Grant Evaluation: How to Successfully Include Evaluation in Smaller Grants

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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In this live webinar we will teach you how to successfully include evaluation in your smaller grant applications in a consistent way. We will walk step by step how to take into account what your organization ALREADY measures, what you WANT to measure, and THEN addresses the grantmaker’s guidelines.

What You Will Learn from this Live Nonprofit Webinar

  • How to approach the evaluation portion of application narratives consistently in grant applications;

  • How to start evaluation narratives by knowing what you currently measure;

  • How to build what you want to measure into evaluation narratives;

  • How to address evaluation in an application when evaluation expenditures are not required by the grantmaker;

  • How to work with your colleagues to determine what qualitative data is best to promise to a grantmaker, but also useful to the organization; and

  • How to work with your colleagues to determine what quantitative data are best to promise to a grantmaker, but also useful to the organization.

It is not a secret that grantmakers of all shapes and sizes, from foundations to government agencies, have increased the level of accountability required of grantees. However, there is uncertainty regarding what level of evaluation is required or expected from many grantmakers that don’t provide direction on their expectations related to grant evaluation.

You know as a potential grantee that you should tell your grantmaker what you *think* success will look like for the proposed project as a result of their funds, yet you are left wondering how to include evaluation in your proposals that do not include or require specific grant evaluation expenditures. You may find yourself wondering what the right mix of qualitative and quantitative data is best to demonstrate the impact of the grant funding.

In this live interactive webinar, we will cover how to ensure that the “M” you include in your SMART objectives (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relative, and Time-bound) are the most important for your organization. We will review how to tell your grantmaker the story of your organization’s grant evaluation plan and ultimately what success will look like with their funding and what the impact is that you will create as a result of their support.

During this session, we will also review successful examples of qualitative and quantitative data that were included in grant applications to inspire ideas for your own proposals as well as critique examples to make improvements.

This Webinar is Perfect For You if…

  • You have been a grant professional for 1 year or more;

  • You have written at least 5 successfully funded grant proposals;

  • You are looking to improve your grant writing skills to further your career; or

  • You have participated in beginner grant writing courses, webinars, or trainings.

This Webinar Includes the Following Supporting Materials

  1. Grant evaluation drafting worksheet

  2. SMART objectives worksheet

  3. Grant evaluation case study summary

  4. Grant evaluation resources guide

  5. The webinar slides

  6. The webinar recording

Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a Grant Professional Certified (1 of less than 400 in the world) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association (1 of 20 in the world). Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $55.6 million dollars in competitive grant awards for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

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