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Resources to help map outcomes from personal to organisational, from organisational to local and national outcomes

In the early part of 2020 we focused on ‘Outcomes everywhere but which are mine?’. We ran a webinar in March 2020 and it is now now available to watch here . Also below are some resources that can help you with mapping outcomes.  Have a browse and if you have any particular questions or need support please email

Understanding different outcomes – personal, organisational, strategic…
Outcomes explained here in ‘We need to build the focus on outcomes’

Mapping personal outcomes to project-level outcomes
In this blog by ESS’s training officer Shona Wells we hear about how she helps third sector organisations see a way to use personal outcomes to show the difference a service makes. Read it here

Mapping project outcomes to organisational outcomes
‘Consultation and involvement: using staff experience to inform evaluation systems’ is a case study from Victim Support Scotland about how they created organisational outcomes which were fit for several different projects.

Mapping your outcomes to national outcomes
Here are some examples of mapping befriending outcomes to The National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes (extracted from The Source to the Sea – Understanding how befriending can help Fife Health and Social Care Partnerships address its priorities.

More examples of mapping outcomes to National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes can be found here in this extract from a publication about measuring outcomes for Citizens Advice.

Third Sector Interface Outcome Framework 

Blog from Steven Marwick ‘Does the National Performance Framework mean anything to the third sector?’ and case studies from Befriending Networks, Scottish SPCA, and Scottish Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

For general support in setting outcomes 

ESS Support Guide: 

Short videos:

What is an outcome? 

How to write an outcome

What is an indicator?

Working out what to measure – setting indicators

Case study

We’re all on the same page now – organisation learning how to set outcomes

Embedding evaluation

CrossReach case study – Embedding evaluation into several children’s projects

Making it stick – a guide to embedding evaluation

Making it stick webinar