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References and Resources

Below is the aggregate list of references and resources used in Continuous Progress. Throughout the guides, there are references to various reports, evaluation findings, white papers and books from the growing body of knowledge on effective evaluation. Whenever possible, the complete document, or instructions on obtaining the complete document, is linked below.

Advocacy for Impact: Lessons from Six Successful Campaigns, Purnima Chawla, Center for NonProfit Strategies for Aspen Institute's Global Interdependence Initiative, 2005

Advocacy Funding: The Philanthropy of Changing Minds, Tony Proscio, GrantCraft, 2005.

Advocacy Impact Assessment Guidelines (pdf), Megan Lloyd Laney, Communications and Information Management Resource Centre (CIMRC), 2003.

Advocacy Toolkit: Creating Campaigns that Change the World, InterAction, 2006.

An Introduction to Advocacy: Training Guide, Ritu R. Sharma.

Balancing Tensions in a Coalition, Advocacy Institute, 2005.

The Basics of Network-Centric Advocacy, NetCentric Campaigns, 2006.

Blogging, Tagging, Flickring for the Cause, Netcentric Campaigns, 2006.

Build Your Advocacy Grantmaking: Advocacy Evaluation Tool & Advocacy Capacity Assessment Tool, Alliance for Justice, 2005.

Center for Global Development

Center for Media and Public Affairs

The Challenge of Assessing Policy and Advocacy Activities: Strategies for a Prospective Evalaution Approach, Blueprint Research & Design, Inc. for The California Endowment, 2005.

The Challenge of Assessing Policy and Advocacy Activities Part II: Moving from Theory to Practice, Blueprint Research & Design, Inc, for the California Endowment, 2006.

The DATA Report 2006: Keep the G8 Promise to Africa, DATA, 2006.

Discovering the Activation Point, Spitfire Strategies & the Communications Leadership Institute, 2006.

Empower the Coalition: Making Partnerships and Collaborations That Work, The Advocacy Institute, 2005.

eNonProfit Benchmark Study: Measuring Email Messaging, Online Fundraising, and Internet Advocacy Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (pdf), M+R Strategic Services and the Advocacy Institute, 2006.

Evaluating Public Policy Grantmaking: A Resource for Funders, Ashley Snowdon for Northern California Grantmakers, 2004.

Evaluation (Second Edition), Carol Weiss. Prentice Hall: 1997

Evaluation Exchange, Harvard Family Research Project

Evaluation Resource Center, The Innovation Network, 2006

The Evaluation Matrix, FSG Social Impact Advisors, 2004

The Evaluation of Capacity-Building Grants, FSG Social Impact Advisors, 2003

Foreign Policy Magazine

Frameworks Institute Reports, commissioned by the Global Interdependence Initiative, various authors and publication dates.

From Values to Advocacy: Activating the Public's Support for U.S. Engagement in an Interdependent World, Global Interdependence Initiative: The Aspen Institute, 2002.

The Funder's Guide to Successful Media Investment for Social Change (rbf), Douglas Gould, 1996.

Getting Inside the Story: Ethnographic Approaches to Evaluation, Craig McGarvey and Toby Volkman, GrantCraft, 2004, 2006.

Green Media Toolshed

Guidelines for Evaluating Nonprofit Communications Efforts (pdf), Communications Consortium Media Center, 2004.

How are we doing? One Foundation's Efforts to Gauge Its Effectiveness, M. Christine DeVita, Wallace Foundation, 2005.

How to Spell Debt Relief, Jeff Sellers for Christianity Today, May 21, 2001.

Investing in Change: A Funder's Guide to Supporting Advocacy, Alliance for Justice, 2004.

Learning Together: Collaborative Inquiry Among Grant Makers and Grantees, Craig McGarvey, GrantCraft, 2004, 2006.

Lessons in Evaluating Communication Campaigns: Five Case Studies (pdf), Julia Coffman, Harvard Family Research Project for the Communications Consortium Media Center, 2003.

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip and Dan Heath, 2007

Make Poverty History Campaign 2005 Campaign Evaluation, Andy Martin, Carolyn Culey, Suzy Evans, Firetail Limited, UK.

Making American Foundations Relevant: Conversations with 21st Century Leaders in Philanthropy (pdf), Lisa Dropkin of Edge Research, Hollis A. Hope, and Vikki N. Spruill for the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, 2006.

Mapping Change: Using a Theory of Change to Guide Planning and Evaluation, Anne Mackinnon and Natasha Amott, GrantCraft, 2006.

Mapping the U.S. Foreign Assistance Advocacy Landscape, Carolyn M. Long for the Global Interdependence Initiative, 2005.

MDGs, Taxpayers and Aid Effectiveness (pdf), Ida Mc Donnell and Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte, OECD Development Centre, Policy Insights No. 13, August 2005.

Mission Possible: Evaluating Advocacy Grants, Marcia Egbert and Susan Hoechstetter. Foundation News & Commentary, January/February 2006, Vol. 47, No. 1.

Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy: A Scoping Study (pdf), ActionAid, 2001.

New Online Tools and Strategies for Nonprofits, Net-Centric Campaigns, 2006.

Now Hear This: The Nine Laws of Advocacy Communications, Fenton Communications, 2001.

Power in Policy: A Funders Guide to Advocacy and Civic Participation, David F. Arons, editor, 2007

Public Communication Campaign Evaluation: An Environmental Scan of Challenges, Criticisms, Practice, and Opportunities, Julia Coffman , Harvard Family Research Project, 2002.

Robin Hood Marketing Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes, Katya Andresen, 2006

SmartChart, Spitfire Strategies, 2005.

Storytelling as Best Practice, Andy Goodman.

Studies of U.S. Opinion, The Program for International Policy Attitudes (PIPA).

Strategic Communications Audits , Julia Coffman for the Communications Consortium Media Center. 2004.

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, Kaiser Family Foundation, 2006.

Ten Tips to Get U.S. Media Coverage on Global Issues (pdf), Fenton Communications, 2006.

Theory of Change, ActKnowledge and The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change, 2003.

Tips for Making a Coalition Work (pdf), Advocacy Institute, 2004.

Theory of Change: A Practical Tool for Action, Results and Learning (pdf), Organizational Research Services for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2004.

U.S. in the World: Talking Global Issues with Americans, A Practical Guide, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Aspen Institute, 2004.

Using Survey Research to Evaluate Communications Campaigns (pdf), Belden Russonello & Stewart for the Communications Consortium Media Center, 2004.

Young Americans Geographically Illiterate, Survey Suggests, John Roach for National Geographic, 2006.

Foreign Policy Blogs (an evolving and incomplete list)

Across the Aisle

America Abroad

American Footprints

Center for Global Development: Views from the Center

Center for Global Development: Global Health Policy

CIPE Development Blog

Daniel Drezner

Democracy Arsenal

Democracy Resource Center Blog

Foreign Policy Magazine: Passport

Global Voices Online

Globalization Institute Blog

Juan Cole

MCA Monitor

Poverty and Growth Blog@World Bank

Poverty News Blog

Private Sector Development Blog@World Bank

The Washington Note

The UN Dispatch

Time Magazine Global Health Blog

Trade Diversion

World Resource Institute: Development Through Enterprise Blog