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


  • Research and Evaluation Capacity Building

    Plan and conduct your own evaluation activities for a more cost-effective and sustainable way to help communicate the success of your program.   While the Evaluation Solutions Group at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions is equipped to provide comprehensive program evaluation services, we realize that not every project needs program evaluation assistance from an outside […]

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  • Program Evaluation

    Our team has extensive experience working with multiple state and federal agencies on third-party evaluations of grant and non-grant funded programs. We will work with you as early as the application process. We have experience evaluating long-term programs lasting six months to five years. Are you applying for a grant opportunity that requires an evaluation […]

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  • Organization Agility Assessment

    What’s Organization Agility and WHY do I want to assess it? Organization agility measures the capability of a company to rapidly change or adapt in response to changes in the market. ‘Over 90% of executives surveyed rank organization agility as vital for business success’ (PMI) Seeing the curve ahead in the road before anyone else makes all […]

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  • 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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  • 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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