Evaluating Projects of a NORC Program
Guiding Principle # 3
To conduct a useful evaluation, a NORC program commits adequate human and financial resources and develops efficient recordkeeping systems.
Evaluating the projects of a NORC program is a practical and purposeful exercise that requires dedicated resources. Having adequate funding and the right people in place allows both the monitoring of progress and any needed revisions.
To keep expectations realistic, ensure clarity in responsibilities, and maximize efficiency, it will be important to:
- Identify the evaluation tasks that need to be accomplished.
- Decide who will be responsible for those tasks.
- Develop timelines.
- Consider the costs of conducting an evaluation.