Our Projects

3SI leverages our team’s subject-matter expertise across all elements of our work. The following are representative examples of 3SI projects:

Race to the Top Early Learning Program Analytics and Evaluation: Washington State Department of Early Learning

Race to the Top Early Learning Program Analytics and Evaluation: Washington State Department of Early Learning

3SI performs program evaluation, program cost modeling and sustainability analysis for the Race to the Top (RTT) grant won by the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL). Washington State is implementing a $165 million project over four years that includes the statewide implementation of Early Achievers (a Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System framework),...
Home Visiting Program Analytics: Thrive by Five Washington

Home Visiting Program Analytics: Thrive by Five Washington

From 2010-2012, 3SI helped Thrive by Five and its grantees define, analyze, and report outputs and data related to program performance for two key programs within the Partnering with Families for Early Learning (PFEL) module. The PFEL module is a model home visiting program funded through a strategic partnership between Thrive by Five, the Washington...
Market Segmentation Analysis: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Market Segmentation Analysis: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Agricultural Development initiative engaged the team from 2010-2011 to perform a segmentation analysis to support its strategy update. The objectives of the segmentation analysis included: Determining the targeting strategy and identifying specific populations with which Agricultural Development should work. Providing a framework for prioritizing how Agricultural Development uses its...
Predictive Modeling: Non-profit Health Insurance Company

Predictive Modeling: Non-profit Health Insurance Company

In 2013-14, the team helped a leading health insurer who wanted to use their deep internal data to develop a model to predict member’s likelihood of using a specific health care service.  This predictive model focused on the sometimes discretionary service of Orthodonture and addressed the question – Are there common characteristics of members who...
Landscape Mapping Analysis: Hawaii Community Foundation

Landscape Mapping Analysis: Hawaii Community Foundation

From 2010-2011, the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) hired the team, in partnership with a market research firm, to survey and map the statewide youth development landscape. The objective of the landscape analysis was to: Inform HCF’s own efforts and future work within the youth development field in Hawaii. The landscape analysis helped HCF understand who...
Impact Assessment Data Dashboards: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Impact Assessment Data Dashboards: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Agricultural Development initiative engaged the team from 2009-2010 to develop grant “dashboards.” The purpose of these dashboards was to enable program officers to develop more thorough and accurate progress reports, analyze portfolios, set targets based on historical performance, and share knowledge. 3SI successfully designed a dashboard framework that synthesized...
Program Analysis and Fund Mobilization: College Success Foundation

Program Analysis and Fund Mobilization: College Success Foundation

In 2009, the College Success Foundation (CSF) asked the team to develop and perform program analytics and evaluation for its various programs to better understand the return on its initiatives and mobilize funds from existing and potential partners. The team: Clarified program priority area goals and determined a preliminary list of key outcome, output, and...