Chapman, Jennifer

The thoughtful activist: a toolkit for enhancing NGO campaigning and advocacy

This document is a guide to help you think through your campaigning; it sets out frameworks and tools developed by NEF for use in understanding NGO campaigning and advocacy work. They are not meant to be fixed tools, but guides to help innovative thinking towards better understanding of how campaigns work and how you can make your work more effective.

Monitoring and evaluating advocacy

This paper outlines Action Aid's work in progress in exploring the monitoring and evaluation issues related to the impact of advocacy work. It contains a framework for looking at these possible outcomes and impacts and explores some of the trade-offs inherent in advocacy and campaigning work. The author urges greater attention to power dynamics within and among civil society groups, in order to safeguard transparency, legitimacy, representation, and participation in decision making