Partnership Impact Evaluation Guide

by Amy Mickel; Leigh Goldberg

Jan 1, 2019

Understanding, measuring, and communicating a partnership's "value added" or "impact" is important to successfully optimize collaboration, yet evaluating partnership impact has often been difficult for landscape-scale partnerships and the partnership field in general. This guide is designed to help multi-sector partnerships undertaking long-term, systems-level collaboration to best define, measure, and evaluate impact. The 7 Steps of Partnership Impact Evaluation is presented as a framework to assist these partnerships with the recurring process of conducting impact evaluations. Partnerships are encouraged to use this guide in conjunction with the other elements of the Partnership Impact Modelâ„¢: the 11 Partnership Impacts, Scaling Up Partnership Impact, and the Partnership Impact Roadmap.