Collaborative mapping

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A knowledge map (“practical map”) is a visual diagram of your program or topic, similar to a logic model or theory of change. Unlike other techniques, collaborative mapping provides a path to evaluate and measurably improve your map’s chances for success before putting it into action. In our interactive collaborative mapping workshops, participants practice creating their own knowledge maps for guiding evaluation and action planning, using a unique tabletop mapping tool. Below are a few examples.

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Three-hour advanced collaborative mapping workshops

Bernadette Wright and Steve Wallis presented at Evaluation 2019 hosted by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 13, 2019. They presented “Collaborative Mapping: Integrating Stakeholder Knowledge for Better Program Models.” In this advanced workshop, participants learned and practiced using collaborative mapping to create program models that are useful for evaluation planning and for designing programs with greater chances for success.

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In June, 2019, Wright and Wallis presented a similar workshop at the Summer Evaluation Institute hosted by the American Evaluation Association in Atlanta, Georgia.

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One-hour workshop on collaborative mapping for nonprofit leaders

In November 2018, Bernadette Wright presented a Nonprofit Village Learn@Lunch workshop on “Before You Evaluate: Mapping Your Plan,” in Rockville, Maryland. Participants learned how to create a program map (a kind of logic model or theory of change) to put them on the path toward impact measurement that enables them to better communicate their value to funders and strengthen their program.

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