[COMM-ORG] New to Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing

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  From: Alliance for Justice Community Organizing <commorg at afj.org>

To Our Valued Contributors~

You are receiving this e-mail because the staff at Alliance for Justice
has drawn upon your research or other expertise in the areas of
community organizing, evaluation, grantmaking, and/or advocacy to
develop our free, online Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing
and we wish to share the latest round of updates to our website (
www.afj.org/reco <http://www.afj.org/reco> ).  As you know, our goal is
to help community organizing and advocacy groups, grantmaking
foundations, and evaluators locate the materials best suited to their
organizations' evaluation needs.

We encourage you, as contributors to this resource, to spread the word.
We also seek input and feedback from  you to keep these resources
current.   Please take a moment to review the newly updated resources
listed below and provide us with your thoughts on their usefulness to
you, your colleagues, and your clients.  If you have suggestions or
comments, please visit our homepage (www.afj.org/reco
<http://www.afj.org/reco> ) and click on "Suggest a new resource" or
"Comment on a resource".  Thank you in advance for your time and

You are invited to view the nine new resources



New resources:

*    An Evaluation of the Ford Foundation's Neighborhood and Family

by Robert J. Chaskin, Selma Chipenda-Dansokho, Mark Joseph, and Carla
Richards, a report by the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the
University of Chicago

*    Creating Change through Community Organizing: Funding Strategies
That Develop Local Leadership and Build Collective Power,

by Marjorie Fine, director of the Linchpin Campaign, a project of the
Center for Community Change

*    "Do-it-Yourself Evaluation of Community Organizing" videos,

created by Blueprint Research & Design

*    Grassroots Action and Learning for Social Change:  Evaluating
Community Organizing,

by Catherine Crystal Foster & Justin Louie

*    Marking Progress in Community Initiatives,

by Stephen Baker, Joan Costello, Joan Wynn, Sheila Merry, and Harold
Richman, a report by the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the
University of Chicago

*    Measuring Social Capital: An Exploration in Community-Research

by Robert J. Chaskin, Robert M. Goerge, Ada Skyles, and Shannon

*    Movement Building Indicators,

by the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice

*    Organizer Training and Bi-annual Strategic Evaluation and
Organizer Evaluation,

by Rabbi Moshe ben Asher of Gather the People

*    Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of
Advocacy, Organizing, and Civic Engagement in the Northwest Region

by Gita Gulati-Partee and Lisa Ranghelli

Contact us to add your resources for the next update:

For more information, e-mail shoech at afj.org or aniko at afj.org or call
Aniko at 202-822-6070

Randy Stoecker

e-mail:  rstoecker at wisc.edu

Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
350 Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, Wisconsin

Tel: (608) 890-0764
Fax: (608) 262-6022

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