Goal identification

  • Identify target population
  • Identify needs of target population

Project objectives

  • List specific measurable outcomes based on goals 


  • Selected strategies or action steps to achieve objectives

Evaluation Process

  • Report actions and outcomes — Quarterly reports, data collection
  • Assess findings and goals
  • Adjust strategies or objectives to achieve amended goals and objectives

Levels of Partnership/Collaboration

  • Partnership: Shared resources, consensus decision making, equality and mutuality, same goals, formal arrangements
  • Collaboration: Pooled resources (but what each brings to the effort is identifiable), negotiated decision making, some shared goals and some separate goals
  • Cooperation: Help each other attain their own goals (though there may be some commonality)
  • Networking: Sharing information, few or no common resources, little or no shared decision making, informal agreements