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Building mutually beneficial relationships - Top tips for Funders

Top tips for funders about building mutually beneficial relationships between funder and funded organisations.

Does Your Money Make a Difference? (2010)

Good practice in monitoring and evaluation for funders guide.

Evidence is confidence: How to create a richer evidential tapestry

This briefing looks at the role of evidence when replicating a service and explores: 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 ...

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 (2016)

This online 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.

Making measures work for you: outcomes and evaluation (2006)

This free downloadable guide is one of a series for funders on evaluation produced by Grantcraft, an American organisation.

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 Grantcraft, an American organisation.

Walking the talk: A guide for funders on how we evaluate our policy and practice influencing work (2016)

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