Michael Wells, MA, GPC, CFRE is owner of the grantwriting firm Grants Northwest (www.grantsnorthwest.com), and has been consulting since 1987 helping dozens of nonprofit organizations to raise over $140 million. Michael has a Masters degree in Humanities and teaches Grantwriting at Portland State University. He is a former editor of the Grants and Foundation Review, a past board member of the national Grant Professionals Association (AAGP) and the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI), and author of the Grantwriting Beyond the Basics series: Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work; Understanding Nonprofit Finances; and Successful Program Evaluation.
Successful Program Evaluation demystifies the subject and gives the reader tools to develop stronger programs and grant proposals. It doesn't tell how to conduct a full-scale evaluation (most professional evaluators are PhD's), but how to talk to an evaluator, how to to decide if you need one, and if not how to create simple systems to measure project success on your own.