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Understanding intermediaries' impact

Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) is working with national third sector intermediaries about how they measure and report on their impact.  We undertook a small scoping study between January and March 2017 to gather information about what support, if any, national third sector intermediaries need.  The study involved desk research to identify relevant work done previously and one to one conversations with intermediaries and a few relevant Scottish Government officials.

On July 24th 2017 presented a discussion paper to a seminar of intermediaries and officials who feedback thier views and gave suggestions to shape the next steps.  Read the report here.

The report includes:

             What next?

We will analyse the feedback. and depending on what the sector tells us it wants and needs, this work may continue, for example, with a learning set to create an intermediaries logic model and evaluation framework.

Defining national third sector intermediaries: ‘a third sector organisation whose members are other third sector organisations and whose role (partly or wholly) is to represent and support those members’. To avoid confusion this does not include Third Sector Interfaces.


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