InternetNZ, is the not-for profit agency responsible for administering.nz domain names. It provides grants community-based organisations that help increase the benefits of the Internet in Aotearoa.
InternetNZ engaged Standard of Proof to build evaluative capability and assist grantees to determine the impact of their initiatives measured against the Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua Digital Inclusion Outcomes Measurement Framework. The framework focuses on for key outcomes: increased motivation, increased access, increased skills and increased trust.
InternetNZ called for proposals from organisations aiming to address one or more of the key outcome areas. Successful grantees received funding to assist them in delivering their respective initiatives. Most of the grantees were not-for-profit, volunteer staffed organisations with limited resources for undertaking robust evaluations on their own.
Building evaluation capacity for InternetNZ grantees
Standard of Proof’s provided evaluation design workshops, hands on evaluation planning as well as review and advice on survey design, evidence collection and management and reporting. Weekly face to face or video sessions were provided by Standard of Proof as well as feedback on draft documents. Standard of Proof also produced a series of supportive resources. These included an evaluation ‘tool kit’ for use in designing evaluations, a webinar introducing grantees to the essentials of evaluation planning, a series of hands-on workshops during which grantees were able to map out their outcomes and identify indicators and measures. Grantees found these workshops to be particularly effective, that they were more capable of designing and delivering evaluations and could more effectively report on the impact of their projects to donors.
We are proud to have supported Internet New Zealand and the NGO grantees to build their evaluative capabilities and support the achievement of their goals.