Let's Design a Strategy Together!

The VNL team are experts in measurement and evaluation design. We have over 20 years of experience designing measurement tools and surveys to get high quality, validated, and rigorous data to inform your network strategy. When we contract with you to design your system, we walk you through Steps 1 and 2 of our PARTNER method. First, you get access to an engaging and informative learning experience on “thinking like a network scientist”.

Once we are sure we are all on the same page on how network science will benefit your work, we move into the design phase where we get really clear on the problem you are trying to solve, the network you want to evaluate, and identify the gaps in your current knowledge of the networks/systems/ecosystem that you are focused on.

We make sure that you have a network strategy in place before leaping into the task of measuring. We use that information to created a measurement framework, develop the best data collection tools, and link it all to the data you will get in the end. If requested, we can build custom features to give you the most personalized experience possible.

How Can We Support Your Project?

Design & Startup Services

We help organizations design network strategies and plan their evaluations.

Data Collection Services

Let us help you measure collaboration and collective impact.

Data Analysis Services

Work with our team to analyze network data and translate it to practice.

Custom Reporting Services

We can create a report or presentation to help you tell your network’s story.

Coaching & Training Services

Custom training and learning solutions for your network or team.

Full Network Evaluation

Our team can run your PARTNER evaluation from start-to-finish.

Who We've Worked With

What our Clients Have to Say

  • VNL is an amazing team of professionals who are actively building tools, like PARTNER, that we need to measure collaboration, networks, and more. They think outside of the box, and they are an innovative partner when it comes to trying to define and measure those things that are innately challenging.

    Katie Edwards

    Executive Director, Nonprofit Centers Nework
  • VNL is an essential partner in the field of public health, where we rely on the strength of partnerships and networks to build our capacity and build innovative approaches to health. We are constantly being asked to measure the impact of our work, without VNL and PARTNER we wouldn’t be able to measure or justify the need for partnership.

    Sarah Marie Ridder Lampe

    CEO, Trailhead Institute
  • PARTNER has become a valuable tool for me because it measures important aspects of organizational relationships that help me understand what does and does not work well in partnerships. It’s also a great tool because it is easy to modify and implement in community-based settings.  The VNL staff are not only expert social network analysts, but they are very attentive and easy to work with. I can’t imagine studying these types of relationships without them.

    Malcolm Williams, Ph.D.

    Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Our consulting services cover the entire breadth of the PATNER Method, a process for building data-driven network strategies. From shifting your mindset, to enacting action steps, we can help.

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