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Webinar: Ripple Effect Mapping

Ripple Effect Mapping (REM) offers a way to better understand intended and unintended results of a program, intervention, or collaborative for individuals, groups, sectors, or communities. The REM process combines elements of Appreciative Inquiry, mind mapping, group interviewing, and qualitative data analysis. Among the benefits of REM are: It is simple and inexpensive, it captures the impacts of complex work, it's an effective communication tool, and it offers a way to reflect on the work partners achieved together. In this webinar, the panel discussed what Ripple Effect Mapping is, how it works and what it offers as an assessment tool.


  • Scott Chazdon, Evaluation and Research Specialist for the Center for Community Vitality at the University of Minnesota Extension
  • Alyssa Chiumento, Master of Urban and Regional Planning student at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Gretchen Nicholls (moderator), Program Officer, Twin Cities LISC

Click here for a copy of the webinar Powerpoint.
Click here for the recorded presentation.

Posted in Qualitative Analysis

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