New Report: Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact

Posted 7 years ago at 10:29 am

FSG and the Collective Impact Forum are excited to announce a new three-part report, Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact that discusses practical guidance on how to plan for and implement evaluations of collective impact initiatives.

You can read and download the entire three-part report for free in the Forum's resource library.

Related to this release, report coauthor Hallie Preskill discusses the Guide in a new video, which Forum members can view here.

Report coauthor Marcie Parkhurst also discusses the Guide's findings over at the Forum blog in her post Stopping for Directions on the Collective Impact Journey.

And for those interested, FSG and the Collective Impact Forum are hosting a webinar on June 11 on Evaluating Collective Impact: Assessing Your Progress, Effectiveness, and Impact.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this new report! Please feel free to share your questions and comments here on the Forum.


Hallie Preskill

backbone organization, funder of initiatives, other

We would love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to share your questions about this report or about your own experiences evaluating CI initiatives.

Submitted by Hallie Preskill on Tue, 2014-05-06 15:07

Kimberley Elliott

technical assistance provider / consultant

Thank you for your great work! These are helpful documents that will provide many with some important items to consider when moving forward with Collective Impact.

Submitted by Kimberley Elliott on Wed, 2014-05-07 14:08

Marcie Parkhurst

backbone organization, funder of initiatives, other

Thanks for your feedback, Kimberley!

Submitted by Marcie Parkhurst on Wed, 2014-05-07 15:45


This 3 part series is so valuable!  At my organization we are leading, with partners, on a shared action plan for safer healthcare for Canadians.  We are looking starting to prepare our evaluation approach.  Figure 1 on page 12 and Table 5 on page 19 have been extremely helpful in shaping our thinking.  We are proceeding with this framework for evualting a large scale initiative.  Has this approach been used practically in the health care setting?  Would love to here from someone who has expertise in the area.  Please contact me!  Thanks!  Hina

Submitted by Hina Laeeque on Tue, 2015-05-19 14:17

Tracy Timmons-Gray

administrator, backbone organization, community manager, funder of initiatives, partner organization, other, technical assistance provider / consultant, content administrator, blogger, funder community of practice

Thanks, Hina! I'm not familiar with a specific health group that is working through this right now, but your query would be a great one for the Community discussion forum and we could try sourcing answers and thoughts there. If you feel up for asking there, we could see who might chime in. What do you think?

Submitted by Tracy Timmons-Gray on Wed, 2015-05-20 14:28

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