Closing the Achievement Gap

The Anatomy of Influence

Posted December 12, 2008
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s education program invested roughly $4.2 million a year from 2000-2007. In an effort to make its relatively modest investments have maximum success, the Foundation tried to influence education policy and practice on a national level. This publication looks at the various influence activities and explains the logic behind this diverse set of investments.

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Key Takeaway

The hard work of influence begins by gathering evidence of promising and proven practices.

Great evidence isn’t worth much if you don’t spread the knowledge to influential audiences of donors, civic and community leaders, policymakers and families.