We are a social impact consultancy helping organizations working in innovation, media, and tech to measure and maximize their good work.

 

Creating social benefit is hard. We help mission-guided organizations use evidence to increase efficacy. We do this by conducting research and developing strategies that navigate uncertainty by nurturing adaptation and knowledge-driven experimentation. We are designers, researchers, strategists, and activists and we want you to achieve powerful social change.

Click below to schedule a free consultation to find out whether the #DoBigGood approach is right for you.


Services

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Planning

• Theory of Change

• Impact Plans

• Metrics Development

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Evaluation

• Research Design

• Data Collection

• Analytic Reports

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Facilitation

• Participatory Workshops

• Strategy Meetings

• Skills Trainings

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Adaptation

• Program Iteration

• Learning Integration

• Ongoing Support


Methods

User-Centered Design • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) • Social Return on Investment (SROI) • Prototypes • Minimum Viable Products (MVP) • Ecosystem Analysis • Goal operationalization • User Interviews • content analysis • Surveys • Co-Design • Debriefs • 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


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)