Recent Publications

Advocacy Evaluation Update #11

Our Summer 2011 newsletter focuses on the theme of interim outcomes. Interim outcomes signal whether advocacy efforts are making progress or whether midcourse corrections are needed. 

Center for Evaluation Innovation
August, 2011

Evaluation to Support Strategic Learning: Principles and Practices

Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer define the concept of evaluation for strategic learning and the principles that underlie it.

Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer
July, 2011

Looking Through the Right End of the Telescope

Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen critically assess the advocacy evaluation field and question whether its emphasis on new tools is best serving advocates.

Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen
July, 2011

Vision to Practice: Setting a New Course for Early Childhood Governance

A brief on the current status of efforts to build governance for comprehensive early childhood systems.

Stacie Goffin, Jana Martella, Julia Coffman
January, 2011

Social Movements and Philanthropy: How Foundations Can Support Movement Building

In this article in The Foundation Review, Center advisor Barbara Masters and co-author Torie Osborn describe how to support and evaluate social movements. 

Barbara Masters
November, 2010

Advocacy Evaluation Update #10

Our September 2010 newsletter offers articles on advocacy evaluation and rigor; the evaluation of an international pediatric HIV/AIDS campaign; and a useful advocacy evaluation planning tool.

September, 2010

Using a Social Justice Lens in Advocacy Evaluation

South African and U.S.consultant Barbara Klugman discusses how to incorporate the concept of social justice and its underlying values into advocacy evaluation.

Barbara Klugman
August, 2010

Measuring Impact in Practice: A Case Study of The Humane Society of the United States

Beth Rosen Cohen describes how the nation’s largest animal protection organization developed an impact framework to capture its advocacy and direct service outcomes.

Beth Rosen Cohen
August, 2010