“A5cend helped us apply to Reaching Communities and did a great job. The A5cend staff were very knowledgeable about what Reaching Communities wanted to hear, so were very good at ensuring we collected the right information. They collected a lot of data from our local communities and the application was very informative.”
“Through working with A5cend our questionnaires have improved. We’ve got better at asking the right questions to help us see if we’re achieving the desired outcomes and outputs. A5cend also produced a very workable and user-friendly database, which we’ve found to be an excellent tool to collect data.”
A new funding partnership
Reaching Communities were very happy to hear that SPYP had appointed an external party to assist with monitoring and evaluating their project, because they felt it improves the quality of the evaluation and offers a more objective perspective.
“Both Reaching Communities and other funders were happy that we were using external evaluators. It also makes us more professional, which will hopefully help us to get better funding and resources in future.”