Inspiring Impact Scotland
Forthcoming Network events
Sharing tools for evaluation
Tuesday 27st March 2018
Where: Glasgow (venue tbc)
Maybe you’ve successfully adapted existing evaluation methods to suit the needs of your project, or perhaps you’ve involved your project participants in creating the right tools for the job. Or is it that you just need a spot of inspiration? Come along to our evaluation tools exchange. Bring your experiences of when evaluation worked well- and what you used to get it done- and share and learn from others.
Who it is for: Anyone in the third sector who has a role that involves project evaluation and would like to get some new ideas about different methods and tools for evaluating their work.
Sharing news and feedback from your evaluation
When: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Where: Edinburgh (Hanover Conference Centre)
Description: So you’ve evaluated your work and written up your findings in a report. Who needs to know what you’ve been doing and how well you’ve been doing it? Your funders, project participants, colleagues and volunteers, the communities you work in - a range of people will be interested in different aspects of your work.
This workshop will help you think through the ‘who, what why and how’ of communicating your evaluation findings beyond the written report, including strategies for telling people about when things didn’t go as well as you’d hoped.
Who it is for: Anyone in the third sector who has a role that involves project evaluation or communicating evaluation findings.
For a flavour of what happens at our networking events check out the Storify of the December 2017 workshop!
Scottish charities face many of the same challanges as their peers across the UK, but operate in a different context, and do not always have the opportunity to access and learn about good practice from the rest of the UK.
ESS will share learning about impact measurement and reporting from Scotland to enhance the Inspiring Impact programme. ESS will also ensure that Inspiring Impact products are accessible and appropriate for Scottish organisations.
The Inspiring Impact 2017/2018 work plan includes:
- running a programme of networking events where participants can explore tricky topics of embedding evaluation and impact measurement
- Getting others on board (volunteers, trustees, colleagues)
- Sharing tools and methods for impact measurement
- Feeding back and sharing impact – including how to be honest and how to share your evaluation findings with service users
- producing accessible learning resources in the form of impact good practice case studies
- trialling online networking to help third sector organisations share practice and learn from each other
If you have advice, learning or examples that you would like to share with us please get in touch with Louise Bowen.
Interested in embedding impact practice in evaluation in your organisation? Check out these case studies:
Inspiring Impact Scotland is part of the UK-wide Inspiring Impact programme.
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