Greetings Readers, Viewers, Data Curious, Data Seasoned, Friends, Colleagues, Soon-to-be Friends & Colleagues, and everyone in between! We are so pleased to welcome you to our digital doorstep!

We are a full-service research and evaluation firm working with arts & culture organizations and programs that identify as agents of change. We collect, analyze and synthesize data, and we provide insights on your work’s effect.


Our clients include non-profit organizations, schools, and universities. We work directly with Executive Directors, Principals, Area Superintendents, and other leaders to bring clarity and greater understanding of your value.

We are called RISE because we seek to elevate your practice and grow awareness of your impact. Through the power of inquiry and data-driven results, we provide a grounding for you and your staff to know where to grow.


We hold technical expertise in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. We work with our clients and their stakeholders to create a foundation of open dialogue and curiosity, in order to receive the results without judgement and dream of new paths forward. We operate from an authentic, supportive space and promote a growth mindset.

We are also highly adaptive. We design tailored assessments, and we employ a range of methodologies to match the unique needs of our clients and the people they serve. In our traditional work, we search the academic literature and recommend previously validated tools for survey-type projects. For deeper comprehension of your impact we create observation rubrics, interview protocols, and guiding questions for focus group feedback. In our progressive work, we use emergent methodologies and creative assessment techniques to inquire about impact and summarize the results of your work through dynamic data visualizations.