Transforming Knowledge into Change

A Practical Guide to Documenting Influence and Leverage In Making Connections Communities

How does one document influence (change in policies, systems, practices and/or opinions that support one’s strategies) and leverage (investment by public and private funders in one’s strategies)?

This guide offers practical advice on capturing and documenting influence and leverage. Though developed for communities participating in the in Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections program, the guide contains valuable information for the wider advocacy evaluation community. It provides clarification, concrete examples, and suggested approaches for documenting often elusive concepts.


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Author Organizational Research Services
Publisher Annie E. Casey Foundation
Publication Date February 12, 2007
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Submitted to Point K October 25, 2007 - 7:23pm

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Good examples

Athough geared towards Making Connections, the report provides good examples of outcomes, particularly what the authors call influence and leverage outcomes, as well as useful ideas for data collection methods for each outcome.

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