This workbook by Taylor Newberry Consulting includes worksheets designed to draw out and clarify the learning goals associated with a proposed project before turning to the measurement plan. We hope it will lead to conversations between the funder and grant recipient about what really matters.
The Workbook begins with a worksheet that is intended for funders to complete that reaffirms why they have committed to the grant recipient and allows the grant recipient space to discuss what they value in evaluation. After that there are five worksheets that are intended for grant recipients to complete. These one-page worksheets focus on:
We designed this workbook as a way to take evaluation planning out of the equation during the grant application process so that it can be given fuller consideration in the less stressful period after granting decisions have been made. However, we encourage you to use these worksheets, together or individually, in whatever way works best for you — whether you are a funder seeking out grant applications or a nonprofit working on a project plan