Hallie Preskill discusses evaluating collective impact.
Leaders of collective impact initiatives need an approach to performance measurement and evaluation that is as multi-faceted, responsive, and flexible as the initiatives themselves. The Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact is a practical handbook that presents a framework for approaching evaluation and includes sample questions, outcomes, and indicators.
- Designing an evaluation for a collective impact initiative requires an understanding of the initiative’s maturity as well as the context.
- Collective impact is a problem-solving process; continuous learning is essential to its success.
- Different evaluation approaches are used at different stages of a collective impact initiative.