For years, the founders of Social Solutions, Steve Butz, Adrian Bordone, and Vince Griffith, worked on the human services frontlines helping At-Risk Youth.
Like other human service professionals, they grappled with a common dilemma: How do we know if our efforts make an actual difference in the individuals we serve?
Understanding that outcomes are not achieved without effort, the founders developed a non profit software solution that makes it possible to relate their service delivery efforts with their desired outcomes.
With this software they were able to monitor the effectiveness of their efforts and understand where they were having the greatest impact.
This understanding allowed them to adjust their service model, identify and replicate best practices, and report their successes.
They called the software "Efforts to Outcomes Software" or ETO Software®.
In 2000, Social Solutions was launched to promote the benefits of relating efforts to outcomes to improve the effectiveness of social service delivery.
Since making ETO Software available, it has been adopted by thousands of human service organizations and government agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Today, Social Solutions not only provides ETO Software®, but also a variety of ETO Sevices to assist organizations in their "ETOlution."
Additionally, we engage in a wide array of advocacy efforts intended to build awareness and transform the way in which human services are delivered, funded, and evaluated.