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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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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Tools
2007

This collection of tools helps operationalize how advocates can measure core outcome areas identified in “A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy.” This resource provides 27 sample tools and methodologies

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