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Is it possible to evaluate influencing policy work?

Many third sector organisations are involved in trying to influence policy makers using the experience of, and giving a voice to the people who use their services.  But have you

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ESS Spring Newsletter 2018

In this issue learn about updated support guides, more workshops, Inspired Learning, Researching Together and much more. View this newsletter here.


TSRF Spring Newsletter 2018

In this issue:Feedback from Researching Together conferenceAction needed: Sign up to keep receiving this newsletterWhat would you like to see more research about?Research updates from our membersKeep up with the


Understanding intermediaries’ impact resource launch

‘A resource for understanding Intermediaries’ impact’ has been developed by Evaluation Support Scotland with a working group of national Third Sector Intermediaries. Funded by Scottish Government Third Sector Unit, Evaluation Support Scotland


Time to Change the Way We Think: using the Change Record tool

Grant Morrison, Sports Development Officer, Glasgow Sport explains how they used the Change Record tool to improve new cycling activities in Drumchapel. Simply put, every organisation that receives funding wants


The power of self-evaluation

The new year marks Nicola Swan’s third month in post as an Evaluation Support Manager.  In this blog Nicola shares some of her first impressions of Evaluation Support Scotland and


TSRF Winter Newsletter 2017/2018

In this issue learn about Poverty Alliance research, research updates from our members, Researching Together conference and much more. View this newsletter here.

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ESS Winter Newsletter 2017/2018

In this issue find out about supporting Big Lottery Fund grantholders to tell their story, Third Sector Research Forum conference, introducing new ESS staff, plus much more. View this newsletter


Funders and funded in harmony?

Steven Marwick, Evaluation Support Scotland Director, busts some myths about funders of the third sector


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