The Challenge of Assessing Advocacy

The Challenge of Assessing Advocacy

Not only does the slow pace of public policy change frustrate funders and nonprofits involved in policy and advocacy work, so does the process of evaluating what they've accomplished. The Challenge of Assessing Advocacy (41 pages, PDF), prepared for the California Endowment by Blueprint Research and Design, posits three priorities for conducting evaluations, discusses the challenges in monitoring and assessing policy change grants, and presents seven principles of effective policy change evaluation.