Find out quickly what is working and what is not

We design, facilitate, and conduct rapid impact evaluations that use the Success Case Method (SCM). And, we train and certify individuals and organizations in the use of the method.

  • Can you demonstrate, with credible evidence, the impacts and value your training and performance improvement produce?  For whom? When? Where? How often? And why? 
  • What obstacles may get in the way of optimal impact creation? Who needs to do what differently to get more value?
  • Help your program sponsors understand their program’s value, provide an actionable evidence base to inspire commitment and build support, and justify investments.

Build on the success of early adopters and accelerate execution of strategy, innovation, and change. Identify and tell the story of impact “gems” and multiply their impact.

Our evaluation approach achieves compelling answers to these questions, and more. We are here to help.

We design, facilitate, and conduct rapid impact evaluations that use the Success Case Method (SCM) and develop individuals and organizations in the use of the method.

Do you ever wonder:

  • What impacts are achieved when your program works best?
  • For whom?
  • When? Where? How often? And why?
  • What may get in the way of optimal impact creation?
  • Who needs to do what differently to get more value? 
  • Do you need to understand your program’s value, provide an actionable evidence base to improve or support a program, or justify expenses? 
  • Do you want to strengthen your evaluation capacity? 

We are here to help.

Some of our clients and partners

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What is the Success Case Method?

The SCM is a rapid, practical, and actionable impact evaluation method that is relied on by foundations, corporations, government agencies, and NGOs to quickly tell the story of their success with credible evidence that senior leaders understand, trust, and can act on.

Developed by Robert O. Brinkerhoff over more than four decades, the SCM efficiently assesses the impact of training programs and other organizational and social change interventions. Combining evidence from quantitative and qualitative data, the SCM quickly uncovers, documents, and illustrates impact, providing compelling stories of success, and identifying the factors that contribute to or hinder valuable results.

The Success Case Method: Find Out Quickly What's Working and What's Not: Brinkerhoff, Robert O.

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Evaluation Certification

Need to develop evaluation capacity for a particular challenge or audience? Do you want to strengthen your evaluation capacity? We train and certify individuals and organizations in the renowned Success Case Method for impact evaluation. 

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Evaluation Consulting

Get support with your evaluation challenges. We consult with clients who need support at any stage of the evaluation process. We can work with you, step by step, to help you conduct winning evaluation projects, and build your capacity for continued success.

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Evaluation Training

We develop tailored evaluation training for clients who want to learn more about evaluation in general, particular models and approaches, or technical aspects of an evaluation.

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Evaluation Implementation

Need an external partner to implement or help with an impact study? We can be your external partner to conduct the entire study, start to finish. Or, we can collaborate with you in any stage of the evaluation process, from expert advice to direct side-by-side technical assistance for design, instrument development, data collection and analysis, and reporting.  We can also simply be your “extra set of hands” for specialized tasks like interviewing or survey design.

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What people say

"I have found Dr. Brinkerhoff's approach very helpful in building enthusiasm for a program - especially in international settings. It also allows for good use of limited funds by capturing information about environmental barriers to application of learning so support efforts can be targeted."

— Dr. Sharon Marie May, Management Sciences for Health

"After hearing Dr. Brinkerhoff speak, I left feeling inspired and armed to revise my learning and training materials and introduce them to other parts of my organization."

—Anne Schroll Marquard, H. Lundbeck A/S

"No messy statistics, no complicated formulae, no squishy metrics. Brinkerhoff's method is a robust and elegant approach to delivering substantive and believable evaluation data."

— Dr. Marguerite Foxon, Motorola

"Dr. Brinkerhoff and Susanna Brinkerhoff Zens added great value to our conference. The feedback from participants in their workshop is the most positive I have ever heard."

— Anders Rosenlund, Aros Kurser

The SCM Certification: Using the Success Case Method for Rapid Impact Evaluation

Learn how to design and conduct practical impact evaluations by participating in Brinkerhoff’s SCM Certification!

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