OMNI supports organizations working in the public interest with evaluation research, capacity building and technology solutions.

Colorado-based OMNI Institute is a nonprofit social science agency that supports nonprofits, foundations and government agencies in a wide variety of project areas, such as Youth Development, Early Childhood, Education, Behavioral and Public Health, Justice, Collaboration and Systems Development.


OMNI Services

Evaluation Research

Applied evaluation research that focuses on real-world settings and the information needs of stakeholder groups.


TA and Training

Onsite and regional technical assistance (TA) and training programs to build the capacity of your organization, community and field partners.

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Technology Solutions

Low-cost access to web-based portals; performance dashboards; and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)™ by Social Solutions, an information management system.

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Project Consultation

Consulting that meets your project at its stage of development. We partner on grants and initiatives, their development, and evaluation.

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Non-English Speaking Communities as Evaluation Partners

OMNI compiled this document, highlighting various considerations to make when collecting data from non-English speaking communities. In a brief document it is impossible to address the innumerable differences among 



Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)™ by Social Solutions - Performance Management System

OMNI is a Certified Implementation Partner of Social Solutions, the developer of Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)™. We provide full implementations, customized reporting, technical support and ongoing site administration  



Evaluation and Grantwriting Tips in Community Resource Center E-Article

An article by OMNI's Suzanne Leahy, PhD, "Tips for Writing Evaluation into Grant Proposals," was highlighted in a recent newsletter of the Community Resource Center (CRC).  This article covers where to find hidden  



Resource for Mentoring Programs

OMNI compiled this evaluation research brief for our clients and partners implementing mentoring programs to positively impact youth.  See what the latest research says about the effectiveness of mentoring programs  



OMNI’s Data Collection Toolkit

This free resource was developed by OMNI staff based on lessons learned from applying evaluation research in real-world contexts and with specific populations.  Find helpful protocols and tips inside for conducting surveys,  



News & Events
  • Colorado’s Student Perception Survey

    Date: October 8-16, 2013

    Colorado's Student Perception Survey

    OMNI Institute is pleased to be offering services to support the administration of Colorado’s Student Perception Survey for the 2013 – 2014 school year! To learn more, please register and attend one of our live informational webinars offered on October 8, 9, 15 and 16. Colorado’s Student Perception Survey (SPS) is a tool that asks students about their classroom experience. The survey can be used for students in grades 3-12, and measures different elements of the student experience that have been demonstrated by research to improve student outcomes. Results of the survey map on to Colorado’s Teacher Quality Standards, and can be used by teachers to understand how to continue to grow in the standards related to professional practice. In addition to supporting teacher performance, the SPS may also be used as a measure of teacher evaluation under Colorado’s education effectiveness law (also known as Senate Bill 191).

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  • Save-the-Date: Progress & Possibilities in Early Childhood, November 20, 2013

    Date: November 20, 2013

    Save-the-Date: Progress & Possibilities in Early Childhood, November 20, 2013

    OMNI President, Jim Adams-Berger, PhD, will join Jennifer Schroeder from The Implementation Group and Meg Franko from the Butler Institute at the University of Denver todiscuss Implementation Science and Systems Evaluation. Specifically, Jim was invited to speak about OMNI’s recent early childhood systems evaluation work. This event is sponsored by the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership.

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  • American Evaluation Association, October 16-19, 2013

    Date: October 16-19, 2013

    American Evaluation Association, October 16-19, 2013

    OMNI staff and partners are selected to present at the American Evaluation Association’s annual meeting in October 2013! OMNI staff members will participate in paper panel on Multi-racial Youth Engagement in Primary Care, Binge Drinking and Social Marketing Evaluations and a roundtable on Building Capacity to Determine Whether Environmental Strategies to Prevent Substance Use are Being Implemented With Fidelity.

    Staff members April Hendrickson, MA, and Alex Clay will present, "Incorporating Innovative Data Collection and Presentation Methods into State- and Community-Level Education."

    Amber Murray, MA, and Katie Page, MPH, will co-present "Engaging Youth in the Creation and Evaluation of Social Marketing Campaigns” with Beckah Terlouw of Adams County Prevention Partnernship and Tony LaComb of Pueblo Alliance for Healthy Teens.

    April Hendrickson, MA, and Amber Murray, MA, will facilitate a roundtable discussion, “Building Capacity to Determine Whether Environmental Strategies to Prevent Substance Use are Being Implemented with Fidelity.”

    For more information about the conference, program and session abstract, please see: http://www.eval.org/Evaluation2013

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  • Prevention Matters! Dimensions of PREVENTION, October 16-17, 2013

    Date: October 16-17 2013

    Prevention Matters! Dimensions of PREVENTION, October 16-17, 2013

    Join OMNI staff at the Biennial Community Prevention Provider Professional Development Training of the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health! Workshop topics will address Adverse Childhood Experiences, Prescription Drug Use Trends in Colorado, Transition-Age Youth, Screening and Brief Intervention, among many others. Come meet your OMNI Regional Prevention Consultant and visit our exhibit table to learn more about OMNI’s work in prevention and LinkingCare.org.

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  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association, October 16-19, 2013, Phoenix

    Date: October 16-19 2013

    Employee Assistance Professionals Association, October 16-19, 2013, Phoenix

    OMNI staff member, Melissa Richmond, PhD, will present with Christopher Knoepke, MSW, LSW, the Employee Assistance/Workplace Programs Coordinator at Peer Assistance Services, Inc. and Caitlin Kozicki, LPC, CEAP, Employee Assistance/Workplace Programs Director at Peer Assistance Services, Inc. and President of the Colorado Chapter of EAPA. For more information on EAPA, visit http://www.eapassn.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=495.

    Presentation abstract: Unrecognized substance use and mental health problems expose employers to unnecessary costs for health insurance and lost productivity. To address this, EAPA endorsed Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) as a standard of practice. By adapting this evidence-based model for use in EAPs, employees receive assistance before these problems jeopardize their health or employment. This presentation will describe the process of implementing SBI into a traditional EAP, as well as evidence of improved recognition of issues among employee-clients. Attendees will gain competence in the use of these delivery programs and learn accurate estimates of prevalence of common problems in EAP practice.

    For more information about this year's conference visit: http://www.eapassn.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3608

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