July 17, 2008, 12:00 - 2:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
A complete, edited transcript is now available of the Bradley Center and Alliance for Justice's July 17 co-sponsored panel entitled
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
More and more foundations today are considering grantmaking in the field of public policy advocacy. But the world of policy can be murky, complex, and unpredictable. It seems to be resistant to another powerful trend in philanthropy today, namely, the push toward quantifying and measuring grant outcomes. Yet there are evaluators today actively addressing this problem, developing frameworks for just that purpose. What are some ways of measuring outcomes in the field of public policy advocacy? Do they provide reliable data while at the same time doing justice to the complexity of public policy? What are effective qualitative approaches to evaluating advocacy, and are they enough?
On Thursday, July 17, Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and the Alliance for Justice co-hosted a panel of experts to discuss these questions and others. Speakers included the California Endowment's BARBARA MASTERS; SUE HOECHSTETTER of the Alliance for Justice; MICHAEL QUINN PATTON of Utilization-Focused Evaluation; and the Bradley Center's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA. The Harvard Family Research Project's JULIA COFFMAN served as moderator.
Program and Panel
JULIA COFFMAN (moderator), Harvard Family Research Project
The following texts were authored by panelists or their organizations:
This event transcript was prepared from an audio recording and edited by Krista Shaffer. To request further information on this event, the transcript, or the Bradley Center, please contact Kristen McIntyre at (202) 974-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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