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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


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

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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


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


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.