Skip Navigation

the Environmental and Energy Resources Library

Home Browse Resources Get Recommendations Forums About Help Advanced Search

Commisioning Evaluation: Tips for Grantmakers and Grant Seekers

As stated previously, choosing data collection strategies (e.g., surveys, observations, record reviews) depends upon the purpose
of the evaluation, the evaluation questions, the time frame, and the available resources. Evaluation assistance can be
obtained from independent technical assistance or evaluation consultants, evaluation or other technical assistance
consulting firms, and sometimes universities with graduate programs that include training or projects in program
evaluation. Before you hire any consultant or organization be sure to find out whether they have: experience with program
evaluation, especially with non-profit organizations; basic knowledge of the substantive area being evaluated; good
references (from sources you trust); and a personal style that fits with your organization’s working style. Think long and
hard about the purpose of the evaluation project you are considering. This bulletin will help you understand: differences between
research and evaluation, what evaluation should cost, and what you should think about before you initiate it.

Cumulative Rating: This resource has a 5 star rating (based on 1 response)
Date Of Record Release 2009-01-07 18:15:58
Description As stated previously, choosing data collection strategies (e.g., surveys, observations, record reviews) depends upon the purpose
of the evaluation, the evaluation questions, the time frame, and the available resources. Evaluation assistance can be
obtained from independent technical assistance or evaluation consultants, evaluation or other technical assistance
consulting firms, and sometimes universities with graduate programs that include training or projects in program
evaluation. Before you hire any consultant or organization be sure to find out whether they have: experience with program
evaluation, especially with non-profit organizations; basic knowledge of the substantive area being evaluated; good
references (from sources you trust); and a personal style that fits with your organization’s working style. Think long and
hard about the purpose of the evaluation project you are considering. This bulletin will help you understand: differences between
research and evaluation, what evaluation should cost, and what you should think about before you initiate it.
Classification
Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source Architecture/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
Keyword Grants
Selector Chiras
Date Of Record Creation 2009-01-07 18:12:35
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2009-01-07 18:15:58
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-01-07 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

Log In:





Mission
EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC
EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu