SOURCE: 100 and Change Scoring (see also)

MEANINGFUL (0-5) Is the proposal bold? Does it seek to solve an important and urgent problem? Will the proposed solution significantly improve the condition of the target beneficiaries and result in broad public benefit?
0 - Failed to present an adequate, well-timed solution to a substantive problem; delivered a marginal level of improvement without considering local conditions; no public benefit.
1 - Described a cautious solution to a problem that lacks scope or timeliness; attempted to meet basic needs and addressed some local conditions; some public benefit.
2 - Presented an appropriate solution to a serious and pressing problem; met needs of beneficiaries with an understanding of local conditions; noteworthy public benefit
3 - Conveyed an effective solution to a difficult and dire problem; strived to overcome local conditions and to ensure conditions improve; significant public benefit.
4 - Illustrated a powerful solution to a compelling and crucial problem; reached an ambitious but realistic level of impact that maximized improvements; profound public benefit.
5 - Illustrated a powerful solution to a compelling and crucial problem; reached an ambitious but realistic level of impact that maximized improvements; profound public benefit.

VERIFIABLE (0-5) Does the proposal present evidence that the solution has previously yielded practical and concrete results? Does the proposed solution rely on existing methodology, technology, and/or provable science?
0 - Failed to provide evidence of effectiveness or depended upon an untested methodology, technology, and/or unproven science.
1 - Showed some signs of effectiveness but evidence is unconvincing; methodology, technology, and/or science was unreliable.
2 - Established reasonable record of effectiveness; methodology, technology, and/or science was reliable and dependable.
3 - Demonstrated a credible and effective solution; employed methodology, technology, and/or science with predictable results.
4 - Grounded in authentic, certifiable results that can be easily replicated; universally recognized methodology, technology, and/or science.
5 - Grounded in authentic, certifiable results that can be easily replicated; universally recognized methodology, technology, and/or science.

FEASIBLE (0-5) Does the team have the skills, capacity, and experience to deliver the proposed solution? Do the budget and project plan align with a realistic understanding of the costs and tasks to implement the proposed solution?
0 - Failed to offer a cohesive team with capabilities to deliver the proposed solution; presented an impractical budget and/or project plan.
1 - Described a team with basic abilities but lacking in knowledge or training; offered an insufficient budget and/or project plan.
2 - Proposed a competent, qualified team with clear strengths; presented a realistic budget and project plan with sufficient attention to detail.
3 - Delivered a team of accomplished professionals with a record of success; budget and project plan were detailed, measurable, and cost effective.
4 - Led by a team of seasoned experts who have achieved remarkable results; budget and project plan were grounded in successful past performance.
5 - Led by a team of seasoned experts who have achieved remarkable results; budget and project plan were grounded in successful past performance.
DURABLE (0-5) Does the team propose a solution that has staying power? Is there a plan in place to support the resolution of the problem, including any need for ongoing support, if necessary?
0 - Offered a short-lived solution to meet basic needs that will expire over time and/or will require continuous support.
1 - Offered a solution that may persist but failed to present convincing sustainability and/or a plan for support.
2 - Focused on a reliable solution with a clear pathway toward sustainability; presented a sufficient plan for support.
3 - Proposed an enduring solution with proven results; articulated a detailed method of maintaining support.
4 - Demonstrated a perpetual solution with recognized and lasting results; described a compelling support model.
5 - Demonstrated a perpetual solution with recognized and lasting results; described a compelling support model.