Testimonials

“Megan helped us a lot in finding a database for our size and needs. She is responsive via email and over the phone, clear in communicating, and very knowledgeable. Her input and insight, from her experience working with other small nonprofits, is what we needed. Before we met Megan, we did research to find a database that would fit our needs and budget but got lost in the vortex of databases. We met with Megan, shared our needs, our notes, and she guided us until we found the right database for us. Megan’s expert advice was very helpful in figuring out how to sort our data for migration to our new database. We now have our first database!”

Haydeé Lavariega
Program Director
Para Los Niños

…her input and insight…is what we needed…

“Megan worked with us on a project to develop a process to measure outcomes on an agency level (vs. on a program level). What I appreciated most about Megan’s approach is that she first sought to understand our work and did research about what data our programs already collected as well as what possibilities might be available. When a simple solution was not evident, she worked with our teams to develop something that works for all our programs in a very collaborative and manageable way. She truly understands social services and how to help use data to tell the story of the work to achieve a bigger community impact.”

Mary Cline-Stively
Director of Programs
Child Strive

…to achieve a bigger community impact…

“Working with Megan is always an enjoyable experience! Megan’s ability to understand the needs of any project and take it beyond where we even thought it could go, is amazing. Her attention to detail, the thorough analysis she provides and the efficiency of how she works is an asset to anyone she works with. We have consulted with Megan on a few high-level projects that were always handled with the utmost professionalism. We cannot say enough about our confidence in Megan and would recommend her to anyone we know.”

Brianna Jackson
Executive Director
Launch

“…beyond where we even thought it could go…”

“As a grass-roots non-profit organization serving primarily immigrant and refugee populations, it was truly invaluable to work with ML Whalen Consulting. We appreciated their customized approach in relation to the needs of our organization, using data to tell our unique story. Besides being professional, courteous and punctual, Megan brings a great deal of enthusiasm for data and for supporting marginalized communities.
In today’s non-profit world, where so much seems to rely on data, it is important to have an expert helping you tell the story of the impact of your work. In addition, Megan created customized tools for our organization to use, even after we are no longer working with her. This will have a lasting impact on how we use data, making the services of ML Whalen Consulting worth the investment. We would recommend the services of ML Whalen Consulting to any size non-profit organization without hesitation.”

Olga Lindbom
Programs Manager
Open Doors for Multicultural Families

“We appreciated their customized approach…”

“Our organization strategically set up a comprehensive program and service evaluation system. Megan has worked with us from the beginning by listening attentively to our goals and ideas. She then tirelessly spent time analyzing our complex data information and produced detailed and comprehensive reports that allowed us to understand our services and make informed decisions based on the factual data analysis. She is attentive to the details, responsive to our inquires and really good at what she does. We greatly appreciate her expertise to develop a comprehensive program measurement and evaluation system for our organization.”

Ginger Kwan
Executive Director
Open Doors for Multicultural Families

“…by listening attentively to our goals…”