About the Authors.
About the Contributors.
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.
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.
Professional Insight 2.2: Important Suggestions Related to State or Federal Grant Funds.
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.
Developing a Research Question.
Qualitative and Quantitative Research.
Inductive and Deductive Learning.
Four Major Types of Research Designs.
Evaluative Research Design.
A Mixed Approach.
Validity and Reliability.
Professional Insight 3.1: What Is "Self-Determination" All About?.
Internal and External Validity.
The Relationship between Validity and Reliability.
Causation and Correlation.
Correlation and Association.
Probability Sampling (Random Sampling).
Nonprobability Sampling (Nonrandom Sampling).
Sample Size: How Many Is Needed?.
Data Collection and Instruments.
Four Levels of Measurement.
Dependent and Independent Variables.
Chapter 4 Program Planning and Evaluation.
Define Needs 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.
Logic Model as a Tool for Planning and Evaluation and Theory of Change.
Theory of Change.
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 Dollars 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.
Instrument Type and Method of Evaluation.
Bringing Together the Indicator, Data Source, and Instrument Type.
Evaluation Section of a Proposal.
Targets for Success.
Evaluation Worksheet and Evaluation Plan.
Beyond the Grant Proposal.
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.
A Coordinated Approach to Youth: Prevention and Intervention Services in Sun Town.
Mandarin Chinese Class in Your School’s Proposals.
Evaluation Plan Sample.
Domestic Violence Prevention Program: Together with Services (TWS).
Chapter 9 Application of Information Technology.
Grant Applications: Going Green.
Referencing Information Technology Sources.
Evaluation Methods and Technology.
Finding the Information Technology.