This section will help you to:
- Use your findings to communicate what you have learnt, and
- Change your practice.
Resources for Acting on your learning
Look through these resources on acting on your learning.
ESS Support Guide
ESS Support Guide 4.1: Using what you learn from evaluation
This support guide explains the many different ways you can use evaluation for example to get better at what you do, to engage service users, or to secure funding.
ESS Support Guide 4b Reflective practice
In this support guide there are suggestions of tools to prompt reflective practice.
Evaluating Community Projects – A Practical Guide
These guidelines were developed to help 20 community and voluntary organisations to evaluate their work.
Learning from evaluation
Guide for people in the third sector who want to make better use of evidence and insight to identify learning about what works, for who and in what circumstances.
Does Your Money Make a Difference? (2010)
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
Explaining the difference your project makes: A big guide to using an outcomes approach
This guide sets out some of the main steps that you will have to take to plan and manage a project using an outcomes approach.
The W.K Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook
This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. The Handbook also provides background reading on logic models. The Handbook identifies four steps
Case Study: Age Scotland
This case study is about how a series of support sessions with ESS helped Age Scotland set organisational outcomes and create a new evaluation toolkit for the whole organisation.
Case Study: Evaluating public engagement work (The School of Life Sciences, Dundee University)
The School of Life Sciences at University of Dundee show how they evaluate public engagement activities.
Case Study: Our evaluation story (The School of Life Sciences, Dundee University)
The School of Life Sciences, Dundee University received tailored support from Evaluation Support Scotland to complete a logic model and set outcomes.
Making use of learning from evaluation findings
If you would like to see examples of how others are making use of learning from evaluation findings to change their practice or influence policy and practice, visit Learning from Evaluation.