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The Elusive Craft of Evaluating Advocacy

The political process is chaotic and often takes years to unfold, making it difficult to use traditional measures to evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy organizations. There are, however, unconventional methods one can use to evaluate advocacy organizations and make strategic investments in that arena.

Solving the Connecticut Data Deficit through Collaboration

Connecticut-based health foundations came together several years ago to discuss the need for more data so that Connecticut could better track its progress on improving the health of its residents. The origin of this successful collaboration is described this article in the Views from the Field: Grantmakers in Health.

Philanthropy’s Role in a Healthy Democracy

Maggie Gunther Osborn, President of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy was published in the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, September 2014 member magazine, Nonprofit Advantage.

Nonprofit Law 101 for Journalists

This is a really helpful and reader-friendly summary of nonprofit law that is helpful not only to journalists but to others who are sometimes perplexed by legalese.

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