What Do We Offer?
Our typical clients have objectives related to increasing the well-being of people and/or contributing to their development. We can help you to:
- map the needs and build strategy,
- set indicators and measure the results quantitatively and qualitatively,
- communicate your impacts.
We have successfully worked with diverse types of organisations:
- public sector institutions (e.g. the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, the Estonian Ministry of the Interior);
- municipalities (City of Tallinn);
- corporations (e.g. PricewaterhouseCoopers, Telia Estonia);
- enterprise associations (e.g. the Estonian Banking Association, the Responsible Business Forum Estonia);
- social enterprises (e.g. the Estonian Environmental Law Center);
- non-governmental organisations (e.g. the Good Deed Foundation, the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organisations, Social Innovation Lab).
In addition, we can help you to align your work with:
- the social dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
- the Social and Governance aspects of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Criteria.
Showcase: Experience With Young People
Examples of research and development assignments
- Impact measurement model (2016) and mid-term impact assessment (2019) of STEP, an employment program for young offenders. The program is financed by the EU via the Estonian Ministry of the Interior.
- Impact and organizational capacity analysis of Estonian youth associations (2017-2018). Thorough qualitative analysis and policy recommendations. The study was contracted by the Government Office in cooperation with the Estonian National Youth Council.
- Impact analysis (2018-2019) of ten new youth work programs aimed at involving vulnerable youth in the City of Tallinn. The analysis was carried out in parallel of testing the activities, and included analyzing the development of cross-sector cooperation between local stakeholders. The program was financed by the EU via Estonian state institution the Estonian Youth Work Centre. In 2020, the City of Tallinn decided to start financing the programs that we recommended as having the most potential for long-term impact from the municipality´s own budget.
- Impact management research initiative (2019-2020) to increase the level of evidence of SPIN, a secondary prevention intervention for youth at risk that combines football and life skills sessions. The program is financed – among others – by the EU via the Ministry of the Interior, and British Council.
- Ongoing mentoring to pilot and expand new mental health services to young people, including a new counselling model and piloting Estonian modification of DBT STEPS-A. One of mentoring topics is developing impact measurement model, including choosing and testing assessment tools. The activities are financed – among others – Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs and Impact Fund of Good Deed Foundation.
Example of practicing youth work
- As a CEO of the Estonian Social Enterprise Network, our CEO Jaan Aps designed the concept and recruited a leader for a youth development program called Changemakers Academy in 2016.
- The program has been honored as “The Youth Work Initiative of the Year” by The Ministry of Education and Research and the Estonian Youth Work Centre, and as “The Inspiration of the Year” by the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations (both awards in January 2019).
- The program has been funded by British Council.
Jaan has been among key persons developing the practices of societal impact analysis and social entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea region since 2006. He also teaches at an international MA Programme of Social Entrepreneurship at Tallinn University. Jaan is a popular public speaker and trainer who has stood in front of thousands of people in Estonia and internationally on four continents.
Jaan was a co-founder and chairman of the Estonian Social Enterprise Network (in 2012-2019). His previous role was about helping to scale up high-impact initiatives in the Good Deed Foundation, the first venture philanthropy organisation in the Baltics.
The Network of the Estonian Nonprofit Organizations elected him as a „Mission person of the year“ in 2013. He holds an MA degree in Economics. As a hobby, Jaan has written two novels (fiction), both of which received national recognition awards (2004, 2006).