Trying Out a Real Time Advocacy Self-Evaluation Process

Guidance and Considerations for KIDS COUNT Grantees

By Organizational Research Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

December 1, 2008

Summary

This brief is a follow up to A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy report. The Guide explores ways of thinking about evaluation of advocacy and policy work. This brief presents results of a pilot to test the Guide’s framework and evaluation directions in “real world” contexts. 

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Key Takeaway

Researchers found a gap in the evaluation field with regard to a real-time advocacy evaluation tool.

Researchers found a gap in the evaluation field with regard to a real-time advocacy evaluation tool – no ready tool or framework was found to support such self-evaluation efforts. KIDS COUNT grantees reiterated the value of having a real time, self-evaluation approach, but it clearly worked better as a process rather than a tool.

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