How do you evaluate something that’s evolving?

We wanted an evaluation plan that would grow with the Child & Youth Health Network would enable us to adapt as we learned.

We also needed a plan that would utilize our strengths: enthusiasm and abundant resources in the form of in-kind donations of time and expertise.

And that didn’t rely heavily on the resources we don’t yet have much of: $!

Through reviewing all the literature we could find about evaluating Collective Impact and attending Tamarack’s Evaluating Community Impact workshop in Winnipeg in 2014, here’s the plan we came up with:

And here’s a short presentation on the plan, presented to Tamarack’s Collective Impact Community of Practice earlier this month:

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