Non-ESS Self- evaluation guides
A Guide to evaluation by the Big Lottery Fund
This short guide to evaluation written by Big Lottery Fund includes lots of tips about what evaluation is all about at Big Lottery Fund and ways to plan your project evaluation from the start. It has details of useful sources of support.
Case study: 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.
Data Protection Act
All the information you need on the Data Protection Act.
Evaluation: Practical Guidelines - A guide for evaluating public engagement activities (2011)
This guide is for researchers who want to evaluate their public engagement activities such as public lectures, talks and debates, shows and festivals.
Explaining the difference your project makes: A big guide to using an outcomes approach
This guide from BIG Lottery Fund sets out some of the main steps that you will have to take to plan and manage a project using an outcomes approach.
First Steps in Monitoring and Evaluation
This guide has been developed particularly for small voluntary organisations and those with limited experience of monitoring and evaluation. It introduces a five-step approach based on: Recognising your aims and objectives, Identifying performance indicators, Monitoring and making an evaluative judgement about your project. The booklet uses the example of a ...
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.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Evaluation Resource Pack (2009)
This pack from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation takes the reader through the whole process of evaluation. It is clearly written and well explained, covering the pros and cons of a large variety of evaluation methods.
Prove and Improve (2008)
This guide offers a starting point for exploring evaluation - and in particular, self evaluation of outcomes. Published by Community Evaluation Northern Ireland and funded by the Big Lottery.
The W.K Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook
This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool.