Evaluating Public Policy & Advocacy Work:
Gund Foundation and Alliance for Justice Create New Tool
The George Gund Foundation, in partnership with the Alliance for Justice, has created a new tool to help foundations evaluate the impact of their public policy and advocacy grants and to help organizations assess their ability to engage in this work.
Marcia Egbert, a senior program officer at the Foundation, explains in an article in Foundation News why the Foundation decided a different kind of evaluation was needed for advocacy grants and the criteria that were used to developing this new resource.
The “Advocacy Capacity Assessment Tool” and the “Advocacy Evaluation Tool” are hands-on guides for funders on how to evaluate an applicant’s capacity for advocacy prior to awarding a grant as well as a guide to evaluating grantee’s progress in achieving advocacy goals. The guides also should be helpful to nonprofits involved in public policy and advocacy work. The tools are available through the Alliance for Justice.