Welcome to Cog & Gear

A strong evaluation or measurement plan positions you to make the most of policy opportunities. It prepares you to better manage unforeseen challenges. And it helps you meet the information needs of your management, board, and funders efficiently, and with less stress.

A good measurement plan creates tools and systems that generate meaningful data, while respecting the limits of your staffing, technology, time, and budget.

I am fascinated with measuring change in advocacy fields, and creating tools that help organizers and advocates maximize the impact they can achieve with the resources at their disposal. I enjoy connecting with others who also love getting “under the hood” of advocacy and organizing work.

The goal of this blog is to share with you things that I’m learning that could increase your advocacy impact. I look forward to hearing from you the challenges that you are facing, and what tools and systems are helping you to excel.

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