Results Framing

We assist funders and suppliers in framing and estimating the value funded programs created for beneficiaries relative to cost and risk.

SMI has discovered that it is often extremely productive for us to talk with a senior program or foundation executive for about an hour to articulate a working hypothesis of the benefits they suspect their program produces and for whom, as well as total costs.  Once this hypothesis is articulate, however crude, it often guides data and information collection over time at low marginal costs and generally improves in accuracy and credibility.

We also have seen that this framing process helps decision-makers map the process by which funded activities produce beneficial results and, using this knowledge, direct resources to most effective techniques and programs.

Learn More about Social Returns on Investments (SROIs) and benefits framing by clicking on the following links:

Social Returns on Investment/Donations

SROI Measurement Guidelines

Benchmark SROIs