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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

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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,

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Evaluating at a distance #IsolationEvaluation

Is there a role for evaluation in Virus Lockdown? You are busy making radical changes to your service and keeping yourself safe.  Is this really a time to worry about

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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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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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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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Do you TREBL or tremble when it comes to evidence?

We need to evidence our outcomes in order to show the difference we make! But what is evidence? Evidence means different things to different people. We hear about courtroom evidence,