Jessica Benton

After spending time as a community organizer, farm hand, and cake baker, Jessica found her professional home in evaluation. Jessica is originally from Memphis and came to Nashville in 2011 to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. During her graduate education she was trained in program evaluation and organizational development from an ecological perspective. She has been leading evaluation projects for the past 5 years, working with federal and state funded projects, as well as evaluations for private companies. She is really into scrapbooking, British murder mystery shows, and her sweet puppy, Roland.


About Elevate Consulting:

Elevate Consulting is a Nashville-based consulting firm that partners with service organizations to help them find ways to better solve problems, tell their stories, and share their impact. Founded in 2016, Elevate utilizes innovative and participatory approaches to meet organizations where they are in their evaluation journey, to value their expertise and experience, and to enable them to better serve their community. Their core beliefs of collaborationcreativitycapacity-building, and accessibility drive their work with clients.

Elevate utilizes a team approach that provides clients with the best possible match between the project and our team’s interests and skills. Elevate specializes in program designevaluation projects from start to finish, or any piece of an evaluation process, including:

  • Writing or consulting on evaluation sections of grants
  • Developing and defining a theory of change, including developing logic models and other communication tools
  • Designing the evaluation
  • Selecting or designing outcome and process measures
  • Building databases for data capture
  • Training staff on evaluation processes
  • Analyzing and reporting on data