Deepti Sood

Deepti Sood

Evaluation Consultant

Deepti Sood is an Evaluation Consultant at TCC Group with deep experience in program evaluation and organizational assessment. During her time with the firm, she has helped organizations become more learning-focused in their outcomes and evaluation work. Sood has also assisted clients in the creation of evaluation plans that dovetail with strategic planning goals and has evaluated several multi-year grantmaking portfolios. Sood has technical experience with many facets of evaluation, including designing interview tools, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data sets, and presenting findings to internal and external stakeholders. A hallmark of Sood’s work is the communication of evaluation findings in a straightforward and accessible manner. Sood earned an MA in Psychology and BA in Psychology and Sociology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She earned distinction as President of Psi Chi society (for honors in Psychology) and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Responding to the Call: How to Pursue Legal Advocacy

Without legal advocacy, many norms and rights that people rely on, may have never been established. School desegregation (argued through Brown v. Board of Education), gay marriage (argued through many cases, but before the Supreme Court as Obergefell v. Hodges), clean water and air (argued at both state and federal levels as a myriad of lawsuits) – all were established as part of a legal advocacy strategy. Continue reading

5 Things Foundations Say About Their Capacity

Nearly 60 foundations – of all shapes and sizes – recently took the Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool (FCCAT), a self-assessment measure for foundations, to better understand their strengths and challenges. Based on the recent summary report, here are five noteworthy things they had to say: Continue reading

Our 9 Types of Evaluation Work – Which are Useful to You?

On a cold, rainy day in February, all seven members of TCC Group’s evaluation team came together for a retreat. With our team spread across the country, this retreat was a unique opportunity for in-person team building and reflection. Most interestingly, we completed an exercise to classify the types of work we are talking about when we say “evaluation.”

The end result? Clarity around the nine types of evaluation work we do. Continue reading

Toolkit Troubles? TCC’s Evaluators Share Their Top Tips

Tune Up Your Toolkit Each nonprofit has a unique mission that drives their efforts to make the world a better place. While their organizational missions may be unique, many nonprofits face similar challenges and capacity needs. Though they exist independently, there is no reason for each to be on their own when it comes to identifying relevant and useful tools and resources. Continue reading