Measuring Impact ….. A &O has years of experience in assisting coalitions to clarify their mission and values, set goals and measure their progress in reaching their goals. Through our work with Literacy Powerline, we have served as independent evaluators with Coalitions at various stages of development.
Click here to access A&O’s past conference PowerPoint presentations:
– Coalition Evaluation 101 – Evaluating Your Coalition: Why Do It? How to Get Started?
– Coalition Evaluation 102 – Evaluating Your Coalition: Are We Making an Impact?
– Coalition Handouts and Resources – Resources for Coalition Assessment2013 and Evaluating the Right Thing at the Right Time.
Most recently, we are working with The Flint & Genesee County Literacy and Basic Skills Network, based in Flint, Michigan. They want to document their development as a coalition and measure their progress toward creating a community-wide literacy plan for Flint and Genesee County.
A key to evaluating any coalitions is to ask the right questions at the right time in the group’s development. We assess key performance measures along the way in order to measure the ultimate collective impact of the coalition. An excellent manual was recently published entitled, Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact. It is available on-line at no cost from The Collective Impact Forum.