Outcome mapping: An example of how to show your impact

Published on March 26, 2018 in Buzz, Ideas

Sometimes it is too early, or just not feasible, to show what your program’s long-term impact is.  So what do you do? One option is to do some outcome mapping.  This method draws on several sources to pull together a picture of long-term impact. Take the map below for Frontier College as an example. We drew on survey data from participants, along with evidence from relevant literature, to show the plausible impact of their Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps.  Frontier College was able to reference the evaluation and this map in the Camp’s National Report.  Going forward, this graphic can be used to inform programming and for future evaluation work (to test these assumptions).