Chris Sissons

Community Project Development Support

Quote of the month

September 2013

I'm working on a replacement for this site. Follow my progress at Community Web Design. This is an experimental site, watch out for the launch of the finished site in the near future. 

Chris Sissons

Ask Chris

1 January 2013

  • Why do we evaluate projects?
  • Do we need to collect evidence?
  • How do we collect it?
  • For whom?
  • When?
  • What do we do with it?
  • Will pictures of the event suffice?
  • Who should be involved?
  • How long should it take?
  • Examples of doing evaluations
  • Examples of bad practice
  • Examples of good practice
  • What would be the needs of the funders?
  • How long do we keep it?
  • Will it just gather dust on the shelf?

Charlie, W Yorkshire

Go to Ask Chris for my answer.


Support for Community Projects

Does your organisation need help with business planning?

Or do you need a funding strategy?


Do you need to get the measure of your neighbourhood?

Or your organisation's role in it?


Do you need to make contact with local people?

And how can they have a real say in your project?


Are you frustrated by conflict you can't explain?

Or do you think the conflict is down to your own actions?


Do you need help with marketing your project?

And do you have a website that works for your project?



If you have answered 'yes' to any of these questions, there may be help for you on this site. A lot depends upon sound preparation but even the best planned projects encounter unexpected difficulties. Through this site I offer ideas and suggestions for project development in community and church settings based upon the reality of your unique situation. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact me. My aim is to help you and/or your organisation think through your project's development and the problems it encounters during its lifetime.

Take a look at the Services page to find out about the types of support I can offer. I appreciate a challenge so whether or not you can find what you're looking for, do make contact and we can have a conversation. I offer 30 years of experience in community-based planning and project development both locally and nationally. So, I know what questions to ask and some of them will be tough! Visit the About Chris page to find out more about my experience.

Free Stuff on this Site

Don't miss the keynote article. These articles will address contemporary issues in community-based project development. If you have ideas for articles, please contact me and I will be happy to consider offers of articles too!

Ask a question related to project development and I’ll post it with my answer. Visit Ask Chris to see the latest questions and answers.

And of course, quote of the month at the top of every page ... suggestions for new quotes will be most welcome and if I receive enough, it might become 'Quote of the Week'!