All our projects collaborate with an embedded evaluator who works like a critical reporter, who sees in real time as we build and critically reflects back. This allows for a more agile, real time response that is still critical.
In addition to evaluation, we write extensively and honestly about each and every project. The act of writing forces a different kind of reflection, one more analytical and slower than data or real time feedback can supply. This is more of a case study, autopsy or after action report than a grant report. Our goal is not to describe our results to a funder, but to reflect on what we learned that was novel and unexpected, whether we succeeded or not.