Al Onkka

Principal Consultant

“I look through an evaluative lens to get a better read on your organization and its programs and help you build a culture of evaluation. This will help you make smarter decisions, measure progress, and be responsive to the changing needs of your community.”


Evaluation, Planning, Data-Based Decision Making, Organizational Learning


Inquisitive, analytical, good at connecting ideas, loves connecting with people, practical, affable.

Past roles

  • Science Museum of Minnesota – Evaluation & Research Associate
  • Lead evaluator for projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Minnesota Legacy Amendment, and the Nancy and Roger McCabe Foundation.


  • University of Minnesota, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, M.A. – Evaluation Studies
  • Luther College, B.A. – English and Philosophy

Recent Volunteer Gigs

  • Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, board member.
  • Minnesota Evaluation Association, board member and programs co-chair.
  • Rainbow Rumpus, board chair.


DIRECT: 612 584 3953 |

1229 Tyler Street NE, Suite 285
Minneapolis, MN 55413