Knowledge Library

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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April 14, 2020

Lever for Change is committed to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all competitions. The following resources clarify concepts related to different aspects of DEI and provide guidance on incorporating a focus on DEI into your programming and teams.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
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April 14, 2020

Understanding and assessing your impact are critical components of a strong strategy characterized by learning and growth. The following resources provide information on building strong measurement and evaluation into your strategies as well as an introduction to the theory of change concept.

Strategy and Strategic Planning
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April 14, 2020

In order to scale your ideas and programming, you need a strong strategy in place at both the organizational and project levels. The following resources provide guidance around strategic planning for execution and scale.

Financial Sustainability and Budgeting
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April 14, 2020

Lever for Change competitions require a project budget and clear narrative on how you will use competition funds. Full guidelines for the budget components are included in the competition application. The following resources provide guidance for creating an inclusive budget to fund your idea as well as overviews of other relevant financial topics for mission-driven entities.

Creating Effective Factsheets
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April 14, 2020

Creating a factsheet for a project can be a powerful way to communicate about your program to potential funders and other key stakeholders. Factsheets are often used for promotional and fundraising purposes and, if done well, they can help tell the story of an organization’s work in a dynamic and pithy way.

Writing Blogs and Other Digital Content
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April 14, 2020

Writing for the web requires a different skill set to write for readers who tend to scan content rather than reading the full copy. The following resources provide tips to make your blogs and digital content engage readers at the top.

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