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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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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

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ESS Spring Newsletter 2017

In this issueThreading the Needle comes to an endUpcoming w orkshopsEvidence from Elsew here – new guide publishedCatch up w ith the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum New resource for


TSRF Spring Newsletter 2017

In this issue:Evidence from Elsewhere guide – newly publishedAnother ‘Let’s Collaborate’ event planned – Save the dateResearch updates from our membersKeep up with the Forum View this newsletter here.