About

Founded by Dr. Bernadette Wright

Dr. Bernadette Wright has been involved in research and program evaluation for two decades. At Meaningful Evidence, she helps nonprofits to leverage research to plan effective action and demonstrate their impact, so they can make a bigger difference. Recent clients include National Alliance for Caregiving and NMAC (formerly National Minority AIDS Council). She is also working with Sage Publications to co-author a textbook, tentatively titled Practical Mapping for Program Evaluation and Applied Research. She also frequently provides workshops on evaluation, such as a Special Program at Foundation Center DC in 2017 and a half-day workshop at the 2018 American Evaluation Summer Evaluation Institute in Atlanta.

Before starting her own business, Bernadette was Consultant at The Lewin Group. Before that, she was Policy Research Analyst at AARP Public Policy Institute. In her early career, she was Senior Evaluation Specialist at the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. She earned her PhD in public policy/program evaluation from the University of Maryland in 2002. She is an active member of American Evaluation Association and Washington Evaluators.

Meaningful Evidence is a Small Business Administration certified Woman-Owned Small Business.