Evaluating Advocacy

Find resources to help you evaluate different aspects of your advocacy, including capacity, progress and impact.

The Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT), from Alliance for Justice, helps groups measure their readiness to engage in advocacy. Groups answer questions about their organization’s skills, knowledge, and resources for running issue campaigns, influencing legislation, or other forms of advocacy. The tool then immediately generates results. The ACT is useful for a range of nonprofits—including foundations looking for ways to support their grantees.

Benchmarks for Advocacy Evaluation
100 results and activities to help plan and measure progress of advocacy work - Excerpted from: Investing in Change: A Funder's Guide to Supporting Advocacy.

Build Your Advocacy Grantmaking: Advocacy Evaluation Tool & Advocacy Capacity Assessment Tool
Developed with input from advocates and funders, these tools were designed to help funders get information they need about the results of their advocacy grantmaking.


A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy
Annie E. Casey commissioned Organizational Research Services to create this guide to help determine meaningful ways to measure and evaluate the impact of its advocacy and public policy grantmaking.


Tips for Evaluating Advocacy: A Checklist for Grantmaking Organizations
Alliance for Justice provides six tips for funders for evaluating advocacy grants.