March 14, 2024

More Than Grants: Evaluation

Being a grant professional, especially in a consulting firm that operates across a variety of industries and sectors, entails much more than “just” writing. It’s about program design, budgeting, data analysis, project management, facilitation, research, and beyond. On our team, we’re fortunate to have more than a dozen exceptional grant professionals. Each team member brings their unique perspective, strategic thinking, and commitment to excellence. 

Because our team thrives on collaboration and continuously strives to better serve our clients, we’ve leveraged our complementary skills to develop a range of service offerings tailored to meet clients’ varying needs. We’ve primarily shared these offerings on an as-needed basis; now we’ve refined our service suite and are looking forward to engaging clients using a cohesive approach to support.

This is a series about services that The Grant Plant provides in addition to our highest-volume offerings of grant research, writing, and reporting. The beauty of these services is that they offer flexibility that enables us to accommodate new clients and work them into our mix. Instead of scrambling to meet grant deadlines, you can schedule these services in advance – whether it’s three, six, twelve months, or beyond – and we can explore working together and future engagements. By scheduling ahead, you’re not just securing our expertise – you’re investing in your future grant success and enjoying peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place.

Beyond grant research, writing, and reporting, our services encompass supplementary expertise and capabilities. Today, let’s talk about…

 

Evaluation

At TGP, we see third-party evaluations as tending to the growth of your programs by gathering, analyzing, and sharing vital information. Evaluations aren’t just about numbers or reporting back to funders – they provide insights that help organizations understand their impact and fine-tune their activities for the best results. We can help you pave the way for informed decision-making, improved performance, and the achievement of your goals. 

We use a participatory, community-focused approach to evaluation, where your staff, stakeholders, and constituents are actively involved. With TGP, you’ll have an experienced evaluator who excels at conducting interviews, focus groups, and reflection sessions, while identifying the most valuable data sources.

Our evaluators utilize various frameworks, including equity-based ones, to define what really matters. We not only collect data but also provide practical insights for enhancing your programming, reporting, and storytelling.

With TGP by your side, you’ll break out of traditional grant performance measurement data. We’ll help you embrace methods that align with your organization’s culture, values, and aspirations for growth. Our evaluation products aren’t meant to gather dust on shelves – they’re designed for your organization’s use and sharing, driving continual improvement and impact.

[Please note that if we wrote the grant, we cannot be the evaluator, to comply with legal and ethical obligations.]



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