A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Organizational Research Services

December 6, 2007


Measuring the impact of grant-maker dollars on large-scale social change is difficult at best. Casey commissioned this guide to facilitate advocacy evaluation. Welcome to a new field of evaluation: gauging investment impact within advocacy and public policy work. A Handbook of Data Collection Tools: Companion to A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy is also available. 

Table of Contents

Key Advocacy Evaluation Takeaway

Evaluation helps identify and measure goals and outcomes.

Policy outcome evaluation is necessary to hold grantees accountable.

Policy Outcome Evaluation Statements & Quotations

Statements & Quotations