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Social Solutions
Industry Computer Software
Founded 2000
Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland
Products ETOTM software
Number of employees

Social Solutions is a 90 person software company[1] headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.[2] The company provides performance management software for thousands of human service organizations, including Harlem Children's Zone, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, [1] the Administration on Aging, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, [2] and the cities of Boston and Hartford, Connecticut. [1] Social Solutions’ software product, called Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), helps organizations measure the progress that they make with participants and families.


Social Solutions was founded in 2000 by Steve Butz,[3] a former human service professional with the Living Classrooms Foundation.[4] Steve and his co-founders, Adrian Bordone and Vince Griffith, were frustrated by their inability to accurately track progress when working with troubled youths, and decided that there must be a better way for human and social service organizations to have an impact on participants, families, and communities.


  1. ^ a b c " Nonprofits turn to Middle River software firm ", The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, November 25, 2009: Gus G. Sentementes. Accessed December 1, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Feds to pay Social Solutions $1M for use of its software", Baltimore Business Journal, Friday, December 5, 2008: Scott Dance. Accessed December 1, 2009.
  3. ^ "Making a Measurable Difference Creator of rating tool seeks to improve charity effectiveness", The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Thursday, November 13, 2008: Caroline Preston. Accessed December 1, 2009.
  4. ^ "WASHINGTON: Social worker puts nonprofits to test", The Washington Post, Sunday, March 29, 2009: Adrienne T. Washington. Accessed December 1, 2009.

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