Evaluate Your Ability to Organize

PowerCheck and PowerCheck Quick are organizational capacity assessment tools for nonprofits, coalitions, and groups who engage in community organizing.

These tools are designed to help you prepare for success by providing a systematic way to reflect through the core elements of community organizing theory and practice.



Community organizing involves many moving parts. The PowerCheck tool is designed to help your nonprofit, coalition, or group become more effective by helping you benchmark your skills, document your current assets, and prioritize areas to strengthen and grow. Using this tool can help you make more informed decisions about where and how to focus limited resources, and what types of partnerships to seek out as you build out your strategy for moving your organizing working forward.

PowerCheck Quick

Interested in evaluating your organization, coalition, or group’s current capacity to engage in community organizing, but you don’t have much time? The PowerCheck Quick tool can help. Designed to be completed in under 15 minutes, this shortened version of the PowerCheck tool offers a rapid way to take stock of your readiness to engage in organizing.

Core Components of Community Organizing Evaluation

Around a decade ago, Alliance for Justice completed a systematic review to gather information related to the evaluation of community organizing. Designed to save the valuable time of organizing groups and others, this document synthesizes the results of this research by outlining seven key components to consider when evaluating organizing work.

Need help or want more information?

Alliance for Justice provides training and technical assistance related to these tools. These tools can be customized for your coalition or organization. For more information, contact us on our technical assistance hotline by emailing us at advocacy@afj.org, or calling 866-675-6229 during standard business hours.