The Impact Suite: For Tutoring and Mentoring Programs

Our Founding Practice

Our work reaches back to the 1990s, when our founder was volunteering as a tutor and mentor with a small, Chicago-based nonprofit — an organization that didn’t always have the capacity to track impact, use data, or provide timely support to its volunteers. As a result, the children being served weren’t receiving quality services.

From these experiences, we began our work with a focus on tutoring and mentoring programs, helping programs to develop the capacity to collect and use their most important information so that the children and adult learners they’re serving truly thrive. Today, student success and mentoring efforts continue represent a significant portion of our practice.

Types of Programs Using this Suite

built-in flexibility for your program’s focus


a tool to manage records for students, tutors, teachers, mentors, & coaches

Manage and communicate with all of your people.

From applicant to alumni records, we have you covered.

Got Attachments?

Attach files, from applications to background check files.

Experience freedom.

It’s completely customizable and totally intuitive, so everybody on your team will know how to use it in minutes.


a tool to measure, report, and advance your impact

Make it easy to share your story.

Get clear, accurate information to communicate your program’s value.

Tracks the progress of each individual you’re serving

Track your organization’s short- and long-term impact on students, learners, and mentees.

Simplifies grant writing and reporting to funders

We simplify the grant writing and reporting process so you have more time to use the data you’re collecting.


Takes you beyond “How many?” and into “How well?”

Basic numbers only tell you so much. We help you measure the true difference you’re making.

Brings data to the front lines
Empower tutors, teachers, mentors, and coaches on the front lines with data they can use to learn what’s working, what isn’t, and why.
Informs data-driven program-enhancements

We make sure you have the capacity to put your data to use.


a tool to facilitate reflection, knowledge sharing, and skill development

Supports learning and development of your people on the front lines

Make sure your tutors, teachers, mentors and coaches get the targeted support they need when they need it.

Builds your organization’s institutional memory

The most innovative and effective strategies being implemented on the front lines today should be available to learn from tomorrow. Make that happen.

Cuts out messy listservs and message boards 

Build a learning community without the hassle of outdated technologies.


The National Resource Library

provide even more support to your people

What’s in the Library?

Tap your tutors, teachers, mentors, and coaches working on the ground into a massive, curated library of strategies and lesson plans. The resources come from the highest-performing organizations that have used this Impact Suite since 2003, along with partners including Peace First, Friends For Youth, Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate, and Sparknotes.

When the annual contractual cost of AL is deducted, the savings is still over $8,000 [annually]…. the reduction in staff work load has resulted in greatly reduced stress for staff—something that is hard to put a price tag on, but believe me, it’s priceless!

Randee Williams

Fmr. Director, America Reads Mississippi


a tool to get your people the info they need, when they need it

Gets info to your front lines immediately

Whether you need to blast out a text or an e-mail, we have you covered.

Meets people where they are (their phones)
Did you know that 88% of e-mails now go unread, while just 2% of texts go unread?  Be confident that your entire front line is hearing you.

Customer Support

relationships, not account numbers

No surprises.

We want you to know exactly what you’re paying for, so before a contract is even signed, we’ll customize the Impact Suite so that you can see what you’ll get should we work together.

We’re here for you seven days a week.

Our offices are staffed 12 hours a day during the work week, and somebody is always on-call during nights, weekends & holidays.

You’ll hear from us more than we hear from you.

We proactively check in with you throughout the year to learn how we can provide even better services to you and your people.

Meet your new partner & cheerleader.

You’ll have dedicated points of contact here who will get to know every detail of your program so that you can count on us as true members of your team.


simple, flat-rate pricing

We designed the Impact Suite to be extraordinarily flexible. That flexibility allows you to twist and turn the Impact Suite in any which way to get what you need – without having to ever worry about surprise charges or customization fees.

Our simple, flat-rate pricing aligns with your organization’s size so that it makes sense for your budget.