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Resources for Capacity Assessment and Evaluation

FavoriteThe Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT), International ACT (IACT), PowerCheck: Community Organizing Capacity Tool, and Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing (RECO) are powerful tools for foundations that want to understand and evaluate the skills and readiness of their grantees, identify gaps and opportunities in their own advocacy portfolios, and focus resources where they matter most.





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Building Evaluation Capacity

FavoriteEvaluation is a process that applies systematic inquiry to program management, improvement, and decision making. Evaluation is also used to assess the status or progress of a strategy (i.e., a group of meaningfully connected programs, not just the simple aggregation of multiple programs) or an initiative (a grouping of strategies). Evaluation Capacity is the ability of staff and their organizations to do evaluation. Because evaluation is systematic, it involves proficiency in a particular set of skills.