When submitting a proposal, the impacts and form of evaluation need to be considered in direct relationship to your program goal and objectives. You need to be able to clearly answer the following questions:
- What is your educational goal? Your objectives?
- What impacts do you want to occur?
- Will the project proposed truly result in the impacts expected? Can you easily demonstrate this?
- How will you assess or prove the expected impact? What is your method of evaluation?
- In a well-written proposal, your impacts are included upfront and need to be well thought out.
- Be sure and address your commitment to the funding agency’s expectations on impacts and evaluations.
- Can you write and evaluate impact objectives which directly correlate to your proposed project?
Impact objectives statements need to include the following components:
- % of individuals anticipated and a number;
- the impact/demonstrated change;
- result of “what” participation/program, etc.;
- evaluated by what means (assessment tool);
- add more information if this impact objective is related to another impact.
Impact Objective Base Example:
80% or more of the 100 participants will demonstrate increased knowledge of __________ (subject/skills) as a result of participation in _________ (describe project/program) as demonstrated by the _________ survey (describe assessment tool), resulting in ________ “impact.”