My Experience

Over 22 years of providing evaluation, planning, and other services to non-profits, foundations, and government organizations.

About Robert Hoke


Robert E. Hoke, M.P.A, has over 32-years of planning experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Robert’s clients have included human services, education, workforce development, libraries, and philanthropic organizations. Robert has been an Indianapolis-based independent consultant since 1997.  Before starting the consulting business, Robert previously worked for the United Way of Central Indiana and was the first director of the Social Assets and Vulnerability Indicators (SAVI) Project.  

As a private consultant, Robert has been under contract for a wide range of services to local, state and national organizations including projects funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Indiana Economic Development Council and the Dewitt-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund. 

Robert has a B.A. from Hope College (Holland, Michigan) with a composite major of political science, sociology, and economics and a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University.


Much of my work focuses on answering two different sets of questions, both gleaned from the work of Michael Quinn Patton:

  • Are we doing things in the right way? Are we doing the right things?
  • What? So What? Now What?

My approach to helping an organization answer those questions is to select a combination of methodologies from a toolkit of quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis.  The product or deliverable of all this work is not only a paper report--but more importantly--it is the organizational learning that leads to better services.