RESULTS DRIVEN

Hunter Consulting helps organizations in the social sector to deliver the results they promise.

Tips for Funders

Usual Client Outcome Areas for Social Services

Social Service Organizations often struggle with measuring outcomes. However, the real challenge is to develop well-thought-through, useful outcomes that are appropriate to the needs of the people who are served, and realistic in terms of the services provided.  Measuring such outcomes usually is not nearly as hard as practitioners fear.  Here is a brief discussion of...

Theory of Change Glossary

Terms used to discuss performance management, evaluation, and theories of change often are defined in multiple ways.  This can be confusing to practitioners who do not specialize in these areas.  Here is a glossary of terms defined in straightforward, useful language....

The Seven Deadly Sins – Why Initiatives Fail

This is a highly opinionated, extremely irreverent admonishment to those funders who waste vast resources supporting poorly thought through, impractical, yet incredibly expensive initiatives. Here, in my experience, are the seven factors that doom most foundation-funded initiatives to failure....

A Resource for Funders

This is a link to the informative website Saving Philanthropy....

How likely is your Initiative to be effective?

Assess your Initiative against this check-list of indicators that drive toward success....

Interested in benchmarking the programs you support against other programs?

Read a benchmarking report about Roca Inc.’s Transitional Employment Program that considers six variables and concludes pessimistically that most benchmark studies should be treated as at best suggestive....