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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
Learn how to design and conduct practical impact evaluations by participating in Brinkerhoff’s SCM Certification!Learn about the Certification Program