Grassroots campaigns take strategic smarts and stamina. What’s our “theory of change” for how community-led campaigns yield positive outcomes? How can we capture hard-won changes achieved in policy reform, individual leadership skills, and building community social capital?
Getting to Outcomes [PDF] provides funders, community groups and researchers with a blueprint for how to understand, track and measure the critical changes we seek. Though focused specifically on campaigns for educational justice, the theoretical frame, indicators and measures suggested here [PDF] are widely applicable to other community-led social justice campaigns.