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

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When the Best Offense is a Good Defense


2019

We talked to advocates and funders to better understand how they think about advocacy on the defense. We wanted to understand whether it was a distinct category of work and the degree to which there were useful frameworks and tools for evaluating it.

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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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How-Tos
2009

This brief shares lessons from KIDS COUNT state advocacy groups who sought to effectively measure their work in an ongoing way beyond counting policy “wins”.

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Briefs / Reports
2009

The idea of collecting practical data that can be put to immediate use holds promise for advocates, who must be nimble and adaptive in their work.

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Frameworks
2007

This short piece from the Evaluation Exchange gives a high-level overview of meaningful outcome categories to help advocates, evaluators and funders agree on relevant changes arising from policy work and provides sample outcomes to aid in measurement.

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