A Practical Guide to Evaluating Systems Change in Human Services Systems

This Guide is for practitioners and evaluators who would like a practical way to think about systems and systems change. The author presents a framework (page 4) that looks at the collaborative group as a way to organize for systems change – not the change itself.

Theories of Change and Logic Models: Telling Them Apart

A logic model can be used separately or in addition to a TOC, though the focus of a logic model is more programmatic. Two sources are offered here: (1) a guide to developing a logic model and, (2) a presentation that helps distinguish between the two.

Pathways for Individual and Collective Empowerment

This detailed diagram illustrates how collective involvement and individual development empower social justice actions within a community. It can be used with the organization to measure change across a spectrum to increase understanding of the forces that are driving change and where efforts need to be focused.

Putting Community in Collective Impact

Published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and written by Richard C. Harwood, the founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, this paper makes the case for including community in cross-sector, high impact efforts from the perspective of Collective Impact. It includes questions for consideration and could be used to spark a goal setting session.