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  • publication Nov 2010

    Social Movements and Philanthropy: How Foundations Can Support Movement Building

    Movement building presents unique challenges for foundations. Because movements, by definition, must be driven by the people who are most affected, foundations cannot pre-determine their goals and timetables. This Foundation Review article describes how to support and evaluate social movements, including outlining core elements to movement building and proposing an evaluative framework. 

    Social Movements and Philanthropy: How Foundations Can Support Movement Building
  • publication Aug 2010

    Champions and “Champion-ness”: Measuring Efforts to Create Champions for Policy Change

    Creating “policy champions” who shepherd policy change is central to many advocacy efforts. But what exactly is a champion for policy change? How can we assess progress in identifying, informing, or activating them? This brief offers a tool for defining and tracking the activity of champions for policy change, along with the challenges involved in using it.

    Champions and “Champion-ness”: Measuring Efforts to Create Champions for Policy Change
  • publication Aug 2010

    Measuring Impact in Practice: A Case Study of The Humane Society of the United States

    Just like all nonprofits, the Humane Society of the United States is accountable—to the animals it protects and to its donors. This brief describes how the nation’s largest animal protection organization developed an impact framework to capture its advocacy and direct service outcomes.

    Measuring Impact in Practice: A Case Study of The Humane Society of the United States
  • publication Aug 2010

    Using a Social Justice Lens in Advocacy Evaluation

    Social justice advocacy works for enduring changes that increase the power of those who are most disadvantaged politically, economically, and socially. This brief discusses how to incorporate the concept of social justice and its underlying values into advocacy evaluation.

    Using a Social Justice Lens in Advocacy Evaluation
  • publication Mar 2010

    Evaluating Community Organizing

    Community organizing has gained visibility as a vibrant and potent force for social change. While it shares many characteristics with policy advocacy, it differs in significant ways and the approaches to evaluating the two also differ. This brief offers a vision for community organizing evaluation that is grounded in a set of principles based on direct experience with organizers. 

    Evaluating Community Organizing
  • publication Oct 2009

    Evaluating Advocacy and Policy Change: The Funder’s Perspective

    Funders with experience in advocacy evaluation have found that getting buy-in from grantees and other funder staff can be challenging. This brief offers responses.

    Evaluating Advocacy and Policy Change: The Funder’s Perspective
  • publication Oct 2009

    Tools to Support Public Policy Grantmaking

    This Foundation Review article offers guidance on how foundations can frame, focus, and advance efforts to achieve public policy reforms, outlines five essential steps for developing public policy strategy, and provides two tools to support foundations during the strategy development process.

    By Julia Coffman

    Tools to Support Public Policy Grantmaking
  • publication Jul 2004

    The Devolution Initiative Evaluation: Innovation and Learning at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    Federal welfare and health care reforms in the mid-1990s resulted in the “devolution” of powers, responsibilities, and funding from the federal to state and local levels of government. This teaching case focuses on the evaluation of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Devolution Initiative, a seven-year, $56 million project with 31 grantees and a $3.6 million external evaluation conducted by the Harvard Family Research Project.

    The Devolution Initiative Evaluation: Innovation and Learning at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation