Shared measurement, a core feature of the collective impact approach, means that collaborating organizations track progress towards common objectives in the same way. This allows for continuous improvement, ensures that all efforts remain aligned, and enables participants to hold each other accountable and learn from each other’s successes and failures.
A developmental evaluation approach will be used in the early years of the SIIP project, as we establish the initiative’s core structure and processes, and build relationships among collaborating organizations and other community stakeholders.
The SIIP Team will evaluate programs and joint activities, while developing a longer-term evaluation strategy to measure system-level changes and the impact of SIIP on our target population.
|Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact|
Practical guidance for planning and implementing evaluations of collective impact initiatives. 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. 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.
|Intergenerational Evaluation Toolkit|
The Intergenerational Evaluation Toolkit represents over 15 years of collaborative research by Dr. Shannon Jarrott of The Ohio State University. The toolkit offers three resources designed to meet the needs of program providers and researchers committed to demonstrating the impact of intergenerational programming and understanding the practices by which outcomes are achieved. Their use can help advocates improve, expand, and sustain intergenerational opportunities in every community.