Guide to evaluating collective impact

  • Date of release: 2013
  • Type: Guidance & research reports
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cost: Free
  • Developer/Author: Collective Impact Forum, FSG
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This three-part guide offers detailed advice on how to plan for and implement effective performance measurement and evaluation activities in the context of collective impact.

The three parts of the guide cover: (1) Learning and evaluation in the collective impact context (2) assessing progress and impact (3) sample questions, outcomes and indicators.

Part three offers suggested questions, outcomes and indicators relating to: backbone infrastructure; mutually reinforcing activities; shared measurement; communication; learning culture; collective impact capacity; behaviour change relating to professional practice and individual behaviour; systems change relating to funding flows, cultural norms and public policy.

Guide to evaluating collective impact

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