Posts by yearDate archives for ESS news & blogs.Go to year: 202020192018201720162020Call for contributors – Supporting researchers working in the third sector TSRF 2021 online conferenceTSRF Autumn Newsletter 2020ESS Stakeholder SurveyAutumn Newsletter 2020Flexibility and adaptability sums up ESS’s 2019/2020Where are the Trustees in the Trustees Annual report?Do we need a framework in a crisis?ESS Funder Newsletter August 2020Patchwork of evidence – Questions to plan for your ‘new’ normalESS and TSRF Summer 2020 newslettersFocus on staying connectedStill stitching…Learning from evaluation to inform the futureESS Summer Newsletter 2020TSRF Summer Newsletter 2020Keep calm, keep evaluating and keep it simple!COVID-19 has zoomed many of us on a huge learning curve! How do we deliver our services and evidence our impact in our ‘new normal’?How was it for you? Learning events instead of written reportsWe’re looking for four new trustees!ESS Update – New webinar, virtual workshops and new resourcesESS is still here to support your evaluation needsEvaluating at a distance #IsolationEvaluationMeasuring what matters – new resource on evaluating preventionESS update April 2020Updated ESS Support Guide – ‘Analysing information for evaluation’ and new ‘Making Sense’ sheetsESS is still here to helpNew case studies on ‘Involving young people in evaluation’ESS Spring Newsletter 2020TSRF Spring Newsletter 2020Reporting on your charity’s impact doesn’t have to be scary or difficultESS at The Gathering 2020Getting our support right for everyoneTSRF February 2020 UpdateNational Performance Framework – What does it mean for the third sector – case studiesResources to help map outcomes from personal to organisational, from organisational to local and national outcomesPrinciples for Positive Partnerships: Making a positive impactOutcomes everywhere but which are mine?How to make sure evaluation is useful and usedESS update January 2020TSRF Winter Newsletter 2019/20202019Happy holidays from ESS!Outcomes everywhere but which are mine? – WebinarESS Winter Newsletter 2019Does the National Performance Framework mean anything to the third sector?Do you TREBL or tremble when it comes to evidence?Does the National Performance Framework mean anything to the third sector?Help I’m stuck with my evaluationEngaging with Evidence – new guideESS Autumn Newsletter 2019TSRF Autumn Newsletter 2019Were we wrong to talk about outcomes?Make a start and build momentum! – Tips on how to plan your self-evaluationStats and stories about Stats and stories!ESS Summer Newsletter 2019TSRF Summer Newsletter 2019Watch out for our summer theme – Stats and storiesConsultation on partnership principles: Scottish Government and funded third sectorGet involved in ‘Collaborating for Impact’ – our next Third Sector Research Forum Conference on 9th October14 on the 14thESS new strategic strategy for 2019 – 2023An inclusive approach to evaluationMapping personal outcomes to project-level outcomesInvolving young people to lead on evaluation?!ESS Spring Newsletter 2019Trust and Trustees: The role of Boards in encouraging reflective approaches to evaluationGetting Ready to Report – webinarResponding to feedback can be scary when it involves trying something new!Sharing the evaluation joy – What’s in store from ESS in 2019?TSRF Winter Newsletter 2018/192018Come and work with us. We’re looking for a Finance and Business ManagerESS Winter Newsletter 2018/2019We’re learning from you: how we use funded organisations’ evidenceFit for purpose evaluation – webinarESS Autumn Newsletter 2018TSRF Autumn Newsletter 2018Our Activities and Impact report focuses on funder and funded relationshipsBlending stats and stories in your evaluation report – free peer learning eventReflection on Inspiring Impact events 2017/18Developing evaluation culture in your organisation- a challenge worth taking on!ESS is planning for the future. Please tell us your viewsBlog written by Martha Lester-Cribb for The AllianceMaking sense of data or analysis paralysis?Sharing the news and feedback from your evaluationESS Summer Newsletter 2018TSRF Summer Newsletter 2018Fit-for-purpose evaluation – if I knew then what I know now!Funder news June 2018Networking for impactExtending our support – Tailoring our support to your needsFacing the fear of evaluationFunders really DON’T just want numbers – honest!We’re recruiting for 3 new TrusteesIs it possible to evaluate influencing policy work?Join our online network #impactchats starting 26 March 2018 on TwitterESS Spring Newsletter 2018TSRF Spring Newsletter 2018Inspiring Impact Champion Network – find out what’s happeningUnderstanding intermediaries’ impact resource launchTime to Change the Way We Think: using the Change Record toolThe power of self-evaluationTSRF Winter Newsletter 2017/20182017ESS Winter Newsletter 2017/2018Should we evaluate co-production and can we evaluate in a co-productive way?Big Lottery learning support for grantholdersMartin Cawley, Big Lottery Fund, tells us why learning is importantFunders and funded in harmony?Blog: Making it stick with an Impact Champions GroupFunder News November 2017ESS Newsletter Autumn 2017TSRF Autumn Newsletter 2017Listen to Diane talk about logic modellingShining a light on third sector evidenceBlog: Building mutually beneficial relationships – funder and fundedBlog: Community resilience groups getting the right support at the right time from Scottish GovernmentFunder news – September 2017Feeding back the feedback! What you told us about ESSKey messages from Threading the NeedleESS Summer Newsletter 2017TSRF Summer Newsletter 2017Blog: Clouds of Doom or Rays of Sunshine?Blog: Got to get going!Blog: Doing what works – Finding the right evaluation method for your work can be a revelationBlog: Collaborating for change – how do you measure success?Blog: Impact measurement – a social activityApril update 2017 – ESS is recruiting trusteesBlog: Sometimes it’s the simple things that helpBlog: Gathering the threads – Horizontal LearningBlog: Threading the Needle – All partners are equal partnersESS Spring Newsletter 2017TSRF Spring Newsletter 2017Blog: Threading the Needle – how we connectBlog: Threading the Needle – We’re still explorersESS is working with national intermediariesEnding homelessness by focusing on ‘what works’ESS February updateESS Winter Newsletter 20172016Blog: Good conversations matter, and recording them is essential to making a difference – Meaningful and MeasurableBlog: Learning is like any habit; it takes time to adopt it so don’t give upESS biennial stakeholder survey – Please tell us how we are doingDo you have evaluation champions in your organisation?Blog: Bringing the human touch to measuring impactBlog: Installing a new database – ESS’s experienceBlog: Understanding our different worlds for better third sector and academia collaborationsESS practices what it preaches!