Defining, Building, and Measuring Capacity: Findings From an Advocacy Evaluation
Author: Strong, Debra A.
Source: The Foundation Review, 26 March 2012, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 40-53(14)
Abstract:The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Consumer Voices for Coverage initiative supported consumer health advocacy coalitions in 12 states. The foundation based the program on a study that identified six core advocacy capacities, and designed it to strengthen these capacities. The evaluation found that the level of funding, substantial and targeted technical assistance, and the three-year time frame of the program contributed to the observed increases in five capacities. Fundraising remained the lowest-rated capacity for most of the coalitions and may require different strategies.
Document Type: Research Article