Our assessment process includes biannual site visit reports, monthly updates, and weekly reflections by our board members and workshop manager. 


Collective impact is about creating and implementing coordinated strategy among aligned stakeholders. Many speak of strategy as a journey... Some days we will move quickly as planned, other days we may find our way forward unexpectedly blocked. We will meet new people and develop new ideas... Often, the best course of action is to make sure we are closely watching what’s happening at each stage of the way.
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Biannual Reports:

An MFC board member or research designee visits the workshop every six months to collect data for a biannual site visit report. The biannual report fulfills the following objectives: 

  1. Conduct wellness interviews with workers and program participants
  2. Conduct social impact interviews with stakeholders in the workshop and community
  3. Undertake an environmental impact assessment
  4. Undertake a human health risk assessment
  5. Undertake a financial statement analysis
  6. Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the organization
  7. Facilitate collaborative design thinking among stakeholders to implement recommendations

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Monthly Updates:

Our monthly updates are compiled from regular conversations with the workshop manager along with pictures, videos, and messages sent from the workshop. The monthly update serves the following purposes:

  1. Present picture and video content to show the work in-action
  2. Describe workshop activities and project developments
  3. Present itemized workshop expenses and materials used
  4. Describe sales and sustainability progress

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Weekly Reflections:

The workshop manager and a board member each write a weekly reflection about new observations, thoughts, or ideas emerging from our work. The weekly reflections exist for the following reasons:

  1. Capture learning, development, and innovation that occurs around the work
  2. Capture the evolution of processes around design, impact, and marketing
  3. Document processes of leadership, collaboration, and decision-making

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