CoreAlign seeks to build the leadership and collaboration needed to advance the reproductive health, rights, and justice (RHRJ) movement by training individuals, groups, and teams to be more innovative and address issues of race and power. In 2016, CoreAlign engaged LFA to conduct an evaluation of their program to assess (1) the extent to which they are effectively achieving their outcomes, (2) the needs in the movement in the midst of a rapidly changing political climate, and (3) CoreAlign’s role in further developing movement leaders to address those needs. “Developing Leaders to Advance the Movement” gives a brief overview of LFA’s evaluation findings, describes how CoreAlign contributes to developing leaders in the movement, and highlights where there are opportunities to strengthen its contributions and further advance the movement. Download the Report.
Rockwood Leadership Institute builds the leadership and collaboration needed to advance social movements, cultivate and grow leadership, build social sector fields, and foster deep, strategic, and effective collaboration through its leadership programs. Rockwood engaged LFA in 2016 to evaluate their cohort-based leadership development programs. LFA partnered with Rockwood to collect qualitative and quantitative data from leadership development funders and Rockwood alumni. The engagement included the development of an evaluation plan, designing survey and interview protocols, data collection and analysis, and the creation of an outcomes evaluation report based on a survey of over 100 alums, a case study detailing how Rockwood’s Fellowship for a New California contributed to a major policy win, and a cluster study of 15 alums from different sectors. The evaluation demonstrates Rockwood’s contributions to changes in individual leaders and movement-level “wins,” and also provides recommendations to Rockwood to enhance their programmatic offerings. The summary shown here illustrates the key findings across the three evaluation reports. Download the Cross-Cutting Summary or access the full set of Reports and Executive Summaries on Rockwood's website.
ORS developed this guide to promote shared learning in the field of leadership development evaluation. The guide is designed with both evaluators and funders in mind. Download the Guide.