Resources and Tools

Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Compass tracks and analyzes trends in topics that affect our quality of life. Compass gives everyone in our state a common foundation to identify, understand, and act on issues that affect our communities. Get the latest data and trends on education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety, and more.

Collaboration Factors Inventory

Collaboration: What Makes It Work by Paul Mattessich and Kirsten Johnson of the Wilder Foundation

A free tool to assess how your collaboration is doing on 22 research-tested success factors. ​The inventory takes about 15 minutes to complete. Distribute the inventory to a small group of leaders in your collaborative, during a general meeting, or via mail to all members; tally your score manually or online.

Permission to use the inventory is granted for private, non-commercial, and education purposes only. All use requires an acknowledgement of the source and author of the work. No resale use may be made of the inventory without written permission.

Metrics for Healthy Communities

Designed with cross-sector collaboration in mind, Metrics for Healthy Communities is a site to get you started in planning for and measuring the impact of initiatives funded and developed to improve community health and well-being. 

Related: Read Metrics for Healthy Communities: A tool for leaders of community health initiatives

Evaluation Tips

evaluATOD

evaluATOD offers free evaluation resources and tools for professionals working to promote health and well-being through prevention efforts.

Family and Community Engagement Tools

Use the Family and Community Engagement Tools tools to assess the current level of child development, program quality, and family and community engagement from the perspective of family and community knowledge systems.