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Evaluating Community Impact

A Developmental Evaluation Primer

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications, Vibrant Communities

PAPER | Developmental evaluation is a specific approach to evaluation that is ideally suited for innovative situations. Initiatives that are...

The Stacey Matrix

Evaluating Community Impact, Tools

TOOL | This matrix is a useful tool when n avigating your way into the concepts and field of complexity.

Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications

PAPER | This paper profiles the work of a handful of innovative organizations in the social sector that have “developed web-based systems for...

Developmental Evaluation: Diagnostic Checklist

Evaluating Community Impact, Tools

TOOL | The aim of Developmental Evaluation (DE) is to support social innovators tackle complex challenges. The following assessment tool will help...

Building Evaluation Capacity

Evaluating Community Impact, Tools

PUBLICATION | This is a two-guide set for evaluators which was formed from a National Science Foundation funded effort to improve cross project...

Evaluating Social Innovation

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications, Community Innovation

PAPER | This paper explores ways that common evaluation approaches and practices constrain innovation and offers lessons about an emerging...

Approaches to Measuring: Less Poverty in Canada

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications, Vibrant Communities

This paper reviews measurement tools and techniques used by a variety of organizations across Canada and internationally. It is a living document...

Approaches to Measuring: Community Change Indicators

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications, Vibrant Communities

This paper consolidates the research and content of four previously published papers measuring less poverty in communities, more vibrant...

Evidence of Change: Exploring Civic Exchange Evaluation

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications

PAPER | This report offers a look into how organizations currently view their relationship with impact measurement. It then presents a brief...

Evaluating Collective Impact: Five Simple Rules

Collective Impact, Evaluating Community Impact, Publications

PAPER | Since the 1960s, the field of evaluation has struggled to develop concepts and methods that are useful for the complex work of community...

Approaches to Measuring: More Community Engagement

Community Engagement, Evaluating Community Impact, Publications

Approaches to Measuring More Engagement in Communities is one of a series of papers that the sponsors of Vibrant Communities have developed with...

Tracking Change through an Outcomes Diary

Collective Impact, Evaluating Community Impact, Tools

TOOL | This resource on how to track change includes a sample template, key design elements, and lessons learned.

Community Engagement workshopLearn about Tamarack's upcoming learning calendar

Interested in expanding your knowledge and capacity to tackle the community issues you're facing? Tamarack hosts a number of in-person workshops as well as free online webinars and communities of practice to help you meet this challenge.

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