thread Alaska

Thread Alaska is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help all Alaskan children receive quality early care and education as a network and provider of information to families, early childhood educators, community partners, and policymakers.

Thread enlisted 3Si to assess and make recommendations to improve the organization’s strategic and operational use of data.

3Si performed a needs assessment, a market landscape analysis of what was currently in use for similar research and referral systems in 45 other states, and an analysis of both thread’s current system of operation and potential alternatives. 3Si’s decision framework was a three-part scorecard that examined the programmatic fit, organizational fit, and cost of either further developing its existing system or switching to a new platform. 3Si also assessed the strategic implications of thread’s potential options relative to its national member organization Child Care Aware of America.