What Can an Evaluator Do For You and Your Project?
An evaluator can be an integral partner on your project, helping you make your project as successful and effective as possible. Your evaluator can, and in my opinion should be an integral part of your management team, as a sounding board, an objective voice, and another lens through which you can view your project. An evaluator will make observations, offer suggestions, brainstorm with you, help tell your story to your stakeholders, and demonstrate the quality and successes of your program. Finally, an evaluator who is external to your organization can provide an additional degree of objectivity that enhances the credibility of your findings.