Awareness and prevention
Successful cross-sector collaboration also relies on evaluation and feedback.
We recognise that it is not always easy to measure the outcomes in this area and it can be difficult to isolate the impact of a particular initiative on gains made in partnership work.
As part of their work with the Gambler's Help services sector, the Bouverie Centre has developed an evaluation tool to be administered prior to the commencement of an initiative and at 3-4 month intervals thereafter to map gains made in collaborative activity.
This tool can be readily adapted for use in other service sectors.