Informed by Evidence

Several foundations emphasize the importance of grounding advocacy strategies in solid research in order to cogently convey an idea or a position. Evidence, however, only has value in advocacy if it is being communicated by credible spokespeople in an accessible format, which is why one foundation emphasizes the importance of developing links with academia and interest groups. These same groups the practitioner emphasises, “are not only potential users but should be able to influence the research agendas generating evidence.”

Takeaways are critical, bite-sized resources either excerpted from our guides or written by Candid Learning for Funders using the guide's research data or themes post-publication. Attribution is given if the takeaway is a quotation.

This takeaway was derived from Speaking Up!.