BTOP Projects at Work: Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs

Grant funding can provide essential supports to libraries and non-profits in the face of frozen or shrinking budgets. But without proper metrics, it can be difficult to determine the usefulness and efficacy of funded resources. A non-profit agency in Washington and a library in Maine are two examples of organizations that have developed ways to assess the materials and programming provided by NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant funding.

Highly Contagious

There's a nasty cold making its germ-infested way from person to person here in Kansas City and despite washing my hands 20 times per day and eating Vitamin C like candy, it has at last caught up to me. Luckily, I telecommute so am still able to work without needing to worry about spreading the bug to coworkers. While I don't like contagious colds, I do love infectious ideas and I need to thank my friend Chris Jowaisas (MaintainIT Steering Committee member)  for my latest  bout of curiosity.The topic?? Believe it or not, it's evaluations and metrics.