Program Development and Grant Writing

Performance measurement has never been more important to National Service and nonprofit programs. Many funders require all their grant award recipients go to the next level to strengthen their service delivery interventions to truly help move the needle AND measure those positive changes generated in communities using rigorous data collection tools and systems.

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THEORY OF CHANGE

    • Development of the theory of change for your program to accurately reflect the activities and expected outcomes of your services to help you clarify what you’re doing and why
    • Critiques with recommendations for strengthening your problem statement, intervention description, and outcomes of interest

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

    • Identification of appropriate performance measures for your program (output and outcome)
    • Performance measure review with recommendations for strengthening write ups in eGrants

DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS AND SYSTEMS 

    • Instrument mapping and tool review
    • Development of data collection tools and instructions for use
    • Data collection systems design so you get accurate, high-quality data
    • Action planning based on recommendations for new tools and/or revisions of existing tools and data collection system upgrades

REPORTING

    • Critique of funder progress report
    • Development of reporting templates for various audiences
    • Writing progress reports