Suggestions for effective grants agreements

Typically, grantmakers think of evaluation as something done after the grant has been made. In fact, it is often more useful to ask yourself questions before you award a grant. What do we hope to achieve with this grant? How will we recognize the organization’s progress? What will success look like? Clarifying expectations allows you and your grantees to stay focused on goals, while avoiding misunderstandings and disappointments down the road.