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.


Learning and Development

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

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Technology Solutions

Low-cost access to 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
  • Journal of Business and Psychology Publication

    Date: October 2017

    Journal of Business and Psychology Publication 

    Congratulations to OMNI staff, Ana P. Nunes, PhD. and Melissa Richmond, PhD., and collaborators from the Colorado Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP), and the University of Colorado Boulder for publication of their research funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, The Effect of Employee Assistance Services on Reductions in Employee Absenteeism, in the Journal of Business and Psychology. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) provide an important vehicle to assist employees experiencing personal and work-related problems that impact employee absenteeism. The published research utilized an objective measure of work time lost to provide empirical evidence that users of EAP services tend to reduce their absenteeism at a faster pace than non-EAP users experiencing similar challenges to maintaining productivity. The abstract and article may be found here.

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  • OMNI Presents at Native Children's Research Exchange Conference

    Date: September 2017

    OMNI Presents at Native Children's Research Exchange Conference

    In September 2017, Katie Gelman, DrPH, MPH, presented at the Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE) conference on the role of ethnic identity in the development of marijuana use among American Indian adolescents. Katie’s research has included testing the measurement characteristics of an ethnic identity construct over a two-year period during early adolescence to understand how this complex construct may shift during a period of rapid developmental change. Katie also discussed findings related to testing the ethnic identity construct as a protective factor influencing emergent marijuana use. Findings from growth mixture model analyses suggested that while ethnic identity showed null effects, culturally-based community activities had a strong protective effect against risky marijuana use, as did prosocial peer relationships. For more information on the NCRE conference, click here.

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  • Substance Abuse Journal Publication

    Date: Sept 2017

    Substance Abuse Journal Publication

    Congratulations to OMNI staff and partners at Peer Assistance Services, Inc., and Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health for publication of their commentary Ten Years of Implementing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Lessons Learned in Substance Abuse Journal. SBIRT is a public health approach to identifying, reducing, and preventing substance misuse. In the article, Dr. Nunes and her co-authors reflect on key strategies that support successful implementation of substance use screening and intervention in health care settings as a standard of care. The abstract and article may be found here

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