Partnership for Evaluation, Research and Implementation (PERI)

Introduced in November 2015 to a gathering of more than two dozen Cleveland-area social service administrators and leaders, PERI is designed as a high-quality, low-cost program evaluation resource center for nonprofit organizations.

Founded by Research Associate Professor Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, and Patrick Kanary, Begun Center Advisory Board Member and former Director of the Center for Innovative Practices, PERI will assist community-based behavioral health agencies, juvenile courts and other nonprofits demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs and services, measure success, and ultimately increase the likelihood of future program funding.

Through financial support provided to PERI from The George Gund Foundation, St. Luke’s Foundation and the O’Neill Foundation, agencies can apply for PERI services and are responsible for only a portion of the total project cost.