Project directors from social service organizations across the country talk about the impact of Mark Friedman’s book, Trying Hard is Not Good Enough. The more strategic an approach is for positive results, the more effective it is in the implementation of programs in the social service field. He iterates that data is the most important factor is demonstrating and evaluating impact and change. The focus on end results to inform strategies, partners, and program structure are the key component that help to turn the curve, or make an impact, and hold those for achievements and progress responsible.