A Practical Guide to Documenting Influence and Leverage In Making Connections Communities

Posted December 8, 2004
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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. 

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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.