Our Knowledge, Resources & Publications

We are always learning through our work, and we seek to accelerate change more broadly by sharing our frameworks, approaches, and lessons learned.

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When the Best Offense is a Good Defense


2019

We talked to advocates and funders to better understand how they think about advocacy on the defense. We wanted to understand whether it was a distinct category of work and the degree to which there were useful frameworks and tools for evaluating it.

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Briefs / Reports
2011

ORS presented to the KIDS COUNT evaluation and organizational effectiveness work group. At this meeting, Robin Christian from Children First for Oregon shared a video where staff, board members and partners talked about the value of developing an outcome map.

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Frameworks
2010

This look at the “state of the field” captures six key areas of consensus and learning about advocacy evaluation. Eleven resources for advocacy evaluation data collection are provided.

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How-Tos
2009

This guide offers step-by-step guidance, tools and questions to help organizations create an outcome map to express their theory of change.

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How-Tos
2009

This brief shares lessons from KIDS COUNT state advocacy groups who sought to effectively measure their work in an ongoing way beyond counting policy “wins”.

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