“All of the steps leading up to the retreat were considered and sufficiently participatory thanks to Gabrielle. As a result, we had a sound, consultative agenda and were able to at least begin many essential discussions. The activity on the last day seemed to have worked especially well and even in the other sessions we had frank and open discussions.”Participant in a strategic planning workshop
“Amnesty International Netherlands has been fortunate to engage Jeremy Smith over the last few years as a consultant evaluating different parts of our work. Jeremy shows good understanding of the dynamics of a complex international organisation and excels in clarity of analysis. The same goes for the usefulness of his evaluation conclusions and recommendations, they are of high quality. Jeremy has a professional and straightforward way of bringing the most important issues on the table and is pleasant and efficient in the whole evaluation process. I certainly recommend engaging Jeremy as an evaluator.”Eduard Nazarski, Director, Amnesty International Dutch Section
“Beverley facilitated a two day meeting of the refugee & displacement working group: a wide range of civil society groups from across the Middle East. The group was formulated to work towards respect for international protections for Palestinian refugee rights, in particular the right of return. The meeting objective was to take the working group to the next phase, building a functioning movement for change.
Beverley designed the meeting content and methodology in collaboration with the steering group. She was able to get to grips quickly with a wide range of issues around the right of return and was adept at steering often challenging discussions towards the desired outcomes: concrete action plans. Beverley consistently reviewed and tailored the agenda to ensure we were on-track, maintaining flexibility where it helped achieve our goals. The meeting was attended by more than 20 people and, notwithstanding the large group and diverse views, Beverley delivered. I would certainly recommend Beverley for future facilitation work, particularly around coalition building.”Julie Mehigan, Middle East Programme Officer, Christian Aid
“Gabrielle showed great in-depth knowledge about the practical implementation of Rights-based Approach programs. She developed context specific and practical training materials for staff capacity building and valuable advice on the implementation of CARE’s Post-Tsunami Reconstruction Program in Aceh, Indonesia”Ingvild Solvang, CARE
“When Martin came to Article 19 as an interim Senior Director, he quickly won the trust of colleagues with his strategic approach and collegial attitude. We are particularly grateful for his professionalism in managing difficult human resources issues with firmness but sensitivity.”Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director for Law and Policy, Article 19
Christian Aid Ireland contracted Antonella Mancini to evaluate a five year, multi-country human rights, governance and peace building programme covering the period 2012 to 2016. Antonella was an excellent evaluator, she provided clear and strategic thinking to the process and report. The evaluation was complex, involving analysis of impact, relevance, effectiveness and capturing learning and identifying recommendations for change. Our partners work on difficult and challenging advocacy and policy issues. Antonella was one of the lead evaluators and was responsible for coordinating seven individual country evaluations and collating them into one overall programme evaluation. The process and report were extremely useful to us as an organisation and our country programmes and both were of extremely high quality. It was important for us to work with an evaluator like Antonella who understood advocacy and the centrality of addressing power dynamics in our programming. Following this, Christian Aid Ireland contracted Antonella to support us to develop a strategic plan for our international programme work. Antonella’s excellent facilitation skills were of huge benefit to the process and her clear strategic thinking helps us crystallise areas of support but also challenged us to identify blind spots.Karol Balfe, Head of Programme Development, Christian Aid Ireland
“I second [the] compliments about the report. It is an extraordinary synthesis of what was, at times, a very fraught process, as we chased our singular but elusive goal year after year. Kudos to everyone [Gabrielle, Jean-Martial, Jeremy, Martin C., Steve] involved.”Foundation staff member, HFC Phasedown evaluation
Martin Clark has been a guest lecturer on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, University of London, for more than 10 years now. His practice-focused lecture is always a highlight for the students. It demonstrates both his wide-ranging expertise in campaigning and his great sensitivity to ethical principles in this work. He also has a highly engaging style of delivery that helps students to understand complex issues.Corinne Lennox, Senior Lecturer, School of Advanced Study, University of London
“Gabrielle designs MEL tools and systems that are “fit for purpose” i.e. that deliver the information and learning that will be most useful to practitioners, and that will glean key insights for managers. She makes it no more complicated than necessary and really engages teams in the learning process. The result is that MEL becomes owned, shared, and the source of great learning and improvement.”Judy Beals, Oxfam
We have just completed work with some outstanding external consultants [Steve, Jim, Martin C, Elena] to complete a mid-term review of the campaign, and now we are working in conjunction with implementers and partners to create an actualization plan for the second half of the campaign based on their findings and recommendations.Anne Shaffer Myers, Advocacy Campaigns Director, Habitat for Humanity International
“I have worked alongside Steve for almost a decade. He has an incisive, strategic mind and clear sense of priorities and objectives. His deep experience of civil society around the World has enabled him to cut through the clutter to the important learning and decisions. This is why we involved Steve in an important evaluation process – to identify and learn from our own experiences. Steve conducted a well thought through evaluation of work in multiple-countries and across Europe. We are still using his insights today to inform our strategy and approach.”Matt Phillips, Director, International Energy Project, European Climate Foundation
“I want to thank you [Beverley] for facilitating the recent nutrition strategic planning days for Save the Children, which were a great success. Staff found the sessions hugely helpful and empowering, and the outcomes will certainly help our planning and effectiveness.
You were able to bring together and facilitate a complex meeting, including people in the room from different countries and others on video conference and phone. You managed it incredibly well and ensured we met our objectives for the meeting. We would certainly look to work with you again on a future occasion.”Ben Hewitt, Operations Director, Global Campaign Team, Save the Children International
“I have commissioned Steve to work on a campaign review at World Vision UK, and also seen his work for Save the Children evaluating UK advocacy on hunger and nutrition. In both cases, Steve delivered high quality reports, on time, and ran an excellent process from inception to completion. He brings a wealth of experience of campaigns and advocacy to his role, and is very good at tailoring his approach to the needs of the client”Patrick Watt, Global Campaign and Advocacy Director, Save the Children International
“I wanted to reach out and thank you and your team for a great convening [facilitated by Gabrielle] on Monday. I expected it would provide a great opportunity to meet many of the clean energy people/groups I have not yet met in person and to hear how they engaged with the current landscape. I did not expect such a thought-provoking, robust, and engaging discussion and set of activities. I am so grateful I was included. […] I have a lot to bring back from the conversations we had on Monday. Thank you for putting this all together and recognizing the need for these groups to have hard and opportunistic conversations.”Participant in a sense-making workshop for foundation grantees
“Rhonda has assisted NPOKI in the role of Senior Monitoring & Evaluation consultant. In this capacity I’ve had the pleasure of engaging her and working with her directly on health, environmental & civil society projects at international development NGOs.
Rhonda brings a rare combination of vision and pragmatism to our projects. Her knowledge of the theoretical and academic constructs of M&E are evidenced in her comprehensive writing, frameworks, flowcharts and logframes. At the same time her evaluation recommendations are smart, pragmatic, and scaled appropriately to the size of the project and organization. Her work is particularly sensitive to the burden/overhead of M&E to smaller development project budgets, and her recommendations are particularly powerful, tactical and well integrated in that context. She understands the limitations of traditional M&E very well and has made recommendations that NPOKI members have found invaluable, to measure outcomes rather than outputs.
Rhonda has great project discipline, handles logistics very well, is able to project availability accurately and has under-promised and over-delivered! She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to many more projects with her expertise on board.”Surya Ganguly, Senior Director, The Asia Foundation and former Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Nonprofit Organizations Knowledge Initiative (NPOKI)
“Beverley is excellent at getting the best out of a group. She’s been useful in really difficult situations where we’ve found it difficult to make headway between different points of view. We’ve also used Beverley to help develop a brand new strategy which was a radical departure for the organisation, and her experience was invaluable.”Nick Dearden, Director, Global justice Now
“Rhonda was a joy to work with: thorough, scrupulous, and attentive to the client and yet able to articulate their challenges as well as their successes. She gave us excellent value for money, delivering more than we expected and helping to carry the project forward when other demands on our time would otherwise have significantly slowed progress.”
“The executive summary is very good and draws out the points well. The report [Martin produced] is well organized and you provided a useful critical analysis of the project – including on strategy development, the nature and purpose of capacity building and the resources needed to do it well. You write very well and I greatly appreciate the professionalism of the presentation. You’ve done an excellent job.”Victoria Forbes Adam, Child Soldiers Coalition
“Without a doubt, Steve Tibbett Consulting is one of the best evaluation and organizational development consultants out there. It has a very participatory approach, insightful conceptual and analytical skills, and an exemplary professional ability to bring the best out of an organization for its own development and sustainability. Its consultants come with such impressive emotional intelligence and empathy combined with professional engagement that makes you think they have a healthy high stake in your organization’s sustainability. TrustAfrica highly recommends them.”Akwasi Aidoo, Executive Director, TrustAfrica
“I still send the final grant report [of an advocacy campaign Martin coordinated] around to folks when they are looking for excellent examples of collaborative projects.”Charles Fox, Program Director, Oceans 5 funders’ collaborative
“Steve led an impressive team that conducted our 5-yearly strategic review, which delivered a well thought through, nuanced outcome, that has proved highly effective in driving forward our work. In particular I appreciated how he brought the whole staff team into the process, and went above and beyond when it came to reaching out to the wide range of external stakeholders who are essential for our work. I would thoroughly recommend him.”Jesse Griffiths, Director, Eurodad
“Beverley worked with us to plan and lead a 3 day workshop to develop a global multiplying impact strategy for our Women’s Economic Empowerment work. She brought a great combination of strategic thinking, advocacy planning and facilitation skills to the event and summarized the outcomes in a clear and accessible way. I can’t recommend her enough.”Katherine Nightingale, Head of Advocacy and Policy, CARE International