This working paper describes the evidence-based policy making process. We focus on what information is needed to inform policy development and decision-making on volunteer service and then how this information can be most effectively disseminated to policy makers, outlining a range of specific strategies. Existing volunteer service research is used as illustration. Implications are drawn for the capacity of agency staff to implement the research methods and strategies that are discussed.
Project: Civic Engagement and Service
Morrow-Howell, N., Stepleton, S., & McBride, A. M. (2012). Informing policy on volunteer service through agency-based evaluations (CSD Working Paper No. 12-26). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.