is CORE?

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Consortium for Organizational Research and Evaluation (CORE) brings together extensive resources in organizational and program performance analysis, planning and applied research. CORE links faculty consultants from the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) with governmental and nonprofit organizations to add value to their operations and services and ensure successful outcomes.

Who can benefits from CORE?

  • Local government
  • Government organizations
  • Advocacy organizations
  • School districts
  • Regional planning agencies
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • State agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Human service providers
  • Public authorities
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Neighborhood associations and alliances
  • Federal government
  • Philanthropic institutions
  • Economic/community development corporations

What can an evaluation strategy do for your organization?

  • Improve client success
  • Raise levels of performance
  • Increase organizational capacity
  • Improve accountability
  • Boost funder confidence
  • Strength case for fundraising
  • Maximize productivity
  • Improve collaborations
  • Ensure a results-focused orientation
  • Demonstrate achievement

What types of services are available?

  • Evaluation research planning, design and implementation
  • Design of intake processes, program reports, and data collection tools
  • Performance measurement and effectiveness studies
  • Client and organizational surveys
  • Needs assessments
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Performance management consultation
  • Focus groups
  • Third-party monitoring system design
  • Grant writing assistance
  • Process redesign
  • Development of performance indicators
  • Organizational diagnosis
  • Strategic planning
  • Policy analysis
  • Organizational training on evaluation and research

What is the cost?

A good evaluation strategy is a wise investment. CORE will work with you to develop a research strategy that fits your budget and organizational needs.

Contact Information

Jerry Deichert (402) 554.2134
Bob Meier (402) 554.4974
R.K. Piper (402) 554.6065


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