Sessions from EvaluATE

Strategies and Insights for Evaluation Planning for Federal Grant Proposals

Presenters: Megan López and Lori Wingate
Thursday, April 11
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST

Evaluation plays a crucial role in high-quality grant proposals. However, planning for a project’s evaluation during the proposal development stage can feel daunting. This interactive session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the importance of evaluation in a grant-funded project while also providing the knowledge required to build a logic model and write an evaluation plan for a federal grant proposal. Throughout this session, attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by applying concepts to a case example. Attendees will leave with practical tools and resources to use in their own evaluation planning work.

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A Grant Professional’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Evaluation

Presenters: Megan López and Lori Wingate
Thursday, April 11
1:45 – 3 p.m. EST

This session will challenge participants to think about evaluation as more than just a required activity in a federal or other type of grant-funded project. Evaluation answers important questions about project impact, demonstrates accountability to stakeholders, and informs project improvements and future activities. In this session, attendees will learn about the role of evaluation when responding to annual reporting requirements for National Science Foundation-funded grant projects. Presenters will then provide examples of how evaluation findings can benefit grant projects. Participants will leave with practical tools that can be applied as they use evaluation findings in decision-making and reporting to funders.

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