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Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Pivot Evaluation offers complete program evaluation services to nonprofits, direct service, and governmental agencies for education, economic development, and public health sectors.

Who We Serve



Programs & organizations
seeking evaluation



Community service
providers seeking insight



Educational grant
evaluation reporting

Evaluation is about insight.

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Insight leads to improved
operations and outcomes.

Services we offer

Recent Projects

Pivot has dozens of interesting clients & projects. Here are some of them.

South Valley Economic Development Center

SVEDC Incubation Programs (Semilla and Business) offer a nurturing environment to help an idea grow into a thriving business by providing indispensable business support and access to essential amenities that the SVEDC facility provides. Pivot provided evaluation reports for SVEDC’s WK Kellogg Foundation grants. The projects promoted virtual business support services to start-up businesses. Reports showed sectors…

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NMCAN serves socioeconomically disadvantaged youth who have been involved in foster care or juvenile justice. NMCAN offers financial literacy, economic development, and community building programs. Pivot collaborated with NMCAN to engage stakeholders for inclusion in extensive qualitative data collection including: NMCAN staff, service populations, and partners. Project findings helped NMCAN better understand and articulate the…

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NM Thrives

New Mexico Thrives is dedicated to the success of nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector in New Mexico. New Mexico Thrives advocates at the local, state, and federal levels; and provides the opportunity for collaboration and collective action to advance issues that are most pressing to New Mexico’s communities. Pivot developed a data set combining Federal…

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Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County has developed a special fund to address critical behavioral health challenges including homelessness, substance use recovery, transitional youth challenges, and the intersection of behavioralhealth with law enforcement. Pivot provided evaluation services for two peer drop-in centers, two peer case management programs, the Tiny Home Village, and an evaluation of the County’s overall metrics…

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South Valley Mainstreet

South Valley Mainstreet is a grassroots economic development organization that focuses on the revitalization of historic Bridge and Isleta Boulevards. They have collaborated with Pivot to rollout scientifically sampled surveys in door-to-door efforts to understand community needs. The results led to pilot home maintenance projects co-developed with Bernalillo County and Habitat for Humanity, promotion of…

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Roanhorse Consulting LLC

Roanhorse Consulting LLC developed an ambitious plan to connect Native orgs and groups across New Mexico and on the Navajo Nation with resources during lockdown conditions of the pandemic. In short order, they gathered an expert team and produced an online resource where people could both donate and find assistance using keyword searches. Pivot offered background…

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Assistance Dogs of the West

Assistance Dogs of the West (ADW) builds successful working partnerships between clients and dogs that empower people and open doors to new opportunities. ADW has developed long-term relationships with courthouse staff to help ease various contentious civil matters, with veterans’ organizations to help welcome troops home, and with middle schools to help teach life skills…

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Our Approach

We improve processes and outcomes through:

Pivot works with program staff to develop and manage accountability measures that are realistic and attainable. Multi-level analyses ensures the evaluation captures unanticipated consequences and follows a 'big picture' direction. Qualitative and quantitative methods provide valid information for your decision-making.

Ethics & Standards

We seek to expose and challenge the status quo and violence that perpetuate inequity and injustice.

Pivot’s staff have always been interested in seldom-heard voices. These voices have guided questions in profoundly challenging ways. To foster modern-day solutions to age-old problems, Pivot applies the guiding principles of equity and social justice to every step of our evaluation process.