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  1. Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI)


    Founded in 1998 as a project of the Independent Sector, the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI, now the Council for Nonprofits Everyday Advocacy) is now a national, nonprofit organization that helps charitable organizations increase their effectiveness and impact through advocacy.

    The CLPI has moved to the Council of Non-Profits. More up to date information can be found on their website, including 'everyday advocacy' resources. Some of this links in this page are archived.

  2. Understanding Influence: The Episode Studies Approach


    In this chapter from the book, The Politics of Trade, published by the International Development Research Centre, Fred Carden provides a broad overview of the Episode Study technique as well as surrounding issues in understanding the impact that research has on policy.

  3. A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence


    Using a literature review and interviews, this paper aims to provide an overview of the different approaches to monitoring and evaluating policy influence.

  4. Monitoring, evaluation and learning in NGO advocacy


    This state-of-the-art report, commissioned by Oxfam America, describes how nine advocacy and campaigning organisations in the UK and US undertake monitoring and evaluation of their campaigns. The study was undertaken by two independent evaluators experienced with advocacy initiatives and involved a voluntary cohort of nine NGOs who were surveyed and interviewed.

    Authors: Jim Coe and Juliette Majot. February 2013.

  5. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook (2017 edition)


    This handbook provides guidance for conducting and managing evaluations, including a conceptual framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It was written primarily for project directors who have direct responsibility for the ongoing evaluation of W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded projects and Kellogg Foundation Grant Applicants.

  6. Monitoring and evaluating advocacy: Companion to the advocacy toolkit


    This guide, written by Julia Coffman for UNICEF, looks at strategies and features of evaluations that focus on assessing the impact of advocacy campaigns. The key element of the guide is built around five questions for planning advocacy monitoring and evaluation. A number of case studies are also included to demonstrate how these key questions were answered in the field. 

  7. Evaluating the non-academic impact of academic research: Design considerations

    In this journal article, Andrew Gunn (University of Leeds) and Michael Mintrom (ANZSOG/Monash University ) explore how evaluation of non-academic research impact can measure impact effectively without undermining academic freedom and research excellence. This article is published in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management behind a paywall, however a summary published in the ANZSOG blog has been republished on BetterEvaluation with permission.