International Women's Health Coalition Community Evaluation
International Women’s Health Coalition supports a website that is active, vibrant, and seems to accurately represent the feel and unique mission of the organization as a whole. I was enormously impressed with the clear, specific pathways and tools featured at the site that encourage supporters to be active advocates. The Media Advocacy toolkit and House Party toolkit both give individuals the knowledge, encouragement and hands on tools (many downloadable PDFs) to go out and galvanize support for International Women’s Health Coalition in their own communities. The House Party toolkits also double to encourage event hosting (boosting!) but I was disappointed that there did not seem to be any specified webspace or tools to let people add or highlight their house parties (to share stories online).
While the Akimbo blog is a wonderful resource for supporters who want to keep up-to-date with news and commentary from organizational staff, perhaps adding a more obvious booster-level knowledge sharing component (such as volunteer bloggers, “young visionaries” bloggers, etc.) would bring more energy to the blog. Additionally, the “Events” tab at the website does not feature any tools that allow members to add their own events (such as house parties mentioned above) or register for events- adding these capabilities would make this section more dynamic.