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Registration open for grant-writers’ course (April 16)


Successful grant management often begins at the end, with setting up clear criteria for evaluation at the project’s conclusion. However, establishing measures, indicators of success, and goals can be a challenge to even the most accomplished grant-writers.

On Friday, April 16, community organizations and individuals are invited to attend a Data & Evaluation Training entitled “Learn to Evaluate Your Project & Increase Your Opportunities for Funding,” led by representatives from the National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute (CADCA).

The full-day workshop is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, at the cost of $10 per person including continental breakfast, lunch, parking and training materials.

“Evaluation is the most effective tool to continue current funding and attract new funders,” said Lori Eldridge of the North Hawaii Drug-Free Coalition. “Everyone can benefit from learning to establish an evaluation plan before your project begins. Success is a powerful motivator.”

This course is a follow-up to last summer’s two-day CADCA coalition training, but is open to everybody, Eldridge said.

“It’s designed to help anyone who wants to learn about evaluation basics,” she said.

Anyone who is looking for funding for an event or project will find that evaluation is a common requirement. Course topic areas include the five functions of evaluation, creating an evaluation plan, the spectrum of evidence needed, developing a logic model, and pulling it all together.

Sponsors include Five Mountains Hawaii, Hawaii County Mayor’s Office, Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Healing Our Island Community Fund, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the CADCA Institute, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, AVS Audio Visual Services.

Registration forms are available on line at or call the NHDFC office in Waimea, 887-1281.

The North Hawaii Drug-Free Coalition, a project of Five Mountains Hawaii, is a regional volunteer organization committed to developing strong, sustaining relationships for Healthy Communities Choosing to Live Drug Free.

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