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Funding Evaluation Efforts
Even though evaluation is essential, program administrators and managers are often challenged to find ways to fund their evaluation efforts. The following resources hold strategies for effective grant and proposal writing and suggestions for getting the most out of the evaluation process.
Evaluation on a Shoestring Budget
Wilder Research Center (2009)
Presents a tip sheet with steps to achieving maximum impact, boosting resources, improving cost-effectiveness, and trimming costs.
Finding the Funds you Need: A Guide for Grantseekers
Penn State Cooperative Extension Services
Provides an introduction to the grant process, a look at the philanthropic community, an outline for an effective research strategy, and a guide to effective proposal writing. (PDF - 132 KB)
Setting the Stage for Accountability and Program Evaluation in Community-Based Grant-Making
Crusto & Wandersman (2004)
In Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services
Outlines a grant proposal and program evaluation approach using the Results-Oriented Grant-making and Grant-implementation (ROGG) system.