Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact  

Hallie Preskill, Marcie Parkhurst, and Jennifer Splansky Juster


Collective Impact Evaluation

Hallie Preskill, former AEA President and FSG–Social Impact Consultants sent on information on a new  three-part guide from the Collective Impact Forum and FSG (www.fsg.org), A Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact, now available at http://collectiveimpactforum.org/resources/guide-evaluating-collective-impact

The Guide offers practitioners, funders, and evaluators advice on planning performance measurement and evaluation activities to assess a collective impact initiative’s progress, effectiveness, and impact. This initial contribution to the field of collective impact evaluation offers a conceptual framework as well as practical guidance to support the design and implementation of CI initiative evaluations.  Although it does not address the topic of individual program evaluation within a collective impact initiative or offer specific evaluation tools, it does include sample performance indicators, evaluation questions, outcomes for CI initiatives in different stages of development, plus four case studies.