Resources I’ve developed
Tools and resources that I have developed for measurement and evaluation of community organizing and policy-change advocacy
Sample Outcomes for Advocacy & Organizing-Mobilizing
How do you know that your organizing or advocacy work is making headway toward your policy change goals? This resource lists short-term and medium-term benchmarks for measuring your progress.
Write a Better Concept Paper: Or, What Your Concept Paper Can Learn From Movie Trailers
A concept paper is an “invitation” to prospective funders or allies to learn more about your project and partner with you in achieving its goals. A movie trailer is an invitation, too: a kind that gets a lot of attention. This brief guide to the elements of a strong concept paper uses movie trailers to show how you can make your paper more compelling.
Measurement & Evaluation Approaches for Impact Litigation
Impact litigation can support policy change work in the legislature and city hall, in addition to making gains in the courtroom. This short primer discusses measurement of litigation-related advocacy outcomes and how litigation is conducted.
Links to external resources
Tools and resources for advocacy-policy change evaluation and measurement that I regularly use and recommend to others
A foundational paper by TCC Group on the key capacities that effective advocacy organizations need, and how to measure them.
How do you define an organizing or advocacy “field,” and how do you measure it? An important resource by Dr. Jewlya Lynn, published by Center for Evaluation Innovation.
Power is the essential foundation of advocacy-policy change. This rubric by Innovation Network succinctly describes ways to assess power-building by social movements.
Drafting an RFP for evaluation services? This Public Profit guide is essential reading.