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Key messages from Threading the Needle

Threading the Needle (TTN) thematic programme funded by Scottish Government, to support health and social care commissioners in four health and social care partnership areas, to use third sector evidence

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ESS Summer Newsletter 2017

In this issue:Feeding back the feedback!Threading the Needle to continueUpcoming workshopsInspiring Impact Champions free event – Let’s make it stick NEW learning events and resource for fundersNEW resources on ESS

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TSRF Summer Newsletter 2017

In this issue:‘Let’s Collaborate’ event plannedWhat we are learning about research from across the UKWhat does TSRF research tell us about co-production?Research updates from our membersMembers evaluate the ForumKeep up

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Blog: Clouds of Doom or Rays of Sunshine?

Steven Marwick, ESS Director explains ESS’s self-evaluation practice and what we do with our learning One day in April I returned from a meeting to find the ESS team hunched

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Blog: Got to get going!

In her farewell blog, Patty Lozano-Casal, Evidence into Action Manager reflects on her learning about evaluation  I can’t believe it’s been over five and a half years since I left

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Blog: Collaborating for change – how do you measure success?

Steven Marwick, ESS’s director, talks about the challenges of evaluating collaborative work I regularly come across words like collaboration and coproduction. Defining these words can be challenging and I won’t attempt

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Blog: Impact measurement – a social activity

In this blog Lucy de Las Casas, NPC, and Patty Lozano-Casal, ESS, share their learning from Inspiring Impact’s first sub-sector partnership with Sported. Read how the process of measuring impact

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April update 2017 – ESS is recruiting trustees

Would you like to shape ESS’s future?  Do you have a passion for evaluation and a few hours a month to spare? We are recruiting new trustees to join our board. View

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Blog: Sometimes it’s the simple things that help

Diane Kennedy, Depute Director, ESS shares a nugget of wisdom: ‘keeping things simple can often be best’ which she was reminded of when working on Threading the Needle in Glasgow.

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Blog: Gathering the threads – Horizontal Learning

Joanna Clark, Projects Manager works for Fife Voluntary Action and was involved in Threading the Needle in Fife. In her blog she reflects on horizontal learning and exchange between third