Funding is open for the 2020-2021 year and part of the application process asks you to outline how you will evaluate your project.
Evaluation can be daunting and it’s often not as fun as the rest of the project, but it’s an important step to demonstrate project impact and value to your community, your organization and to funders, both current and future.
Use the 4 Steps to an Evaluation Plan from NEO to make evaluation planning easier.
Step 1: Community Assessment helps you gauge the information and programming needs of your community. You can survey your community yourself or find community health assessments or plans from other sources to help you support the priorities of your project.
Step 2: Make a Logic Model-Logic models help you plan and clarify visually how your activities and outcomes are linked to make your project successful.
Step 3: Develop Measurable Objectives for Your Outcomes-Learn the difference between Goals (specific results from the project) and Objectives (specific steps that lead to the success of the project goals).
Step 4: Create an Evaluation Plan-Write plans that will evaluate the process you outlined in your logic model in Step 2 and your outcomes from Step 3.
For more information on program evaluation, download Evaluation guides for Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects from NEO.
And access NNLM’s On Demand EvalBasics classes to learn more.