We often assume that because we are doing good work, it must be the best possible.
But we are people. We can always do better.
We can’t just assume that by doing the same thing we’ve
always done or doing whatever comes to mind first, that it is the best, most effective thing to do.
Scientific research has given us way to find truth in
physics, medicine, and other fields. We can to use the same scientific methods to help our social services become better.
We can become better at doing good when we use the methods of social science that are already
used in large organizations and businesses to make their efforts more effective and more efficient.
We are not being good stewards of the financial resources given to us if we blindly
guess at what to do, who to serve, and how to serve them.