Evaluators

Harder+Company Community Research

Harder+Company has served as the external evaluator for the Best Babies Zone since 2014. Click here for more information on their ongoing evaluation efforts and preliminary findings.

Founded in 1986, Harder+Company Community Research is a leading comprehensive social research and planning firm with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Davis, California. They conduct evaluations, strategic planning processes, community planning studies, and needs assessments for a wide range of social sector clients. With a diverse staff of more than 50 professionals, they have the capacity and expertise to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, provide technical assistance to organizations and community members, and translate findings into actionable plans.

Harder+Company understand that community building initiatives and place-based strategies are complex endeavors that seek to align the interests and resources of government, business, philanthropy, nonprofits, and community residents and stakeholders. Since 1986, they have worked with exactly such an array of committed individuals and institutions—including policy makers, service providers, local residents, youth, and community leaders—on a variety of projects that seek to build stable, healthy, and livable communities.