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Kylie Hutchinson on “O Collective Impact,” an Evaluator’s Carol

My name is Kylie Hutchinson and I’m an independent evaluator and owner of Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. Each year, I adapt a Christmas carol to share with my evaluation colleagues and not-for-profit clients. Enjoy!

Hot Tip: Poems and songs are one way of communicating evaluation concepts in a fun and memorable way.

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O Collective Impact

(sung to the tune of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’)

O Collective Impact,

Joyful we triangulate,

Collect ye, collect ye thy same data,

Come and behold them,

Common outcome measures,

O come, let us adore them,

Much better than before when,

No one thought to ask for them,

Shared measurements!

 

O Common Agenda,

Mutually reinforcing,

See how evaluation’s now harmonized,

Give to your funders,

Impacts of the highest,

O come, let us adore them,

Much better than before when,

No one thought to ask for them,

Shared measurements!

 

Strategic philanthropy!

Simple, but not easy,

Even for projects with backbone support,

Yea though we greet Thee,

The only way forward,

O come, let us adore them,

Much better than before when,

No one thought to ask for them,

Shared measurements!

Rad Resource: You can find other Christmas carols on my website here.

For more information about Collective Impact, check out this short video, Tackling Complex Social Problems through Collective Impact.

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