Best Friends Mentoring Program
Good projects are data driven projects. Data is needed to validate the need for a project. It should be gathered throughout the project to evaluate the project's effectiveness and continued need. Most grantors now require an evaluation process to be included in the grant application. Evaluation is a way of measuring whether a project is accomplishing its intended goals. It is also a means to understand why it was successful or why it was not successful. Through this process, you are able to develop and improve upon your project. In 2015, the Western Wellness Foundation contracted with DLN Consulting, Inc. to conduct program evaluations. DLN Consulting, Inc. in collaboration with Western Wellness Foundation developed a series of evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of the Best Friends Mentoring Program activities.