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Building mutually beneficial relationships - Top tips for Funders

In 2014 a group of seven projects funded by the ALLIANCE Self Management IMPACT Fund came together with fund staff to explore and share experiences of how funders and funded projects can build mutually beneficial relationships. The group met three times and was facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland. Here are ...

Does Your Money Make a Difference?

The second edition of this publication by CES’ Does Your Money Make a Difference? This monitoring and evaluation good practice guide for funders was originally developed from a study for the National Audit Office and has now been fully revised and updated to include key current issues such as proportionate ...

Evidence is confidence: How to create a richer evidential tapestry

This briefing looks at the role of evidence when replicating a service, exploring: The need to go beyond evidence of impact to assess effective replication, how evidence can give confidence in the effectiveness of a service, the different questions that need to be asked when replicating, and the evidence needed ...

Funders singing the same song!

We’ve worked with members of the Scotland Funders Forum to produce the Evaluation Declaration. This has 5 statements that describe why monitoring, evaluation and reporting are important and what they should achieve. Funders are saying they believe evaluation is valuable, relevant, proportionate, supported and involves looking from the inside and ...

Getting the best from the third sector: A toolkit for managing funding relationships and funding schemes

This toolkit is for Scottish Government officials with responsibility for managing funding relationships with third sector organisations. This toolkit was developed by Third Sector Unit and Evaluation Support Scotland and it has been tested with officials.

Harmonising Reporting

Research on reporting found that funders don’t always get what they need from the reports they receive and that voluntary organisations can find the reporting process burdensome. So in response to this a group of funders and funded organisations got together to look at reporting. The work was facilitated by ...

Life Changes Trust Evaluation Toolkit

The toolkit has been developed primarily as a resource for staff at the Life Changes Trust and for the prospective applicants and organisations that are funded by Life changes Trust. However this toolkit is also available for use and comment by other interested parties. The website gives access to a ...

Making measures work for your outcomes and evaluation

This free downloadable guide is one of a series for funders on evaluation produced by this American organisation. Others include Mapping Change using a theory of change to guide planning and evaluation, Learning together collaborative inquiry among grant makers and grantees, Participatory action research involving “all the players” in evaluation ...

Mapping Change using a theory of change to guide planning and evaluation

This free downloadable guide is one in a series for funders on evaluation produced by this American organisation. Others include, making measures work for you outcomes and evaluation, Learning together collaborative inquiry among grant makers and grantees, Participatory action research involving “all the players” in evaluation and change and Getting ...

Walking the talk: A guide for funders on how we evaluate our policy and practice influencing work

Walking the talk is a guide produced by funders on how funders evaluate their policy and practice influencing work. This practical resource helps funders: • Explore how funders use evidence to influence policy and practice outside their organisations • Evaluate the difference made by their influencing work