We can help you map, measure, and strengthen your network's impact.
Our team of experts help organizations map and visualize their community partnerships, measure their collaborative impact, and build strategies to scale their impact in the future. Learn more about our team and expertise below, or contact us to get started!
Why Work With our Experts?
Our team of experts has a broad skillset and diverse 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.
Richard Funkhouser, M.A.
Research and Evaluation Manager
Kaley Bachinski, Msc
Jalece Wherry, M.H.A.
Alena Lidey (she/her)
CEO, Founder, & Network Scientist
Dr. Amanda Beacom
VP of Research and Data Science
VP of Customer
Dr. Rose Y.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Laura M. Johnson, M.A.
Areas of Expertise
Our team brings together a mix of skills, knowledge, and experience to provide a unique set of services. We provide expert advice and recommendations while taking time to understand your unique history and context. We believe our clients and partners are the primary experts in their field, and work to provide them data and evidence to make better decisions – rather than making those decisions for them.
Available Service Packages
Our services range from hourly technical assistance and onboarding support to full evaluations and complex research projects. If you are not sure what kind of service is best for you, please contact our team and we can walk through your options and answer any questions you have.
What Our Clients Say...
Learn About our Ongoing Projects
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
January 2022 – Ongoing // Colorado Project // PARTNERme 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 prevent
October 2021 – Ongoing // Colorado Project // PARTNER CPRM 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 district, serving
How We Work With Clients
While our team can customize our plans to fit your needs, most projects follow a standard timeline that walks through the steps of our PARTNER Method for building data-driven network strategies. Here is what a typical project looks like.
Shift Your Mindset & Build a Foundation
We start with a webinar called “Thinking Like a Network Scientist” to reframe the way you think about building and evaluating networks.
Design a Survey & Identify Partners
Our experts will work with you to identify the questions you want to ask, and help determine who you want to survey in and around your network.
Launch the Survey & Analyze Results
After pilot tests we will launch your survey and begin mapping and analyzing your results as they come in, focusing on key actionable insights.
Create & Share Your Network Reports
We will assemble your data, along with key network maps and visualizations, in a series of Highlight and Full Reports for you to share with your network.
Build Your Network Capacity for the Future
As we near the end of our engagement our team will help empower you to use this tracking system in the future with training, coaches, and other resources to build your network science capacity.
If you are curious about working with our team please send us a message. We look forward to connecting!