Journal articles, blog posts, and links to materials from the field we hope will provoke your thinking and exploration of theory and practice.
A guide developed for advocates, evaluators, funders, or other stakeholders to provide basic guidance on this topic. The process described will help you develop the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including which outcomes will be measured and how.
A simple one-page tool for thinking about the theories of change that underlie public policy advocacy strategies.
A monograph detailing learning from the Bruner Foundation and its partners gained over 10 years. Intended to inform, to spark discussion and to promote change in the fields of building evaluation capacity, organizational evaluative thinking, and collaborative partnership.
A guide that explains why grantmakers use theories of change to guide their questions, unearth underlying assumptions, establish common language, and develop strong action plans.
Excerpt from an introductory, practitioner-focused guide to evaluation. Provides a rationale for culturally responsive evaluation and process recommendations.
A report describing an approach for understanding the impact of social movements. Includes a frame for capturing the importance of narrative and politics, as well as numbers and policies. Specific metrics are included.
A paper that distills what TCC Group has learned about evaluative learning. It provides information about the difference between accountability- and learning-focused evaluation and tools for implementation.
The Children’s Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA), September 2015