Results First Team

Results First Team

Hal Williams, Creator, has been a Results First guide for decades leading nonprofits, governments, and private industry clients to enhance impact by designing plans and actions based on the desired results.

Hal’s work ensures that individuals and organizations are inspired and knowledgable enough to be moved into action, creating verifiable results that better the human condition based on each location and initiative’s unique situation. Hal’s clients for increasing and verifying results include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, American Express, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Duke Endowment, and the Annie E. Casey Humana, Prudential, Starwood Hotels, and Verizon Foundations.    His government clients include mayors and city managers in such cities as Albany, New York, Grand Rapids Michigan, and Seattle, Washington.  He has worked with governors of Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.  

Much of Hal’s career focused on creating and leading The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI). The Institute is an internationally respected educational center known as “The Think Tank with Muddy Boots.” Its nationwide community self-help projects have been featured on such programs as CBS and NBC nightly news and Sunday Morning.  Newspaper features include the New York Times, Parade Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

He is lead author of Outcome Funding: a New Approach to Targeted Grantmaking. Now in its 4th edition, the book is widely used in the US and the UK as a framework for allocating and spending money to improve human lives and conditions.   Hal has served as lead consultant to a U.S. Presidential Commission.

Hal and his wife Pam spend winters in the Sarasota area and work with local foundations, governments, and nonprofits.  Work with Hal to create a target and produce results. As one of Hal’s favorite quotes goes, “You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be,” Dexter Yager. Join Hal in a Results First Journey.


Robyn Faucy-Washington, Senior Consultant

Robyn Faucy-Washington has devoted her career to helping non-profit and for-profit organizations achieve aggressive and transformative results in the areas of revenue development, capacity-building, culture-shifting, and marketing and community awareness. 

Robyn has held leadership roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sylvan Learning Centers, the American Cancer Society and the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s. Under Robyn’s leadership, the organization has grown from a $440,000 operation to over $1 million in 4 years. 

Part of that growth can be attributed to Robyn’s creation of the Parkinson’s Expo in 2018. The event became the largest educational event for people affected by Parkinson’s in the country in its inaugural year. The Expo continues to be largest event of its kind in the country and generates nearly one-quarter of the organization’s income. 

Robyn earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Florida State University and a master’s degree in management – leadership and organizational effectiveness – from University of South Florida. She is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Sarasota program, has been featured in Style Magazine and recognized as an Amazing Suncoast Woman by ABC7. Robyn is currently the Chairperson of AIRPO (Alliance for Independent and Regional Parkinson’s Organizations). 

Robyn enjoys spending time with her family, being active and loves taking in the beautiful scenery of the Suncoast of Florida.


One way to learn about Hal’s framework for Results First is by looking at quotes that inspired his thinking.

“Quotes are an elegant and very condensed way of expressing insight. You can either read many pages on the power of expectations to govern perception or you hear from Henry Ford:  ‘Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are right.’  Quotes can cut through complexity.” Hal Williams

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Goethe

Ideas are not good enough. Ideas are not deeds. Ideas are rarely converted into action unless proselytized with zeal, carried with passion, sustained by conviction, and fortified by faith. They need authentic champions. Above all, ideas need people who are doers, not just talkers.

Ted Levitt

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

William Shedd

All motion is relative. Perhaps it is you who have moved away by standing still.

from “Inherit the Wind”

Let him who would move the world first move himself.

Socrates

The eyes of others our prison, their thoughts our cages.

Virginia Woolf

Is that what they call vocation, what you do as if you had fire in your heart, the devil in your body?

Josephine Baker