Strength in Numbers Consulting Group
- New York
Strength in Numbers is a women-owned, LGBTQ-led research and evaluation firm. We do community-based evaluation projects, research projects and philanthropic strategy in a fast-paced environment, with each consultant managing a portfolio of multiple projects of varying sizes. Our practice includes collaborations with a wide variety of marginalized groups, particularly those with intersecting experiences of oppression (e.g. low income youth of color, young children and ethnic minorities in the developing world, transgender women engaged in sex work). Over half of the projects we undertake are focused on LGBTQ+ communities. Our philosophy centers consultation with the marginalized groups affected by the social issues and social programs we research and evaluate. Community members have substantive input into our approach to projects, including helping to build research questions, selecting methods and interpreting data. We redistribute expertise through our work with a panel of sliding scale and pro bono clients. We are a diverse, collegial community, welcoming researchers of color, researchers with nontraditional backgrounds, immigrants, people with disabilities, people with diverse gender identities and expressions, people of all ages and others from marginalized groups to our team. We are very serious about hiring people who come from the communities we serve.