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TSRF Autumn Newsletter 2020

In this issue we feature the Policy Scotland-TSRF virtual seminar event report, a spotlight on new forum member Cattanach, and research updates from our members. View the newsletter here.

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Autumn Newsletter 2020

See our Activities and Impact Report 2019/2020, our new logic modelling webinar and more from ESS View this newsletter here.


Flexibility and adaptability sums up ESS’s 2019/2020

ESS’s Activities and Impact Report 2019/2020 highlights how we are flexible and adaptable in meeting the needs of the organisations we support. We worked with a total of 618 organisations last year! The report details the difference we made to third sector organisations and


Do we need a framework in a crisis?

Once upon a time in a world where tinned tomatoes and toilet rolls were abundant and hairdressers didn’t dress like welders, I spent a lot of time talking about the wonderful National Performance Framework (NPF). But one thing we’ve learned through this crisis is that some things we used to think were important are totally not.

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ESS Funder Newsletter August 2020

In this special Funder newsletter issue we tell you about what we’ve learned from third sector organisations and how we’ve supported them.


ESS and TSRF Summer 2020 newsletters

It’s easy to miss new resources with so many links posted online since lockdown. For a quick round-up of what’s new with Evaluation Support Scotland and the Third Sector Research


Focus on staying connected

ESS Depute Director Diane Kennedy writes about our A Sitch in Time resources that can help organisations evaluating services that aim to connect people. Iriss has recently produced an evidence review in


Still stitching…

ESS Depute Director Diane Kennedy talks about how our A Stitch in Time? series of resources can be helpful to third sector organisations in Covid-19 times A few years ago,


Learning from evaluation to inform the future

As you continue to adapt your services in the time of Covid-19, keeping up with simple evaluation is key to gathering data and learning to inform your future. Simple evaluation