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This issue of our quarterly newsletter offers articles on why some issues generate political interest while others do not; a low-tech and hands-on method for network mapping; and ideas on evaluating community organizing.

Author: Center for Evaluation Innovation and Innovation Network
Link: http://www.innonet.org/index.php?section_id=6&content_id=749

Published Date: March, 2010

Catherine Crystal-Foster and Justin Louie offer a vision for evaluating community organizing. They compare policy advocacy and community organizing, and offer a framework for evaluating organizing, with recommendations on relevant outcomes and indicators.

Author: Catherine Crystal Foster and Justin Louie
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Published Date: March, 2010

This article in The Foundation Review offers guidance on how foundations can frame, focus, and advance efforts to achieve public policy reforms. Martha Campbell and Julia Coffman cover five essential steps for developing public policy strategy, and offer two tools to support foundations during the strategy development process.

Author: Martha Campbell and Julia Coffman
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Published Date: October, 2009

Julia Coffman offers an overview of current practice in the rapidly growing field of advocacy evaluation. The brief highlights the kinds of approaches being used, offers specific examples of how they are being used and who is using them, and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Author: Julia Coffman
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Published Date: October, 2009