Advocacy is risky

Nevertheless, grantmakers can use a quantitative framework to help them decide which advocacy programs to invest in.

A framework

A methodical and organized approach to managing some of philanthropy's most complicated endeavors.

Advocacy is a risky business with no guarantee of success. Nevertheless, grantmakers can use a quantitative framework to help them decide which advocacy programs to invest in, and advocacy organizations can use it to determine which approaches might be most effective.

    About the Authors
  • Ivan Barkhorn

    Ivan founded Redstone over 15 years ago to help innovative social sector leaders achieve ambitious goals.

  • Jason Blau

    Jason focuses on helping philanthropies design, refine, and evaluate strategies to meet their goals.

  • Nathan Huttner

    Nathan has helped philanthropic programs working on health, education, and climate and energy to develop strategies that build on clients’ strengths to maximize their positive impact.