Building mutually beneficial relationships – Top tips for Funders
Top tips for funders about how to build mutually beneficial relationship with their funding organisations.
Measuring mental wellbeing in children and young people
Published by The National Mental Health, Dementia and Neurology Intelligence Network this guide written to inform public health commissioners will be useful if you commission interventions to improve the mental wellbeing of
Getting the best from external evaluations – Principles for funders
This resource is about external evaluations (for example of a grant programme), that are commissioned from consultants, universities or others. The headline message is that a successful commissioned evaluation comes
Research on reporting found that funders don’t always get what they need from the reports they receive and that third sector organisations can find the reporting process burdensome. So in
Report: Funders and funded in harmony – Where are we now?
This 2017 report reflects on Harmonising Reporting; it outlines the original problem to be solved and how Harmonising Reporting came about. The report includes examples and case studies of improvements in reporting practice since 2010 and summarises where we are now. It also has suggestions on what could come next.
Reporting on core funding – addressing the challenge
This short paper came from an event where funders and third sector organisations discussed the challenges of understanding and reporting on core funding. The paper does not have all the
Funders’ online reporting systems – a reflection paper (2018)
This paper is for funders that have, or are developing online reporting systems. It summaries reflections from a discussion session in January 2018 at which funders shared experiences of online
We worked with the SFF to produce The Evaluation Declaration. This has 5 statements that describe why monitoring, evaluation and reporting are important and what they should achieve. Funders are saying they believe evaluation is valuable, relevant, proportionate, supported and involves looking from the inside and outside at our work.
Evaluation Declaration Health Check Tool
Filling in the Evaluation Declaration Health Check tool will help you think about the way you undertake monitoring and evaluation in your role as a funder and your relationship with funded organisations.
Thematic programme resources
The Story of Support in the Right Direction
This report tells the story of our thematic programme ‘Support in the Right Direction’ which ran from April 2012 to March 2015. We helped 42 Scottish Government funded Independent Support projects measure and report on the impact of their work.
This report shows:
- How thematic programmes can demonstrate the impact of funding in a particular field of work or policy area.
- How to work collaboratively with third sector organisations.
- How Evaluation Support Scotland works in a range of ways to support third sector.
- What works in Independent Support – This report brings together the learning from Independent Support organisations.
- Harmonising Reporting
How was it for you? Learning events instead of written reports
Lara Murray (Fund Manager, Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland) and Sarah Cleary (Health and Employability Service Manager, Volunteer Edinburgh)
Inspiring Impact resources
- Funders’ principles and drivers of good impact practice June 2013
- How funders in Scotland measure their own impact June 2014
- Blog by Dr Cassy Rutherford, The Robertson Trust : Taking our own advice – Embedding impact practice across our organisation