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: