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Bernadette Wright - Meaningful Evidence, LLC. Washington D.C. Metro Area, , US

Bernadette Wright Bernadette Wright

Director of Research & Evaluation | Meaningful Evidence, LLC

Washington D.C. Metro Area, UNITED STATES

Consulting, writing, and speaking to help non-profits to use program evaluation to increase their success



Bernadette is Director of Research & Evaluation at Meaningful Evidence, LLC, providing consulting, writing, and speaking to help non-profits use research and evaluation to increase their success.

For two decades, she been managing and conducting research for national and local non-profit, government, and business organizations in health care, aging, education, and other topics.

She is author of over 50 publicly available client reports/peer-reviewed papers. She also writes guest posts for blogs such as the Foundation Center Washington, DC blog, the American Evaluation Association AEA365 Blog, and the EvaluATE blog.

Bernadette also frequently presents at national and local workshops and meetings, such as a Center for Nonprofit Success workshop on Program Evaluation in Washington, DC and an American Evaluation Association Coffee Break Demonstration webinar.

She was recognized for conducting an “Exemplar Evaluation” at the 2015 American Evaluation Association Conference in Chicago and is recipient of a “Best Paper” award at the 2015 Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference in Las Vegas.

Bernadette is an active member of the American Evaluation Association (Webmaster of the STEM Education & Training Topical Interest Group) and its local affiliate, Washington Evaluators (past board member/Membership Chair). She earned her PhD in Public Policy/Program Evaluation from the University of Maryland in 2002.

Industry Expertise (3)

Public Policy

Program Development


Areas of Expertise (5)

Data Analysis and Interpretation

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

Program Evaluation

Logic Models

Evaluation of Change Programs in Private and Non-Profit Organizations

Education (1)

University of Maryland: PhD, Public Policy/Program Evaluation 2002

Affiliations (2)

  • American Evaluation Association
  • Washington Evaluators

Event Appearances (3)

Integrative Propositional Analysis: A More Rigorous, Transparent Way to Structure Program Models

American Evaluation Association Coffee Break Demonstration Webinar  online


Program Evaluations: Using evaluation data to set direction, expand impact and maintain accountability

Center For Nonprofit Success seminar  Washington, DC


A Two-Phase, Mixed Methods Approach to Evaluating and Improving an Innovative Program Model: The PAC-Involved Evaluation

American Evaluation Association 2015 Conference  Chicago




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Articles (3)

Bernadette Wright on “Little Is Known? Better Using Background Research.”

American Evaluation Association AEA365 Blog


Tips and resources on how to better use background research to show the evidence for what you do.

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Foundation Center Washington, DC blog


Five tips for cost-effective program evaluation to demonstrate the value of what you do.

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Using Integrative Propositional Analysis for Evaluating Entrepreneurship Theories



Introduces a new method to assess and integrate theories of entrepreneurship.

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