Research & Evaluation Consulting

Innovative Research and Evaluation, Project Design and Management, and Custom Software Development to Meet Your Needs

We work with foundations, public agencies, non-profits, and community networks on various research and evaluation projects. We craft each partnership and approach case-by-case during the scoping process to meet your needs. Learn more about our types of services and expertise below. Book a call with our team to request a scope and get started.

What We Offer:

Don’t see what you are looking for? Our team also creates custom projects from the ground-up to meet your specific requirements. Contact our team and request a Discovery Call to discuss your ideas in more detail and receive a complimentary quote – no commitments required.

Our Methods & Expertise

We collect data to visualize and analyze the connections and interactions among your network or ecosystem of community partners and create additional reports and profiles. 

Our team combines network data with qualitative interviews, surveys, and focus groups to create a deeper understanding of complex community problems and network dynamics.

We work with and include communities in our projects to ensure multiple perspectives are shared, and our methods and project findings are rooted in equity and inclusivity.

We have extensive experience with complex measures, advanced network data analysis, and other statistical applications of network science in research and evaluation.

Our friendly and experienced project managers work closely with each client to manage the implementation of complex research and evaluation projects at every step of the process.

We use a human-centered, design-thinking approach while developing new projects and partnerships emphasizing empathy, experimentation, and collaboration to create innovative soltions.

Meet our Experts

Our Data Science and Implementation Team uses their broad skill sets and backgrounds to create uniquely valuable insights related to network science, community collaboration, systems change, and social connectedness. With a focus on relationships and community expertise, we work with our partners – not for them – to build your capacity while generating new ideas and innovation. Get to know our team of network scientists and data analysts below.

Dr. Danielle

CEO, Founder, & Network Scientist

Dr. Jennifer Lawlor

Dr. Jennifer Lawlor, PhD

Network Data

Kaley Bachinski

Kaley Bachinski, Msc

Project Manager

Alena Lidey


Customer Success

Andy Zheng

Andy Zhang,

Senior Data

Kendall Warwick-Diaz

Kendall Warwick-Diaz

Network Data

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What We Promise

Unequivocal Committment
Effective Communication
Authentic Relationships
High-Quality Innovation
Continuous Learning

From design and implementation to support and capacity training, we offer our partners much more than software. We have decades of experience serving communities with a dedicated team who have a broad range of expertise in research and project design, data science and analysis, capacity training and technical assistance and technology development with the user as our focus. We have worked with partners on many topics, including social connectedness, health and wellbeing, maternal and child health, suicide prevention, education, and many others.

Learn about our ongoing work

March 2021 – December 2021 // Nationwide Project // PARTNER CPRM Learn About the Project > We are helping Brightbeam map and track its network of community activists to identify and leverage opportunities for new partnerships. Brightbeam is the umbrella organization for three national platforms

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January 2022 – December 2022 // Colorado Project // PARTNERme Project Learn About the Project We are helping Forward Flag implement a social connectedness screening and referral program for the veterans they serve. Forward Flag is a 501c3 charity, founded in 2013, focused on helping

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October 2021 – August 2022 // Colorado Project // PARTNER CPRM Project Learn About the Project > We are supporting Denver Public Schools as they map and track their network of community partners to create a network strategy. Denver Public Schools is Colorado’s largest school

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Connect with our Team!

Contact the VNL team to demo PARTNER™ or discuss a research or evaluation project. We can help you learn more about our services, help brainstorm project designs, and provide a custom scope based on your budget and needs. We look forward to connecting! 

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