For Nonprofits

Research & Evaluation

Make evidence-based decisions by leveraging our rigorous, human-centered research and evaluation services designed to equip you with the data you need to inform your strategy and drive meaningful social change.

Research & Evaluation

Invest in research and evaluation that generates evidence for action. Enhance the quality of programs, services, and interventions, equipping communities with the tools to advocate for, design, and implement enduring social change. Our approach prioritizes the voices closest to the challenges and customizes our processes to align with your unique context and requirements.

Impact Evaluation

Drive more effective social change by collaborating with our team to test your theory of change and harness data to gain insights into your impact.

Measurement & Learning Systems

Partner with us to create tailored and culturally relevant data collection tools, processes, and systems that enable you to narrate your impact story and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Landscape Scans, Market Analyses, & Niche Assessments

Enhance your understanding of the operating environment by identifying effective practices, pertinent trends, market gaps, service needs and demands, and your competitive advantage.

Community Needs Assessments

Develop a comprehensive understanding of your community's most pressing needs and top priorities through surveys, interviews, focus groups, community meetings, and a blend of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. This will empower you to design and adapt pertinent and effective programs and strategies.

Proven Expertise

See what leaders from nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations with a social mission say about working with our team.

"Third Plateau partnered with us to design and carry out a rigorous, robust program evaluation, giving us actionable information about what we could celebrate, where we might improve, and changes we might make to deepen participant and partner experience."


Kate Belza O’Bannon

Chief Strategy Officer, Repair the World

"I have truly benefitted from the dynamic professional coaching provided by Third Plateau, which has helped me develop and strengthen my emotional intelligence and self-awareness as a leader, as well as hone the management of my team which includes complicated interpersonal relationships."


Lionel C. Johnson

President, Pacific Pension Institute

"After our work with Third Plateau, we really ramped up our ability to expand organizational capacity, moving from just one part-time paid employee to two full-time employees and are about to hire a third."


Kate Sonka

Executive Director, Teach Access

"Third Plateau provided a safe space for me to think creatively and expansively as a social entrepreneur. They asked me the hard questions that helped me refine my idea and articulate the change I wanted to see in the world in a way that it could be shared with others. The business plan we created was catalytic for our work, capturing our strategy to disrupt the way philanthropy relates to and invests in Indigenous Peoples and serving as a tool for us to attract significant investment.”


Nick Tilsen

President & CEO, NDN Collective

"The landscape research and stakeholder interviews Third Plateau conducted created an evidence base for our idea, giving us confidence that our services were being responsive to real gaps and needs in the field."


Liz Welch

Managing Director, Population Change Institute

"Over the past six years, Third Plateau has partnered with us to deepen our impact and expand our reach. When we started working together, IYT served 700 young men of color in 7 schools. Today, we serve 4,000 in 63 schools across seven counties. Their team has guided us at each transitional point, working side by side to help plan, build, and problem solve. They are the best social impact consultants in the world!"


Michael Lynch

Co-Founder & CEO, Improve Your Tomorrow

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