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Our Philosophy:
Meaningful Monitoring

At the Vander Weele Group, our work is guided by a philosophy we call Meaningful Monitoring. Meaningful Monitoring  is a mindset, a skill set, and a strategic approach to grants monitoring that asks not only if programs are compliant and meeting objectives, but whether they are meeting them well. It's possible for a program to meet all its legal obligations and still fail to achieve its mission.

Meaningful Monitoring:


  • Systematizes compliance processes so leadership can focus on what’s important

  • Identifies program improvements rooted in practitioners’ perspectives

  • Reveals obstacles to success not easily captured by quantitative data alone

  • Promotes technical assistance, grantee training, and non-punitive plans for improvement*

  • Captures and shares best practices, successful strategies, and resources

*Except in cases of fraud, waste, and abuse or other violations of federal and state law.

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