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
2019

The Gates Foundation engaged ORS Impact (ORS) to develop a culturally relevant, methodologically rigorous tool to learn more about successful capacity building. The ORS team’s approach brought constituent needs and voice to the forefront throughout the process of tool development as well as its implementation. This brief shares the Gates Foundation’s tool, which can help advocates and foundations understand what constitutes strong advocacy and communications as well as opportunities to build capacity. The tool can also help organizations and foundations understand how advocacy and communications capacity is changing over time.

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2019

MLE Lab 2019 Brochure

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Frameworks
2018

Philanthropic funders often invest in leadership development as a vehicle for driving social change. A common framework for characterizing these investments can help funders share their stories and learn from others.

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Briefs / Reports
2018

Evaluators can support leadership development efforts by bringing a critical eye and by applying thoughtful frameworks that are aligned with beliefs about what leadership competencies are important and how they contribute to social change. This guide was prepared to promote shared learning and enhance evaluation practice.

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