Seattle-based consulting firm helping clients in innovation, tech, and media use adaptation to increase their impact.

 

We help mission-driven organizations use evidence to reflect on their efficacy, make programmatic changes, and increase their positive impact (social benefit). We do this by using participatory processes to co-design data collection methods that work for stakeholders throughout your impact ecosystem. Once implemented, these data collection and learning systems increase the impact information available to your organization, allowing you to navigate uncertainty through focused experimentation and rapid iteration.

We are designers, researchers, strategists, facilitators, and activists and we want you to achieve powerful social change.

We invite you to click the button below to schedule a free consultation to find out whether the #DoBigGood approach is right for you.


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Services

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Design and Analysis

• Customized Impact Models

• Theory of Change

• Metrics Identification

• Pilot Testing and Iteration

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Workshop Facilitation

• Co-Design Workshops

• Strategy Meetings

• Skills Trainings

• One-on-One Coaching

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Impact Evaluation

• Research Design

• Data Collection

• Program Assessments

• Briefings and Analytic Reports


Methods

User-Centered Design • Minimum Viable Products (MVP) • Participatory Research • Co-Design • Logic Models • Experiments • and more…


Videos

Check Your Social Impact Logic

Theory of Change… Explained!

Leading in Complexity


Clients

 
 
 
 
 

Client Projects

Civic Tech: Mobilizing Skilled Volunteers across the US • #ClimateWoke: Climate Change at the Intersection of Race and Class • Adaptation: New Practices in Hypothesis-Based Iteration • #Election tech: Maintaining The integrity of Democratic Processes


Featured Testimonial

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Do Big Good’s evaluation has provided us with valuable data, insights, and recommendations

- Kurt Sampsel, Center for Technology and Civic Life


Reports and Presentations

 

Client Case Studies

 

Supporting  Code for America  in developing a national impact measurement system for the Brigade Network.

Supporting Code for America in developing a national impact measurement system for the Brigade Network.

Supporting Mike in launching LANORA, impact measurement software for nonprofits.

Supporting Mike in launching LANORA, impact measurement software for nonprofits.

Supporting Crystal in launching Disabled for a Day

Supporting Crystal in launching Disabled for a Day

Supporting Jim and the Interface Project in course correcting their media strategy to more effectively defend the rights of intersex people

Supporting Jim and the Interface Project in course correcting their media strategy to more effectively defend the rights of intersex people


Testimonials

 
I really appreciated how the final report balanced observations with recommendations. It was awesome to see impact findings paired with recommendations for how to address them and improve impact.
— Nonprofit client (USA, 2019)
A simple email conversation with you clarified our approach and validated our thinking….
— Private coaching client (USA, 2016)
 
The staff really enjoyed working with Mary. Everything was very easy but also very productive.
— Nonprofit client (Lithuania, 2012)
Concrete, always focused on the issue at hand, and offering step-by-step solutions to strategic problems, good easy to understand exercise.
— Workshop participants (Norway, 2011)
Mary is an amazing strategist. She helps groups communicate strategically to advance advocacy goals…. She is hardworking, dedicated, and patient, and it’s a sheer pleasure to work with her.
— Foundation client (USA, 2015)
This training was very interactive and it pushed participants to create and produce, which is amazing!
— Workshop participants (Morocco, 2009)
[My favorite part was] Mary’s presentation on media outreach. It was interesting, clear, helpful and excellently conducted.
— Workshop participant (USA, 2009)
Thanks, Mary, it was very enriching and I am sure to share what I have learned… in order to lead our nonprofit’s work in the right direction.
— Workshop participant (Morocco, 2009)