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New Questions for Advocacy Evaluators

Category: Perspective

New Questions for Advocacy Evaluators

As we’ve been sharing recently, TCC Group conducted three research studies over the last year about good practices for supporting or conducting advocacy in modern times. These pieces focused on understanding how funders can best support advocacy coalitions, how funders can best support grassroots organizations, and the best ways to work towards durable policy wins. … Continued

Re-Shaping Evaluation in Today’s World

We, as evaluators, have a responsibility to “to help transform the systems, policies, and practices that have created today’s challenges, and help build toward a more equitable, sustainable future.” This was the overarching message at last week’s American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference. The conference focused on three significant shifts that are currently influencing the social … Continued

Spotlight on TCC Group Changemakers: Naomi Korb Weiss

In your view, what is the value of creating space to bring people together around a shared objective? People and planning are among my favorite things, so convenings are a match made in heaven for me. My deepest work in this area is in leading our Convenings work group – a committee focused on developing … Continued

Spotlight on TCC Group Changemakers: Stephanie Coker

In your view, what is the value of creating space to bring people together around a shared objective? I think of convenings broadly as opportunities for reflection and collaboration that are often centered on – but not limited to – events held on a periodic basis. My favorite convenings are those that encourage ad-hoc collaboration … Continued

Ensuring Readiness of Your Organization for Localizing Data Design, Collection and Use

Localization is a hot topic today amongst philanthropic and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), particularly those engaged in international work or in cross-cultural communities within the U.S. (which, let’s face it, are most communities).  This conversation is happening as the field continues to reflect on the history and evolution of philanthropy, and explore the reasons why large … Continued

Ten Steps Toward Meaningful Convenings

Convenings have long served as an essential strategy for advancing social change. Their potential for meaningful shared exchange and powerful outcomes is significant, yet without thoughtful design, may be uneven.  At TCC Group, our approach to convenings begins by posing critical questions: How do we identify the most meaningful outcomes and how do we know … Continued

Convening Effectiveness Matters

The following article was originally published in Stanford Social Innovation Review. To read the article in its entirety visit SSIR with your subscription information or download a PDF. Large in-person events have been canceled around the world because of COVID-19 restrictions. Have you missed them? In retrospect, how valuable were those meetings? During the pandemic … Continued

Spotlight on TCC Group Changemakers: Jennifer Stephens

Tell us about yourself! I’m an expert in public health and a researcher. I love doing qualitative data collection and bringing that back to people in an accessible, concise, understandable way that’s actionable. I also thrive in working with diverse teams—both in terms of expertise and cultural background—that allow us to show up as our … Continued

Spotlight on TCC Group Changemakers: Deepti Sood

Tell us about yourself! I’ve always worked in learning and evaluation. One aspect of this work that I appreciate is when a client says “we want to figure this out” or “we want to learn more about that…” and I have the opportunity to figure out the best approach to help them. Our partners are … Continued