As third sector organisations, we collect lots of lovely self-evaluation evidence which we use in reports to funders.
There’s also lots of other great evidence out there from research, external stats, examples of good practise and evidence from peoples’ and communities’ experiences.
- Could we be making more use of this evidence?
- What gets in the way of using different types of evidence and for different reasons?
- And do we care enough to make evidence use better?
These are the questions that we want to ask at the Knowledge Translation Network (KTN) consultation event on the 21st of April.
The KTN exists to support third sector organisations to use evidence (their own and others) to improve their work and influence others.
The network over a number of years has produced a number of guides:
Evidence for Success guide (2015)
Easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice.
Evidence for Success: Collaborating with academics (2016)
This guide is for anyone in the third sector who wants to link to academics to generate and/or use evidence to improve policy and practice
Evidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people’s evidence (2017)
A guide to using secondary evidence from third sector and other sources.
Engaging with evidence (2019)
This guide prepared by KTN introduces what is meant by communities engaging with evidence and why it is important.
We now want to check what further support the third sector in Scotland would find useful.
At this half day event, we aim to explore:
- Key messages around evidence use for different purposes
- The gaps in support that the KTN can address
- If and how we can expand the membership of the network
If you are interested in attending, book a free place in the link below – limited places left!