Our Seattle-based consulting firm helps organizations in innovation, tech, and media link good intentions to great evidence.

 

We help mission-driven organizations use evidence to 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 adaptation.

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.


Services

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System Design

• Impact Ecosystem Analysis

• Metrics Identification

• Theory of Change

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Facilitation

• Stakeholder Workshops

• Co-Design Sessions

• Strategy Meetings

• Skills Trainings

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Evaluation

• Research Design

• Data Collection

• Analytic Reports

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Adaptation

• Program Iteration

• Learning Integration

• Ongoing Support


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

AI: Challenges of the Algorithmic Society • #ClimateWoke: Climate Change at the Intersection of Race and Class • Civic Tech: Modernizing engagement between citizens and government • Rise & Run: Supporting first-Time candidates


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


Portfolio

 

Case Studies

 

VR Action Lab, a project exploring the value of virtual reality to combat bullying.

VR Action Lab, a project exploring the value of virtual reality to combat bullying.

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

 
Among the materials we provided in our application was the impact plan, which we are certain added to the strength of the project.
— Media activism client (USA, 2018)
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)