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Our training, resources and support will help you to ensure that:

  • Everyone is on board with your evaluation process, and
  • You have clear statements about the outcomes of your project or organisation.
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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 November 2020, Virtual

Resources for Setting outcomes & indicators

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What is an outcome?

Listen to Shona Wells, Training Officer explain what outcomes in one minute!

 

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How to write an outcome

Shona Wells, Training Officer talks you through writing an outcome in one minute!

 

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What is an indicator?


Grace Robertson, Training Officer at Evaluation Support Scotland explains indicators in less than one minute!

 

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Working out what to measure: setting indicators

 

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Evaluation tool

Evaluation tool

Big Picture Route Map

This visual tool can help participants reflect on their current situation and to help start discussions on next steps.

Evaluation tool

Weaver's Triangle

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

Video

Video

Choosing the right evaluation methods

Shona Wells, ESS Training Officer talks about what to consider when choosing an evaluation method that is right for you ...

Video

How to write an outcome

Shona Wells, Training Officer talks you through writing an outcome in one minute!

Video

Outcomes everywhere but which are mine? - webinar

Webinar: 'Outcomes everywhere but which are mine?' took place on 2nd March 2020.

Video

What is an indicator?

Grace Robertson, Training Officer at Evaluation Support Scotland explains indicators in less than one minute!

Video

What is an outcome?

Listen to Shona Wells, Training Officer explain what is an outcome, in one minute!

ESS support guide

ESS support guide

ESS Support Guide 1a Setting outcomes

This guide helps you work out what your outcomes are and how to write them.

ESS support guide

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

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

ESS support guide

ESS Support Guide 1c - Developing a Logic Model

This guide comes out of work that we did with funding from NHS Health Scotland around logic modelling.

Evaluation guide

Evaluation guide

Evaluating Community Projects - A Practical Guide

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

Case study

Case study

Setting Outcomes Case Study - We're all on the same page now! (Music 4 U)

Music 4 U talks about the range of evaluation support that helped them get to grips with evaluation.

Other Resources

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mapping personal outcomes to project-level outcomes

In this blog Shona Wells, ESS Training Officer talks about how she helps third sector organisations see a way to ...

The W.K Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

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

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