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Blog: Making it stick with an Impact Champions Group

Hannah Ormston talks about how she has taken the lead to evaluate the work of the Royal Society of Edinburgh  Introduction The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is an educational

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Funder News November 2017

In this issue we discuss supporting Big Lottery Fund grantholders to tell their story better, the importance of funders learning from each other, online reporting discussion session for funders and

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ESS Newsletter Autumn 2017

In this issue:Our thematic work – updateShining a light on third sector evidenceUpcoming workshopsInspiring Impact Making it stickFunder newsNEW resources on ESS websiteHello and Goodbye View this newsletter here.


TSRF Autumn Newsletter 2017

In this issue: Introducing Louise Bowen – ESS’s Knowledge and Networks Officer, Researching Together conference, help us find out who is funding third sector and academic collaborative, and much more.


Listen to Diane talk about logic modelling

Wondering why you should come to this workshop? What will you get out of it? Listen to Diane Kennedy talking about how organisations would benefit from coming on our logic


Shining a light on third sector evidence

This year’s annual review focuses on our work in for 2016/17 to shine a light on third sector evidence.  Download the colour version here or if you prefer here is a black and white


Funder news – September 2017

In this issue:What did ESS ever do for us?Presentation to Scottish GrantmakersUpcoming event and workshopsNew resourcesR S Macdonald – Building stronger relationships with funded organisations Reflections from 2016/ 17 Evaluation


Feeding back the feedback! What you told us about ESS

Earlier this year 82 people completed our biennial stakeholder survey and gave us feedback on our approach and services. We were delighted with the response. It gave some interesting insights;


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