§ Are “the think tank with muddy boots” as described in The Wall Street Journal. An independent and educational center; our business is results.
§ Help two groups: those who invest to improve human lives (foundations, governments, individuals), and nonprofits and other groups who implement programs for people in need.
§ Develop, test and apply Outcome Tools, which help investors and implementors shift from a focus on activities to a focus on results.
§ Supports foundations, governments and individual donors to invest in social programs with the same rigor as investors seeking financial returns with investor programs.
§ Shows nonprofit and community organizations how to set and track targets to achieve significant gains for those served with implementor programs.
§ Broadly educates grant-makers and grant-seekers on outcome tools at our residential learning campus, The Rensselaerville Meeting Center where 10,000 people a year attend meetings that matter.
§ Signature program, School Turnaround, puts in one place everything we know about creating human gain in a challenging area.
§ Community Sparkplugs program applies outcome tools to improve lives through volunteer leaders and civic engagement.