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'Examples of our work' case studies

The following case studies are examples of the way ESS works with third sector organisations and funders. Each organisation tells their own story about their evaluation journey and how they are evaluating successfully.

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Girlguiding Scotland: Understanding the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ of evaluation NEW

This case study by Girlguiding Scotland is about how to embed evaluation across an organisation who are dependent on volunteers.

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Setting Outcomes Case Study - Taking a team approach to develop a theory of change (The Ecology Centre)

The Ecology Centre talks about how working as a team can help develop good evaluation practice.

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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.

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Evaluation planning at the start of a project can give unexpected benefits (Waverley Care)

Waverley Care's experience on the benefits of planning evaluation at the start of a project.

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Evaluation planning - The value of extended tailored support (Shared Care Scotland)

Shared Care Scotland talks about how extended tailored support helped them improve their evaluation planning.

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Embedding Evaluation Case Study: Consultation and involvement: Using staff experience to inform evaluation systems (Victim Support Scotland)

Victim Support Scotland on the importance of consulting staff at all levels to improve the evaluation systems of an organisation.

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Embedding Evaluation Case Study: Evaluation Champions help embed evaluation (Who Cares? Scotland)

Who Cares? Scotland developed organisational evaluation champions to help embed evaluation throughout their organisation. This case study gives you handy ...

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Evaluating a helpline Case Study - Measuring the impact of a remote service (Pain Concern)

Pain Concern on the steps they took in order to capture the difference their telephone helpline makes for people living ...

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Evaluating public engagement work (University of Dundee)

The School of Life Sciences at University of Dundee show how they evaluate public engagement activities.

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Funders and funded relationships Case Study: ESS working in partnership with funders (The ALLIANCE)

The ALLIANCE commissioned Evaluation Support Scotland to provide workshops and support to third sector organisations funded through Self Management IMPACT ...

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Funders and funded relationships case study: Doing something different to feedback to our funders (Lightburn Elderly Association Project)

Lightburn Elderly Association Project talks about how making a video helped them to tell their story to their funder, Big ...

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Funders and funded relationships case study: Clear communication and constructive feedback (Befrienders Highland)

Befrienders Highland on how funders can support funded organisations during the application stage and reporting.

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Funders and funded relationships Case Study: Adapting project outcomes if things don't initially work out (CHANGES Community Health Project)

CHANGES Community Health Project talks about how their learning throughout their project helped them to improve their service and how ...

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Intermediaries Impact case study - Planning for impact (Learning Link Scotland)

Learning Link Scotland on how it used ‘A resource for understanding intermediaries’ impact’ as part of a planning day

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Intermediaries Impact case study - Developing a strategy for impact (Befriending Networks)

Befriending Networks talks about how they used ‘a resource for understanding intermediaries’ impact’ to develop their organisation’s strategy

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Intermediaries Impact Case Study - Developing a monitoring and evaluation strategy (Self-directed Support Scotland)

Self-directed Support Scotland talks about they used ‘A resource for understanding intermediaries’ impact’ to develop their monitoring and evaluation strategy.

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Intermediaries Impact Case Study - Developing a framework for external evaluation (Scottish Mentoring Network)

Scottish Mentoring Network on how they used ‘A resource for understanding intermediaries’ impact’ to evaluate their organisation.

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'Measuring what matters' case study - RoSPA

RoSPA on using the Measuring what matters framework to help evaluate the impact of their water safety workshops with partners.

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User Involvement Case Study: Championing evaluation - YoMo

YoMo Health Champions show the benefits of involving young people in evaluation.

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User Involvement Case Study: Getting evaluation done without lots of moans and groans! - SWYDT

Springhall and Whitlawburn Youth Development Team show how they involved young people in evaluation.

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User Involvement Case Study: Music to my ears - Beatroute Arts

Where We Belong, run by Beatroute Arts in Balornock in North East Glasgow provides young people from the area with ...

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User Involvement Case Study: The power of the emoji - Gowrie

Gowrie Care's Streets Ahead service show how the organisation involved their service users in evaluation.

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User Involvement Case Study: Youth Ambassadors leading on evaluation - RASAC

Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Perth and Kinross (RASAC P&K) on how they involved their Youth Ambassadors to help evaluate ...

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User Involvement Case Study: Getting the balance right - SWYDT

Springhall and Whitlawburn Youth Development Team has been supporting young people to take the lead on evaluation since 2018, with ...

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