Ripple Effect Mapping

Check out this evaluation model that helps program and community stakeholders to retrospectively and visually map the "performance story" of their work.  more >>

Outcome Harvesting

Interested in evaluation in way that accounts for your project’s complexity? Check out another retrospective method.  more >>

Americans for the Arts
Animating Democracy

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Welcome to Impact!

This online storehouse of resources is aimed at helping you understand what difference you’re making in your arts for change work. Are you...

  • Just getting started? Explore key terms, foundational values, and concrete options for beginning your evaluation plan in A Place to Start.
  • Interested in learning from your peers and evalution experts alike? Browse or search hand-picked and annotated evaluation resources, tools, and frameworks in Evaluation in Action. Learn from stories and examples that describe how real arts projects have been evaluated.
  • Looking for ways to build evidence of your impact? In the Social Impact Indicators section, check out ways to express common social and civic outcomes.  See how to translate outcomes to evidence you can measure. Learn different data collection strategies including how to effectively collect and analyze qualitative data.