Evaluation Plan

We create a model formative and summative evaluation plan to include in your grant proposal.

  • The evaluation plan will address all evaluation expectations outlined in the funder’s Request for Proposal
  • The evaluator will assist project leaders formulate quantifiable project goals and will develop guiding evaluation questions based on those goals
  • The formative (process) evaluation will focus on how outcomes or impacts were achieved, including an exploration of whether activities and strategies are being implemented effectively
  • The summative (impact) evaluation will focus on outcomes, value, and significance by asking key stakeholders impacts made as a result of the project activities and strategies
  • Methods of data collection, analysis, and an evaluation timeline will be included in the plan
Proposals that have included a SmartStart evaluation plan have a 42% funding rate – well above the average funding rate for national outreach and training grant proposals.
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