For OTF Grow grants, we ask applicants to submit evidence that the work they do (or similar work) has been tested, and there is proof that it leads to positive change. What we don’t do well is explain what we mean by evidence, why we want it, how we use it, etc. We recognize we could be doing better. We sincerely want to do better.
As a first step, I’m preparing an FAQ document and a webinar for our new Seed grantees that may want to develop their own internal evidence through evaluation. So please, if you have a question about what evidence is, and what role it plays in our application and assessment process, share it!!!