Practice Guide

This guide offers practical steps for capturing and documenting the effects of influence and leverage in Casey's Making Connections communities. Through examples of influence and leverage outcomes–as well as tools and methods for data collection–this guide pointed the way for Making Connections teams, partners and funders to better communicate and refine strategies to help improve the lives of vulnerable children. 

December 8, 2004

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    A description of Making Connections teams and partners.

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    A definition of influence and leverage in the Making Connections context.

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    What characterizes influence and leverage in community change efforts.

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    Practical methods and examples of documenting influence and leverage.

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    Ways that documentation of influence and leverage brings about accountability and action.

Key Takeaway

Improving Communication and Tracking Progress through documentation

By identifying and documenting key aspects of influence and leverage, Making Connections teams, partners and foundations can track progress, adjust strategies and more effectively share the outcomes of community change efforts focused on improving the lives of vulnerable children.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations