From understanding your organization’s capacity at the onset, to evaluating the effectiveness of your efforts – access to the right tools can make all the difference in advocacy. We have developed a number of step-by-step tools to help you and your organization assess and build capacity and evaluate advocacy. We’ve also pulled together some comprehensive toolkits that bring together resources, from a variety of sources, on a range of topics – from the basics of establishing your organization or understanding the laws that affect advocacy, to curated collections of resources on a particular issue or activity. We’ll continue to develop toolkits on popular topics and issues—so check back often!
This free, online tool helps groups measure their readiness to engage in advocacy. This is a self-assessment tool that takes a snapshot of an organization’s skills, knowledge, and resources, and provides analysis of the results. It can be used by a board of directors, staff, or volunteers. It can also be used by funders who are engaged in advocacy themselves or who are identifying the advocacy capacities of grantees or potential grantees.