Archive - Tag: Evaluation and Assessment | NC State Industry Expansion Solutions


  • Collaborative Communication & Customized Solutions: Best Practices for Leveraging Third-Party Evaluations

    In an era of growing motivation to ensure responsible grant management and achievement of project outcomes, third-party evaluations, where external evaluators objectively assess project progress and success for the benefit of funders and funding recipients, have become increasingly more commonplace. These types of evaluations not only measure funding compliance and program effectiveness, they also yield insights that have value for organizational strategic planning and program and project management. Others point out that organizations benefit from exposure to technical and subject-matter expertise, increased credibility with external stakeholders and assistance with time-consuming evaluation tasks.

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  • Grant Management and Compliance

    Every funding agency, whether federal or private, handles the grant-making process differently. No matter who the funder is, grant management is a critical aspect of both the grant application and the funding process. Strong grant proposals incorporate grant compliance into the project design. Prior to submitting your grant proposal, it’s critical to ensure the expenses […]

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  • Grant Needs Assessment/Research

    The foundation of any successful grants program is a solid needs assessment. What is your current situation, as opposed to the ideal? What plan of action would allow you to best move from one state to the other? A needs assessment should be objective and impartial; it should also be grounded in research, primarily from […]

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  • Third Party Evaluation

    Third-party evaluation is an important service in assessing implementation of proposed program activities and evaluating the achievement of stated goals.

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  • PROBE Assessment

    Does your business seek insights to discover new areas for improvement? Companies from all industry sectors can benefit from a PROBE Assessment by NC State Industry Expansion Solutions. PROBE Assessments can take as little as a day and a half, and can utilize as few as a single employee. By comparing your company’s practice and performance to […]

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  • Discovery Suite for Manufacturers

    An accurate assessment of your company’s potential can be a real game changer, but it’s easy to be put off by price tags attached to full diagnostics packages. We hear you! That’s why the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) has developed the Discovery Suite for Manufacturers, a suite of six onsite assessments for $5K. […]

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  • Grant Evaluation

    The demand for grant-funded program accountability is rising, as grant stakeholders and/or funding sources want to understand how programs are working compared to the plans laid out in original grant proposals. Third-party evaluation is an important service in assessing implementation of proposed program activities and evaluating the achievement of stated goals. Including a unique and […]

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