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What is good enough evaluation?

ESS has been around since 2005 so you’d think by now we could judge the best evaluation in show. Sorry – we can’t! Because evaluation isn’t a competition. There isn’t

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ESS October Newsletter 2022

Stakeholder survey, introducting principles for good evaluation, upcoming training and latest vacancy. Click here to read.

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A database with a heart: using IT for meaningful evaluation

It’s a universal truth: youthwork and evaluation databases go together like vegans and steak.  No youth worker wants to fill in a database.  No database captures the magic of youthwork. 

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ESS August 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming events, new resources and more! Click here to read the newsletter.

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ESS September 2022 Newsletter

ESS Annual Review, upcoming events, new resources and more! Click here to read the newsletter.

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TSRF Autumn 2022 Newsletter

Includes details about Third sector research and the cost of living crisis event, TSRF review update and research updates from our members. Read the newsletter here.

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#OutcomesApproach to evaluation round-up!

If you follow us on Twitter, you might have seen our tweets signposting to our resources that promote our #OutcomesApproach to evaluation, which we kicked off in June! But in

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TSRF Summer 2022 Newsletter

Includes our new guide on data sharing, TSRF review update and research updates from our members.

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ESS Summer 2022 Newsletter

ESS Outcomes Approach theme, upcoming events, new resources and more!

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How NOT to get overwhelmed when exploring digital tools for evaluation

If you feel overwhelmed by all the digital evaluation tools out there, first of all, do not panic! You are probably already doing all the right things but just need to review the factors that influence how you choose your evaluation methods.