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ESS February 2024 Newsletter

In this newsletter you can find dates for upcoming workshops for spring 2024, some useful new resources, and an update on what we have been up to!

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ESS January 2024 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter you can find an update on what we’ve been up to so far this year, some helpful tips on reporting to funders, as well as some useful resources to guide your reporting.

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TSRF Winter 2024 Newsletter

In this quarter’s newsletter, as well as our usual research updates and event information, we wanted to highlight the fantastic research being done around volunteering!

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ESS December 2023 Newsletter

In this newsletter we have rounded up the latest news, including what we have been up to, information about upcoming workshops, and a new addition to our team!

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TSRF Autumn 2023 newsletter

This newsletter compiles updates from the forum’s steering group, as well as research findings and upcoming events from within the sector. Read the newsletter Join the forum

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Making best use of what you have

Read about how we resurrected our resources, sharing what you can learn from self-evaluation, and tools to evaluate sport and physical activity.

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Helping you get it right

Helping you get it right – read about our upcoming evaluation training for funders and third sector organisations.

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Good news! Funders do read and use grantholder reports!

Good news – some funders are using grantholder learning and doing so well! This blog contains some tips from the Funder Evaluation and Learning group that might interest grantholders and inspire other funders.

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Self-evaluation training from the experts

ESS is the expert voice on third sector evaluation in Scotland. This newsletter describes our upcoming training courses – Getting the best from your grantholders, Let’s Evaluate!, and Thrive Learning