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Determine processes for collecting and sharing data about key contractor metrics and workforce development activities.

Solidify your program strategy and decide which customers you will focus on; what products, services, and support you will provide; and how you will partner with contractors and others to deliver services to your customers.

Support and partner with the workforce who will deliver your program’s energy efficiency services by understanding their capacity, recruiting contractor partners, enabling technical training and business development support, fostering clear communication, and refining program processes over time, in partnership with your workforce.

Communicate pertinent results of evaluations to program staff, partners, and stakeholders.

Identify and implement systems and tools that will support data collection and data quality necessary for effective evaluation.

Develop a strategy for communicating program impacts and benefits to key audiences to create and sustain support and engagement.

Establish metrics and measurement strategies for understanding whether you are effectively achieving your program goals and meeting your customers’ needs, while identifying areas that can be improved.

Develop evidence-based insights into your program’s performance through third-party process and impact evaluations. Learn how to develop effective data collection strategies and timely evaluations to identify important program achievements as well as opportunities for making program improvements.

Determine if enhancements to existing financing products or the development of new products are necessary to allow you to achieve your goals and objectives.

Survey existing and potential demand for energy efficiency products and services based on an understanding of policies, housing and energy characteristics, demographics, related initiatives and other market actors.

Define your business model, including market position, products and services, type of customers, financial model, governance structure, and the assets and infrastructure your organization needs.