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Facing the fear of evaluation

“Evaluation means a lot of extra work!” “The only reason to evaluate is because funders demand it!” “Evaluation is always better if it’s done by someone external!” At Evaluation Support

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Funders really DON’T just want numbers – honest!

Nicola Swan, Evaluation Support Manager talks about what funders really want to be told from organisations applying for funding (Initially published in Big Lottery Fund Big Blog) Whether it’s outright

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Is it possible to evaluate influencing policy work?

Many third sector organisations are involved in trying to influence policy makers using the experience of, and giving a voice to the people who use their services.  But have you

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Time to Change the Way We Think: using the Change Record tool

Grant Morrison, Sports Development Officer, Glasgow Sport explains how they used the Change Record tool to improve new cycling activities in Drumchapel. Simply put, every organisation that receives funding wants

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The power of self-evaluation

The new year marks Nicola Swan’s third month in post as an Evaluation Support Manager.  In this blog Nicola shares some of her first impressions of Evaluation Support Scotland and

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Funders and funded in harmony?

Steven Marwick, Evaluation Support Scotland Director, busts some myths about funders of the third sector

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Blog: Making it stick with an Impact Champions Group

Hannah Ormston talks about how she has taken the lead to evaluate the work of the Royal Society of Edinburgh  Introduction The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is an educational

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Blog: Clouds of Doom or Rays of Sunshine?

Steven Marwick, ESS Director explains ESS’s self-evaluation practice and what we do with our learning One day in April I returned from a meeting to find the ESS team hunched

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Blog: Got to get going!

In her farewell blog, Patty Lozano-Casal, Evidence into Action Manager reflects on her learning about evaluation  I can’t believe it’s been over five and a half years since I left