· This article addresses the role of funders in supporting advocacy and advocacy evaluation work.
· The growth and strengthening of the advocacy evaluation field has lessened the “hard to measure” stigma attached to advocacy grantmaking.
· An increasingly broad array of evaluation designs and methods better capture advocacy data, enable rapid analysis and learning, and foster accountability.
· Based on a study of advocacy grantees and a study of advocacy grantmakers, the authors conclude that supporting evaluation and capacity building, providing multi-year funding commitments and core support, and creating custom reporting requirements and timelines are strategies that funders can use to strengthen their advocacy grantmaking.
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Morariu, J., & Brennan, K. (2009). Effective Advocacy Evaluation: The Role of Funders. The Foundation Review, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.4087/FOUNDATIONREVIEW-D-09-00031.1
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