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Walking the Talk

ESS facilitated a short-life learning set to explore how funders influence policy and practice in Scotland and how to evaluate that influencing work.

From this work the group created Walking the talk: A guide for funders on how we evaluate our policy and practice influencing work.

Walking the talk is a resource for other funders, which includes:

  • a logic model for policy and practice influencing work;
  • evaluation tools;
  • good practice tips for doing influencing work well, and
  • funders' case studies.


This work was funded through a grant from The Robertson Trust.  The funders involved are The Robertson Trust, Big Lottery Fund, Carnegie UK Trust,  Inspiring Scotland, Life Changes Trust, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland Partnership Drugs Initiative and the Voluntary Action Fund. 

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