By evaluating our programs, we can compare how we think we’re doing with how we actually are doing.
SafePlace, Austin, Texas
Project evaluations are useful because they tell you if goals are being met, if your services are being changed as intended, and if further tweaking of your project is needed to better meet community needs. Additionally, evaluations are helpful in assessing the project’s value, reporting to funders, and demonstrating accountability to the community, advisory committee, funders, and the agency’s board of directors.
Step 6 involves the following tasks:
- Develop an evaluation plan.
- Assess training effectiveness.
- Make evaluations accessible.
- Share the information.