Here's what people are saying about ConTEXT.
"Dr. McKenna has been wonderful to work with and that is why we have worked with her for over 25 years. She is very responsive to the needs of the agency, meets deadlines and provides
excellent products. We have worked with her on outcome reports, community needs assessments, parent surveys and self-assessments. I highly recommend Dr. McKenna and her work"
Meagan Anderson- Pira
Children's Home Society
"The Garden Hotline is a public program sponsored through local government agencies who have an interest in seeing behavior change related to natural yard care in King County. We are tasked
with providing evaluations based on our interactions with the community and reporting to our sponsors. Maggie has helped us develop multiple methods to reach our diverse audiences. These include
online surveys for our email customers, on the spot surveys with residents at festivals and also a very helpful series of class questions to imbed into our workshops in the community. She has been
invaluable in helping to finesse what works best for which audience, whether we are interacting with homeowners in a suburban neighborhood or recent immigrants to the Northwest who live in
multi-family housing. Her special skill is in recognizing how to draw out responses that help us see what kinds of impact our natural yard care education might be making in all of these varied
scenarios and with different residents. We are also blessed to have her skills in interpreting the responses and summarizing and reporting. We create a better program each year because of her work
and our sponsors love her reports. We could not ask for more."
Laura Matter, Garden Hotline Program Manager
"Maggie provided evaluation services to our Economic Resilience Initiative, which included financial education, financial coaching and matched savings programs for survivors of domestic violence. Maggie was helpful from the very beginning as we developed both quantitative and qualitative outcome goals. She also worked closely with us to think through how to best collect the information from our participants, many of whom do not speak English. She really helped me to understand a lot about how to ask questions and gather data. Because she took the time to help us understand, we were able to continue to use many of the tools she helped us to develop to continue to track our participant outcomes.
Maggie was able to customize her services to meet our needs and the needs of our stakeholders, but also stay within our budget. She always maintained excellent communication with us and had our reports when we needed them (or before!) so we could report to our funders in a timely way.
We were so happy with the final product Maggie produced. Not only did we have a beautiful report to share with our funders, more importantly we had some really valuable insight and information about the effectiveness of the services we provide and areas of needed improvement. I would definitely welcome the opportunity to work with Maggie again in the future should the need arise."
Jennifer Quiroz, Program Manager
YWCA Economic Resilience Initiative