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Case Study: An example of an inclusive evaluation using Comic Life

Lead Scotland used Comic Life. an app which helps you turn photographs into stories, to evaluate with a group of disabled people who had been participating in an ICT class which had integrated literacies support.

Case study: CrossReach - Embedding evaluation in several projects

In this case study Tanya Anderson from CrossReach tells the story of how evaluation was embedded into several Children and Families projects.

Case study: Evaluation Champions help embed evaluation

Who Cares? Scotland developed organisational evaluation champions to help embed evaluation throughout their organisation. This case study gives you handy tips if you are interested in how to embed good evaluation practice.

Case Study: Evaluation for small projects - Training Connections

It can be hard to make the time for evaluation. But this case study shows that even projects with just one member of staff can do it.

Case Study: Fife Young Carers keeps evaluation simple

This case study shows how Fife Young Carers used the learning from ESS workshops to build simple evaluation systems and get everyone in their organisation on board.

Case Study: Hidden Gardens creative evaluation

Traditional evaluation methods may not be appropriate for community activities. This case study shows how The Hidden Gardens uses creative and inclusive methods to prove the difference they make.

Case Study: Improving reporting to funders - Youth Borders

Local youth groups in the Scottish Borders were not telling the full story of the effectiveness of services, focussing more on numbers than the difference they made. So we supported Youth Borders to create a successful outcome focussed report for Scottish Borders Council. This case study explains what we did ...

Case study: Installing a new database - ESS's experience

Why collect all that great feedback in creative and engaging ways if it can't be easily used for process improvement and reporting on outcomes? In this case study you hear about ESS's experience of commissioning and implementing a new database to meet our organisation's specific needs for gathering and storing ...

Case study: Involvement in A Stitch in Time? learning programme

Theodora Hidalgo, Pilton Equalities Project tells her story about her involvement in one of the learning sets for our learning programme A Stitch in Time? She talks about what her organisation got out of being part of the programme, and how she has used the learning, in particular, she says ...

Case Study: Involving Service users in setting outcomes - ARC Scotland

This case study shows how ARC Scotland involved service users in setting outcomes for service commissioning by Aberdeenshire Council. It is an edited version of a longer case study written by Jackie Taylor of ARC Scotland. It looks at how service users with learning disabilities were involved and shows it ...

Case Study: Young Scot

This case study shows how Young Scot developed measurable outcomes that worked for the whole organisation and a strategy to evaluate the outcomes.

Evaluation Matters to Home Link

In this short video case study, Paula Swanston from Home Link Family Support in Edinburgh explains how they did just that. We interviewed Paula a few months after a colleague attended ESS’s core workshops. Paula describes the benefits for all concerned, starting with an explanation of why evaluation was important ...

Includem shows how to use evaluation and evidence

The link below takes you to a case study prepared by our friends at IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services). The case study shows how Includem, a charity working with vulnerable, high risk and challenging young people, uses evidence and evaluation in their day to day work. ...

Inspiring Impact Case Study: Children 1st

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s charity. They help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, they support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover. Find out how Inspiring Impact helped them ...

Inspiring Impact Case Study: Macrobert Arts Centre

Macrobert Arts Centre, based on the University of Stirling campus, offers a busy programme of live, film and creative learning events across the Forth Valley. Read to find out how Inspiring Impact help them improve their impact practice.

Inspiring Impact: A Good Practice Case Study Report - What good impact measurement looks like

This case study report is one of the outputs of the Inspiring Impact programme. The content of the report draws on formal research and face-to-face interviews with individuals from Scottish charities, who have responsibility for measuring the impact of their organisation’s work.