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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 ago, we first started examining advocacy…

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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 campaigns more than ever. With a…


Investing in Grassroots Advocacy: A Funder’s Guide

Many foundations focused on equity have increased their support for Grassroots Advocacy Organizations (GRAOs) in recent years.  The Connecticut Health Foundation, with a mission focused on improving health outcomes for people of color and ensuring that all Connecticut residents have access to affordable and high-quality care, commissioned TCC Group to…

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Spotlight on TCC Group Changemakers: Kiandra Morton

This newsletter’s theme is taking action, with a focus on the approach taken to advocacy work through our services. Please share how you incorporate this in your work at TCC Group? I’m currently working with a national civil rights organization on its strategic plan (specifically, succession planning).  Its mission is…

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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, followed by an immediate sense of…

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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…

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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…


Pathways to Policy Durability: Insights for Advocates and their Funders

For over a century, American policymakers have worked to implement policies that conserve natural resources and protect the environment, from Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to establish national parks and the measures enacted in the wake of the Dust Bowl all the way to the efforts of the late twentieth and early…

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