Webinar: Evaluating Systems Change Efforts: Where to Start


February 28, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM EST

Evaluating the impact of long-term systems change work is always complex- there is no one-stop primer or resource that will truly encompass the questions that need to be asked and the data collection methods to use. Evaluating complex initiatives or evaluating programs in complex environments  requires the application of a systems lens and a set of principles of practice, as well as attending to the particular contextual characteristics of each case.

Where does one start then when looking at your own systems change work and how to learn from its design and implementation? What do you need to think about when gauging your progress and the initiative’s intended effects, influence, and impact?

Join FSG and the Collective Impact Forum  on February 28 for a free webcast discussion with Hallie Preskill and Joelle Cook who lead FSG’s Strategic Learning and Evaluation practice, as we delve into how evaluating system change is different from evaluating programs, and talk about some of the core evaluation principles needed when advancing systems change work.

Can’t make the webcast time? Registering will also mean you will be notified when the recording is available. (Normally within 24 hours of the live event.)

Evaluating Systems Change Efforts: Where to Start

  • Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Webcast Guests:

  • Joelle Cook, Director, FSG
  • Hallie Preskill, Managing Director, FSG

About FSG

FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm supporting leaders in creating large-scale, lasting social change. Through customized consulting services, innovative thought leadership, and support for learning communities, we help foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world accelerate progress by reimagining social change. Learn more at 

About the Collective Impact Forum 

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is a resource for people and organizations using the collective impact approach to address large-scale social and environmental problems. We aim to increase the effectiveness and adoption of collective impact by providing practitioners with access to the tools, training opportunities, and peer networks they need to be successful in their work. The Collective Impact Forum includes communities of practice, in-person convenings, and an online community and resource center. Learn more and join the community at

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Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance


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