Impact Assessments

Using Child Impact Assessments in Your Community or State: A Starter Guide (2021) Step-by-step guidance on using child/youth impact assessments to hold decision-makers accountable for improving outcomes for children and youth.

Child Impact Assessment—A Missing Piece to Spur Progress for U.S. Children (2020) Overview of the experience using impact assessments around the world and in the U.S. to keep children’s best interests at the center of policymaking; case examples showing how child impact assessments were implemented and what they accomplished; and practical steps for putting this research into action in cities, counties, and states.

Policymaker Accountability

Accelerating Policymaker Accountability for U.S. Kids’ Well-Being: Charting the Course & A Call to Action (2019) Original research underscoring ways the children’s advocacy field can strengthen its efforts to hold policymakers accountable for children’s well-being; a summary of 12 kinds of policymaker accountability strategies used in child advocacy; and a new model (Policymaker Accountability Accelerator Model) for stitching together key advocacy activities to strengthen the impact that accountability efforts can have.

US High-Level Office for Children is Critical for Children’s Rights, published in the Health and Human Rights Journal and co-authored with other children’s rights advocates, presents strategies for creating a high-level federal entity dedicated to overseeing children’s issues.

Leadership Transitions

Insights From a Nonprofit Leadership Transition: Practical Ideas to Ensure a Successful Handoff to the Next Generation (2018) Lessons from the authors’ multiyear, on-the-ground experience of a successful nonprofit transition transferring leadership from the two founders to the next-generation leader.

Checklist for Executives A quick guide for nonprofit executives for determining a step-by-step process for ensuring a successful transition to a new leader.

“Six Strategies for Nonprofit Leadership Transition: How to successfully hand off your organization to the next generation.” In the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Laurie Lipper and Wendy Lazarus highlight key strategies for leading an executive transition.