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Autumn Newsletter 2020

See our Activities and Impact Report 2019/2020, our new logic modelling webinar and more from ESS View this newsletter here.


Flexibility and adaptability sums up ESS’s 2019/2020

ESS’s Activities and Impact Report 2019/2020 highlights how we are flexible and adaptable in meeting the needs of the organisations we support. We worked with a total of 618 organisations last year! The report details the difference we made to third sector organisations and

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ESS Funder Newsletter August 2020

It’s been a while since we last sent a newsletter to you. We thought this was a good time to update you with evaluation news for funders which we thought


ESS and TSRF Summer 2020 newsletters

It’s easy to miss new resources with so many links posted online since lockdown. For a quick round-up of what’s new with Evaluation Support Scotland and the Third Sector Research


Focus on staying connected

ESS Depute Director Diane Kennedy writes about our A Sitch in Time resources that can help organisations evaluating services that aim to connect people. Iriss has recently produced an evidence review in


Still stitching…

ESS Depute Director Diane Kennedy talks about how our A Stitch in Time? series of resources can be helpful to third sector organisations in Covid-19 times A few years ago,


Learning from evaluation to inform the future

As you continue to adapt your services in the time of Covid-19, keeping up with simple evaluation is key to gathering data and learning to inform your future. Simple evaluation

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ESS Summer Newsletter 2020

In this issue we feature ESS Learning Priorities, upcoming workshops and events, evaluating in a time of change, funders news and resoures plus new resources from ESS and others. View

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TSRF Summer Newsletter 2020

As Scotland’s third sector continues to face the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum has a role in ensuring that third sector research remains relevant, accessible, useful and discoverable.

Graphic including the words 'Keep calm and keep evaluating. Keep it simple!'


Keep calm, keep evaluating and keep it simple!

On 12th May ESS hosted a virtual peer-learning webinar for third sector organisations struggling to keep up with their evaluation in Covid-19 times. We know it’s tough – but you’re not alone! It’s