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Improving Advocacy Coalition Support and Effectiveness

Like it or not, policy advocacy is a large group project.  Different advocacy organizations supporting the same policy bring different insights, resources, skills, and abilities to do the work. The form of these advocacy group projects is often advocacy coalitions.  More than 10 years...

Jared Raynor

December 7, 2022

Perspective

Getting up to Speed on Supporting Grassroots

We only arrived in this decade a few years ago, and already the 2020s are a time of transformational social and policy change. A pandemic, the increasing threat of climate change, and significant racial justice awareness have increased the importance of policy and advocacy...

Deepti Sood, Jared Raynor

December 7, 2022

Announcement

Funding Health Advocacy in Turbulent Times: Three Practices to Adopt

Introduction Effective health advocacy is not an easy endeavor, but when executed correctly, the results can be game-changing. Health advocates, whether operating through organizations, coalitions, campaigns, or movements, are accustomed to spending long periods of time with no outwardly visible activity or tangible progress,...

Deepti Sood

November 29, 2022

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...

Deepti Sood

November 29, 2022

Perspective

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...

Lisa Frantzen, Deepti Sood, Charles Gasper, Stephanie Coker

November 21, 2022