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Tools for Action

Produced by the Monitor Institute, this guidebook offers practical tools to help those who are taking on the role of designing and leading convenings for social change. It can be found in Work...

Tools for Action

Conversation Cafés are open, hosted conversations in cafés as well as conference rooms, classrooms or anywhere people gather to discuss issues of importance. A Conversation Café can help to shift...

Tools for Action

This readiness assessment (from Collective Impact Forum) is designed to a help groups consider whether the collective impact approach is right for their social issue and whether the conditions are in...

Tools for Action

This website (from Continuous Progress) will help you think about benchmarks and indicators as you measure advocacy effectiveness. It can be found in the Evaluate Actions guide under Monitor progress...

Tools for Action

This downloadable handbook (from W.K. Kellogg Foundation) provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It can be found in Evaluate Actions under Prepare...

Tools for Action

This guide is intended for those working to implement Results-Based Accountability or Outcomes-Based Accountability in their community. The guide is devoted to how to do the work. It can be...

Tools for Action

This website is an international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about options (methods or processes) and approaches. It can be found in ...

Tools for Action

Submit a story to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. We are interested not only in “success stories” but also lessons learned from challenges and setbacks you have faced. It can be...

Tools for Action

This tool helps you practice delivering your message using a mock interview. It can be found in the Communicate guide under Persuade decision makers.

Tools for Action

This one-page worksheet poses key questions to help you develop a cohesive message. It can be found in the Communicate guide under Create a communications strategy.