It is becoming more and more common for funders and their grant applications to require research/evidence-based information for the specific programs for which you are seeking funding. Some questions you might come across are:

  • What is the evidence-level of your program, model, or services?
  • Is there research or other evidence demonstrating that this program can be successful when implemented in accordance with the program model on which it is based? 
  • What documentation do you have of your evidence-based or evidence-informed approach? 


In this webinar, presenters Julie Assel, GPC and Julie Alsup, GPC guide participants in a deep dive into evidence-based programming, specifically what this means, and how your organization can demonstrate the evidence level of your program, model, or services. They’ll also show how to deconstruct the programs, strategies, techniques of your organizations and tie them to evidence-based models or research-based strategies. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • A definition of commonly-used terms, including levels 
  • How to effectively describe evidence, including sample language for funders, and programs not based on specific evidence-based models
  • Examples of meaningful responses and how to tie anecdotal data with evidence-based research 
  • How to demonstrate modifications made to specific evidence-based models or research-based strategies 
  • Additional areas to cite evidence other than your program design 


GPC Competencies:

Competency 2: Knowledge of organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking

  • Skill 3:  Identify methods for assisting organizations to implement practices that advance grant readiness.


Competency 3: Knowledge of strategies for effective program and project design and development

  • Skill 7:  Identify design and development decisions used to create the program/project that are data-based.  


Competency 4: Knowledge of how to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application

  • Skill 4:  Identify and cite accurate and appropriate data sources to support proposal narratives
  • Skill 6:  Identify proposal-writing approaches, styles, tones, and formats appropriate for proposing organizations and various audiences.


Target Audience: 

Development Directors, Grant Writers, Program Managers, Executive Directors, Fundraising Coordinators, Grant Administrators, Grant Coordinators, Grant Proposal Managers, Program Coordinators, Program Directors, Program Managers, Project Managers


Level of Experience: Intermediate/Advanced

Presented By: Julie Assel, GPC and Julie Alsup, GPC

Date Recorded: September 25, 2018


Part One: 37:24

Part Two: 40:18

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Impact of Evidence-Based Programming

    • Welcome: Let's Get Started

    • Impact of Evidence-Based Programming on Grant Writing and Funding: Part 1 of 2

    • Impact of Evidence-Based Programming on Grant Writing and Funding: Part 2 of 2