GUIDE FOR WRITING A FUNDING PROPOSAL
Project evaluation will be the responsibility of the Project Evaluator and consist of two different evaluative strategies - formative and summative.
Formative Evaluation - Primarily qualitative in nature, the formative evaluation will be conducted through interviews and open-ended questionnaires. Mothers and student volunteers will be asked about the day-to-day operation of the Center, the topics covered in the volunteer training program, the attractiveness of the training materials, and other questions to provide feedback for the ongoing improvement of the operation of the Project. The Project Evaluator will meet regularly with project staff to share findings from the formative evaluation effort. Periodic reports will be prepared that identify the major findings of the formative evaluation and how they have been used to improve Project operation.
Summative Evaluation - Primarily quantitative in nature, the
summative evaluation will begin with the establishment of baseline data
at the beginning of the Project (using a random sample of mothers of young
children to assess their food and nutrition knowledge) and then be conducted
at 6 month intervals (just prior to each group of volunteers completing
their Project service). Data for the summative evaluation will focus on the two primary goals of the project and the objectives of each.