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Setting outcomes & indicators

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Getting started: Outcomes and Indicators

Need to show the difference you make and don’t know where to start? Want to ... Read more
3 May 2018, Glasgow

Getting started: Outcomes and Indicators

Need to show the difference you make and don’t know where to start? Want to ... Read more
9 August 2018, Perth

Getting started: Outcomes and Indicators

Need to show the difference you make and don’t know where to start? Want to ... Read more
20 September 2018, Inverness

Resources for Setting outcomes & indicators

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ESS support guides

ESS Support Guide 1c - Developing a Logic Model

This guide comes out of work that we did with funding from NHS Health Scotland to help build understanding about ... Read More

ESS Support Guide 1a Setting outcomesNEW

This guide helps you work out what your outcomes are and how to write them. It clarifies the connection between ... Read More

ESS Support Guide 1b Working out what to measure (Setting indicators for your outcomes)NEW

This guide explains ways to develop and use indicators to help you measure your outcomes. Read More

Evaluation methods and tools

Big Picture Route Map

This cartoon map has different vehicles, routes and characters. This visual tool can help participants reflect on their current situation ... Read More

Weaver's Triangle

This tool can help you to clarify the impact you want to make and separate your aims, outcomes and activities. ... Read More

Resources by area/field of work

LEAP - A model for participatory planning and evaluation in community learning and development (2007)

LEAP stands for Learning, Evaluation and Planning. There are a number of versions of the LEAP framework. This online resource ... Read More

Resources by theme

Explaining the difference your project makes: A big guide to using an outcomes approach

This guide from BIG Lottery Fund sets out some of the main steps that you will have to take to ... Read More

First Steps in Monitoring and Evaluation

This guide has been developed particularly for small voluntary organisations and those with limited experience of monitoring and evaluation. It ... Read More

Prove and Improve (2008)

This guide offers a starting point for exploring evaluation - and in particular, self evaluation of outcomes. Published by Community ... Read More

The W.K Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. Read More

Your Project and its Outcomes

This popular booklet has been written for trustees, staff and volunteers who are involved in planning, monitoring and evaluating their ... Read More

Evaluation challenges resources

Case Study: Involving Service users in setting outcomes - ARC Scotland

This case study shows how ARC Scotland involved service users in setting outcomes for service commissioning by Aberdeenshire Council. It ... Read More

Evaluating Community Projects - A Practical Guide

A general guide to evaluating community projects from Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Read More

Case studies

Case Study: Young Scot (Setting outcomes)

This case study shows how Young Scot developed measurable outcomes that worked for the whole organisation and a strategy to ... Read More