Unwritten grant management rule #7. Quantify but not just in terms of the evaluation measures in the grant. Try to go beyond that. Think in terms of how many new jobs were created (if you hired new people with the grant funds); how many contractors were put to work; the efficiency of the grant dollars in terms of cost per person served (if you can use that metric). Those are a few examples. Thing big picture. If you’re going to report your success to your congressman or senator, contact one of their staff members first to find out what data is important to them.