Shared measurement versus evaluation in collective impact

Shared measurement is a core part of collective impact (CI), a form of place-based approach to collaborative, community-directed efforts to bring about social change.

In a nutshell, shared measurement is the “use of a common set of measures to monitor performance, track progress towards outcomes, and learn what is and is not working in the group’s collective approach” (John Kania, FSG).

But where and how does Evaluation fit into this framework? Read More

Outcomes, Dashboards and Cupcakes: Our presentation at the Australia and New Zealand Addiction Conference

While there’s still a detailed write up to come exploring our shared outcomes journey with Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery, in the meantime we wanted to share our joint presentation from last month’s Australia and New Zealand Addiction Conference.

In it, we cover how we broke down the somewhat daunting task of implementing an organisation-wide Outcomes Measurement Framework, as well as key lessons when it comes to the support and resources needed to make Outcomes Measurement a streamlined and welcome part of everyday work. Read More

The Need for Shared Approaches to Measurement in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector

Last month I had the privilege of sharing learnings with two leading community agencies working in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector in Southeast Melbourne.

While it was a highly informative evening, in some ways it raised more questions than it answered, especially when it came to responsibility for working across the sector and developing shared outcomes measurement frameworks. Read More