Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) developed the Menu of Interventions to inform our assessment of charities’ programs and to support advocates in defining and evaluating their work. As we refine this list, we expect to use it alongside our Menu of Outcomes in future charity evaluations and grantmaking activities.
The 16 intervention types outlined below aim to capture a broad spectrum of strategies animal advocates use to try to produce change for animals. We categorized these interventions with the intention of better understanding and communicating how the animal advocacy movement works as a whole and how individual charities operate within the movement. The Menu of Interventions is not intended to be an exhaustive list of intervention types.
Many interventions are likely to be associated with multiple advocacy outcomes. To better illustrate our thinking about the potential impact of each intervention, we included expected outcomes for each type. See our Menu of Outcomes page to learn more about these outcomes.