who we are

The Mark is a research and evaluation firm with highly educated and experienced evaluators currently serving over 60 projects and programs of federal and state grants, K-12 and higher education, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and businesses. The Mark helps teams collect, analyze, and visualize data; manage projects and programs; streamline strategic plans; monitor progress; evaluate impact; maintain compliance; and report results to stakeholders and funders.

what we do


The Mark works closely with teams to solve their greatest challenges using innovative technology and rigorous scientific methods.  The Mark provides expertise in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data to give teams a thoughtful and purposeful strategy with actionable steps for sustainable improvement. The Mark helps define social, environmental, and economic key performance indicators to align data with results.




The Mark strives to improve research and evaluation through innovative data collection, analytics, and visualization to help programs and organizations achieve better outcomes and demonstrate impact.


The Mark did a phenomenal job within the challenging environment of rural Benin. The evaluation methodology, professionalism of staff, and the execution of the evaluation plus reporting, were probably the best I have seen in my close to 20 years in Benin, working as senior management of NGOs and USAID.  I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again and would definitely recommend The Mark to others.

- Cynthia Taha, Benin (Africa), Country Director for Partners for Development

The Mark has served as primary researchers with me on five NSF funded grants. They have remained as dedicated professional throughout all projects and function in the highest capacity possible. I value their capacity to adapt to heavy workloads, produce deliverables in a timely fashion and provide critical and poignant analysis. Providing perspective, insight and acumen have created successful outcomes and ultimately prosperous projects!

- Lauren B. Birney; Professor of STEM Education and Director of the STEM Collaboratory NYC®

Center Club Orange County hired The Mark to manage, evaluate and present the nonprofit charity submissions for selecting our annual Center Club Cares partnership and $10K grant recipient.   We are extremely pleased with how thorough they were as well as how easy they were to work with. The Mark went above and beyond by identifying gaps in the process and streamlining it for efficiency which resulted in saving us time and money.

- Shahin Vosough, General Manager, Center Club Orange County

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