Evaluating Projects of a NORC Program
Guiding Principle # 2
Each project evaluation is sharply focused and designed to be practical.
Given limited resources, NORC programs need to design simple and practical evaluations that provide essential information without becoming burdensome. A streamlined approach prevents errors and inefficiencies, including duplication, lost time, and misplaced data.
Keeping focus on the goal—to learn whether projects are making a difference—will help clarify thinking about the best way to shape your evaluation. A credible evaluation should use accurate measurements that support the reported results and conclusions. Completing the logic model will help in organizing the information so that it can be widely used.