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
2013

Advocates and funders have clear beliefs and assumptions about how policy change will happen. Those underlying theories can be enhanced by considering what different disciplines have learned about what conditions

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Briefs / Reports
2011

Once called “prospective evaluation”, now developmental evaluation, this case study looks at how ORS Impact used new data collection tools and an orientation toward real-time use to help advocates enhance

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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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