Our Knowledge, Resources & Publications

We are always learning through our work, and we seek to accelerate change more broadly by sharing our frameworks, approaches, and lessons learned.

Feature Report

Measuring Political Will


2016

A win often means getting the support of elected officials, and the Policymaker Rating method was designed to measure just that. This brief shares scenarios where this method was applied and modified to show what has worked (and what utterly failed).

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Briefs / Reports
2011

ORS presented to the KIDS COUNT evaluation and organizational effectiveness work group. At this meeting, Robin Christian from Children First for Oregon shared a video where staff, board members and partners talked about the value of developing an outcome map.

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Frameworks
2010

This look at the “state of the field” captures six key areas of consensus and learning about advocacy evaluation. Eleven resources for advocacy evaluation data collection are provided.

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Articles
2010

Building or harnessing a network holds the promise of broad impact. But what should be measured? This brief helps funders and non-profits consider types of networks, network purposes, and techniques for useful monitoring and evaluation.

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How-Tos
2009

This guide offers step-by-step guidance, tools and questions to help organizations create an outcome map to express their theory of change.

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