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  • publication Oct 2016

    Primer on Social Welfare Organizations: Using 501(c)(4) Organizations for Good

    The primer covers the big questions that advocates and funders ask, including how 501(c)(4)s are unique, what kinds of activities they can undertake, who donates to them, and what rules govern donor disclosure. Brief descriptions of real-world examples help illustrate how (c)(4)s have played key roles in advancing causes such as marriage equality and immigration reform.

    By Alliance for Justice

    Primer on Social Welfare Organizations: Using 501(c)(4) Organizations for Good
  • publication Oct 2016

    No More Half Measures

    Funders can get better at designing grantmaking strategies that meet the dual demands of advocacy capacity needs and the realities of the policy and political landscape. This brief explores how funders can support policy campaigns while also building advocacy capacity, instead of just picking one approach or the other.

    By Scott Downes

    No More Half Measures
  • insight Sep 2016

    Could Foundations Have Mounted A Better Defense of the Affordable Care Act?

    The Atlantic Philanthropies sought to explore what supportive funders did to advance the ACA’s odds of success following enactment. The author focused on a mix of national funders and those that worked in selected states, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Community Catalyst, The California Endowment and The Atlantic Philanthropies itself.

    By Michael Booth

    Could Foundations Have Mounted A Better Defense of the Affordable Care Act?
  • publication Aug 2016

    Evaluating Legal Advocacy: A How-To Guide for Evaluators, Funders and Advocates

    This brief by TCC Group introduces an evaluation framework for legal advocacy, along with information about how legal advocacy evaluators can use various approaches to evaluate these strategies.

    By Jared Raynor, Deepti Sood

    Evaluating Legal Advocacy: A How-To Guide for Evaluators, Funders and Advocates
  • publication Aug 2016

    Stepping into the Fight: A Guide for Nonprofits to Understand and Engage in Legal Advocacy

    TCC Group describes how legal advocacy can be a synergistic partner to other advocacy strategies, including legislative advocacy, grassroots mobilizing, public awareness and education, and media campaigns. The guide dives into how advocacy organizations can think about engaging in legal advocacy and look at their own readiness to engage in this work.

    By Jared Raynor, Deepti Sood

    Stepping into the Fight: A Guide for Nonprofits to Understand and Engage in Legal Advocacy
  • publication Aug 2016

    Stepping into the Fight: A Funder’s Guide for Understanding and Supporting Legal Advocacy

    This guide from TCC Group introduces funders to the concept of legal advocacy, what questions funders should ask themselves to know if the foundation is ready to fund legal advocacy, and how to best support legal advocacy.

    By Jared Raynor, Deepti Sood

    Stepping into the Fight: A Funder’s Guide for Understanding and Supporting Legal Advocacy
  • publication Apr 2016

    Measuring Political Will: Lessons from Modifying the Policymaker Ratings Method

    Advocates often seek to move political will as a way to build champions who will drive their issue through the policy process. This brief shares three scenarios where a method for measuring political will was modified. It offers lessons about the tool, the process, and the kinds of products that can be created.

    Measuring Political Will: Lessons from Modifying the Policymaker Ratings Method
  • publication Jan 2016

    Beyond The Win: Pathways for Policy Implementation

    When a policy moves from “the win” to implementation, the opportunity is ripe to inform and impact the policy outcomes. This brief provides strategies and tactics for advocates, funders, and evaluators to achieve and measure desired policy outcomes during the implementation phase.

    By Sarah Stachowiak, Melanie Maltry, Leonor Robles, Eritrea Habtemariam

    Beyond The Win: Pathways for Policy Implementation
  • publication Jul 2015

    Tilling the Field: Lessons About Philanthropy’s Role in School Discipline Reform

    Anyone concerned about how the futures of millions of children are jeopardized because of discipline practices that unfairly exclude students from U.S. public schools will be heartened by this story about how transformative change can happen. It’s a story of how students and parents, civil rights advocates, academics, policymakers and government came together – with help from philanthropy – to advance reform.

    By Leila Feister

    Tilling the Field: Lessons About Philanthropy’s Role in School Discipline Reform
  • publication Jul 2015

    Network Evaluation in Practice: Approaches and Applications

    What are success factors in building a network? What should funders support when they design network grants? How can network builders and funders tell how well a network is doing? This Foundation Review article offers a three-pillar framework for evaluating networks focused on network connectivity, health, and results. 

    By Julia Coffman

    Network Evaluation in Practice: Approaches and Applications
  • publication Mar 2015

    The Advocacy Strategy Framework

    Our most downloaded resource, this brief offers a simple one-page tool for thinking about the theories of change that underlie public policy advocacy strategies. It also offers six questions that advocates, and funders working with advocates, can work through to better articulate their theories of change.

    By Tanya Beer, Julia Coffman

    The Advocacy Strategy Framework
  • publication Mar 2015

    Four Tools for Assessing Grantee Contribution to Advocacy Efforts

    Advocacy takes place in a complex and crowded political environment with many organizations trying to move policy on the same issue at the same time. This brief offers four tools that funders can use to get a better handle on a grantee’s contribution to an advocacy effort. 

    By Tanya Beer, Julia Coffman

    Four Tools for Assessing Grantee Contribution to Advocacy Efforts