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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

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Blog: Collaborating for change – how do you measure success?

Steven Marwick, ESS’s director, talks about the challenges of evaluating collaborative work I regularly come across words like collaboration and coproduction. Defining these words can be challenging and I won’t attempt

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Blog: Impact measurement – a social activity

In this blog Lucy de Las Casas, NPC, and Patty Lozano-Casal, ESS, share their learning from Inspiring Impact’s first sub-sector partnership with Sported. Read how the process of measuring impact

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Blog: Sometimes it’s the simple things that help

Diane Kennedy, Depute Director, ESS shares a nugget of wisdom: ‘keeping things simple can often be best’ which she was reminded of when working on Threading the Needle in Glasgow.

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Blog: Gathering the threads – Horizontal Learning

Joanna Clark, Projects Manager works for Fife Voluntary Action and was involved in Threading the Needle in Fife. In her blog she reflects on horizontal learning and exchange between third

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Blog: Threading the Needle – how we connect

Martha Lester-Cribb, Evaluation Support Manager who worked on Threading the Needle in Fife and North Ayrshire shares a pictorial illustration of ‘the layers of support in our society’ which was developed

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Blog: Threading the Needle – We’re still explorers

Helen MacKinnon, Chief Officer, Third Sector Interface, PKAVS (Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service) gives her reflections on ‘Gathering the Needle’ – the final event of the Threading the

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Blog: Bringing the human touch to measuring impact

Recently Áine Lovedale, Policy and Learning Adviser at Big Lottery Fund joined us for a ‘mini-secondment’. Whilst Aine was with us she looked at how, as a team, we go