For Funders

Research & Evaluation

Make evidence-based funding decisions by leveraging our rigorous, human-centered research and evaluation services designed to equip you with the data you need to inform your giving 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 across the philanthropic sector say about working with our team.

"Our partnership with Third Plateau helped us create a framework from which we could revise the fund’s mission in response to the current social, political, and economic issues impacting the communities we support."


Luisa Adrianzen Guyer

President, Penney Family Fund

"Third Plateau have been indispensable over the past five years in rallying an ever-more vibrant network of advocates, commentators, scholars, NGO leaders, funders, and politicos who are committed to working on a transpartisan basis to strengthen U.S. democracy."


Daniel Stid

Former Director of U.S. Democracy Program, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

"Since I began working with Third Plateau, I’ve gained a level of strategic clarity about my philanthropy that I couldn’t have imagined."


Rachel Pritzker

President & Founder, Pritzker Innovation Fund

Reach out to discuss how we can help you more effectively drive social impact.