xvi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Purpose of This Book
The Organization and Approaches Used for This Book
Grant Writing and Program Evaluation: Outcomes and Evidence -- Grant Proposal and Performance Measures -- Evidence-Based Practice
Defining Program and Program Planning -- What Is a Program? -- What Is Program Planning?
The Ethics and Secret Handshake of Grant Writing and Program Evaluation
Chapter 2: Community and Target Population, Service Providers, and Funding Sources
The Good Idea Program
What Is a Community?
Macro Practice, Grant Writing, and Program Evaluations
Target Populations and Needs
Professional Insight 2.1: Agency Administrator to Get Support for Service Projects
Funding Sources -- Government
Professional Insight 2.2: Important Suggestions Related to State or Federal Grant Funds -- Foundations
Professional Insight 2.3: Ten Tips on Successful Grant Seeking
Chapter 3: Basic Research Methods and Program Evaluation
Program Evaluation: A Practice of Social Research
Research Question -- Developing a Research Question -- Ethical Considerations
Research Designs -- Qualitative and Quantitative Research -- Inductive and Deductive Learning
Four Major Types of Research Designs -- Exploratory Designs -- Descriptive Designs -- Experimental Designs -- Evaluative Research Design -- A Mixed Approach
Validity and Reliability
Professional Insight 3.1: What Is "Self-Determination" All About? -- Validity -- Internal and External Validity -- Reliability
The Relationship between Validity and Reliability -- Causation and Correlation -- Correlation and Association
Sampling -- Probability Sampling (Random Sampling) -- Nonprobability Sampling (Nonrandom Sampling) -- Sample Size: How Many Is Needed?
Data Collection and Instruments
Data Analysis -- Four Levels of Measurement -- Dependent and Independent Variables
Chapter 4: Program Planning and Evaluation
Need Assessment -- Define Need Assessment -- Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation -- Purpose of the Needs Assessment -- Key Steps in Designing a Needs Assessment
Program Planning Formula -- Why, Who/Whom, What, Where, When -- How and How Much -- Evaluation
Logic Model as a Tool for Planning and Evaluation and Theory of Change -- Theory of Change -- Logic Model
Chapter 5: Grant Proposal Writing: Beginning with the End in Mind
Grant and Contract
Request for Proposal, Request for Application, and Program Announcement
Letter of Intent/Letter of Inquiry
Getting Ready, Logic Model, and Program Planning and Evaluation Worksheet
Key Components of a Grant Proposal -- Abstract: Write Last, Read First, Most Frequently Used -- Table of Contents: A Roadmap for Your Proposal -- Specific Aims: A Summary of Purpose and Results -- Target Population: To Whom It May Concern -- Approaches and Methods: What, Why, When, Where, Who, and How -- Agency Capacities and Project Management: The Service Providers and Program Management -- Budget and Budget Justifications: Program Plan in Dollar and Cents -- Evaluation Plan: Tell the Stories - Successes and Challenges
Professional Insight 5.1: A Reviewer's Perspective on Preparing Proposals
Chapter 6: Program Evaluation
The Level of Rigor
Outcome-Focused Empowerment Evaluation -- Indicators -- Data Source -- Instrument Type and Method of Evaluation -- Bringing Together the Indicator, Data Source, and Instrument Type
Evaluation Section of a Proposal -- Evaluation Questions -- Methodology -- Targets for Success -- Evaluation Worksheet and Evaluation Plan
Beyond the Grant Proposal -- Select/Drop Instruments
Professional Insight 6.1: Tips for Anticipating Criticism and Planning Accordingly -- Getting Prepared for Data Collection -- Planning for Data Analysis -- Reporting Evaluation Results -- Turning Your Data into an Evaluation Report
Chapter 7: Learning by Doing: Exercises, Templates, Samples, Checklists, and Training Ideas
Samples and Self-Help Materials -- Section I: Needs Assessment -- Section II: Results Terminology and Logic Model -- Section III: Grant Application -- Section IV: Program Planning and Evaluation -- Section V: Instrument Development -- Section VI: Evaluation Plan -- Section VII: Interactive Group Activities
Professional Insight 7.1: Program Improvement
Chapter 8: Real-Life Samples
Grant Proposals -- A Coordinated Approach to Youth: Prevention and Intervention Services in Sun Town -- Mandarin Chinese Class in Your School's Proposal
Evaluation Plans -- Evaluation Plan Sample -- Domestic Violence Prevention Program: Together with Services (TWS)
Chapter 9: Application of Information Technology
Information Technology -- Funding Sources -- Grant Applications: Going Green -- Referencing Information Technology Sources
Evaluation Methods and Technology -- Electronic Surveys -- Database Software -- Finding the Information Technology
Based on the authors' many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, 'Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals' integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the practical guidance they need to develop quality proposals, obtain funding, and demonstrate service results and accountability. The authors clearly and succinctly illustrate and describe each stage of the grant writing and evaluation process. Problems or issues that arise frequently are highlighted and followed by specific advice. In addition, numerous real-world examples and exercises are included throughout the book to give readers the opportunity for reflection and practice. This grant writing and program evaluation guide follows a needs-driven, evidence-based, result-oriented, and client-centered perspective. Its authoritative discussion equips human service professionals to effectively develop grants with a strong emphasis on measuring program outcomes.
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Terao, Kenneth L.
Schmidt, Anna Marie.