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Getting our support right for everyone

ESS Training Officer Grace Robertson writes about how we aim to ensure that the support we offer is relevant and accessible to all.

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TSRF February 2020 Update

In this update: Joint TSRF and Policy Scotland research events this year and call for speakers for April event. View the update here.

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Principles for Positive Partnerships: Making a positive impact

David Reilly from the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) shares his thoughts on the launch of Principles for Positive Partnership, new guidance on relationships between Scottish Government and third sector grantholders. Read David’s

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Outcomes everywhere but which are mine?

Organisations with different projects can often find themselves with dozens of different outcomes. This can mean consistent evaluation and reporting at the organisational level is really hard.  Other outcome challenges that

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How to make sure evaluation is useful and used

ESS Director Steven Marwick talks about learning from a How’s it Going? session with NLCF and The Robertson Trust funders and grantholders.

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ESS update January 2020

Outcomes everywhere but which are mine?Free networking and learning opportunities coming upin March 2020. View the update here.

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TSRF Winter Newsletter 2019/2020

In this issue:Collaborating for impact conference report Research updates from our membersWhat’s coming up in the next year?Coalition of CarersNew network for Arts, Health and Wellbeing researchers in Scotland Keep up with

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Happy holidays from ESS!

Happy holidays from ESS! We had a wonderful 2019 working with so many third sector organisations and funders.  We look forward to helping you with your evaluation in 2020!

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Outcomes everywhere but which are mine? – Webinar

Outcomes everywhere but which are mine? 2 March 2020 10am-10.30 You understand good evaluation is not just about measuring activities but about measuring outcomes – the difference you make.  But which outcomes

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ESS Winter Newsletter 2019

In this issue:Help! I’ve got stuck with my evaluationUpcoming workshops and eventsIs your organisation all on the same page with evaluation? Funders news and resourcesThird Sector Research Forum news NEW