The aim of this page is to give third sector organisations an idea of what it is like to work with us and to show the different ways we have provided support. Each organisation tells their own story about their evaluation journey and how they are evaluating successfully.
After attending Let’s Evaluate!
Case Study: Funeral Link Scotland
This case study is about how tailored support sessions with ESS helped Funeral Link identify the difference that they made to their service users.
Case Study: Hebridean Pursuits Outdoor Learning (HPOL)
ESS worked with HPOL to help clarify their outcomes and indicators. This case study is an example of an ESS evaluation principle: good evaluation should be about what matters.
Case Study: ParentSpace
Case study about how evaluation support from ESS helped improve ParentSpace’s evaluation planning – and confidence.
“The training had been really useful and expertly delivered. It has been really helpful to give us all the shared language of outcomes, activity and indicators and lots of helpful tools and food for thought. Now the hard work begins for us with embedding what we’ve learned into our practise, we will take some time to reflect as an organisations and within our teams.Connie Bennett, Ash Scotland, Nov 2022
After receiving tailored support
Case Study: Evaluating public engagement work (The School of Life Sciences, Dundee University)
The School of Life Sciences at University of Dundee show how they evaluate public engagement activities.
Case Study: Girlguiding Scotland
This case study by Girlguiding Scotland is about how to embed evaluation across an organisation who are dependent on volunteers.
Case Study: Scottish Ballet
This case study is about two tailored support sessions that ESS facilitated for Scottish Ballet, to support them to set and measure outcomes.
The session was really useful as it helped us to understand and articulate outcomes and indicators. It helped us unpick exactly what it is we want people to get from attending the project. This was so useful because it gave clarity to how to evaluate. We have created a shared folder for evidence but this is all we have managed to put in place for the moment.Tailored support participant, June 2022
After receiving various other types of support
Case Study: Age Scotland
This case study is about how a series of support sessions with ESS helped Age Scotland set organisational outcomes and create a new evaluation toolkit for the whole organisation.
Case Study: Pain Concern Helpline
This case study is about the steps Pain Concern took in order to capture the difference their telephone helpline makes for people living in chronic pain.
Case Study: Edinburgh School Uniform Bank (ESUB)
ESS worked with ESUB to help review their evaluation methods. This case study is an example of ESS’s evaluation principles – good evaluation should be about what matters, and fits the way you work.
“Well presented and very interesting, will definitely be encouraging the service users to participate in evaluation.”Participant of 2x short sessions, Nov 2022
“Really engaging – loved the variety of involvement across chat function, being talked to, breakout room discussions, use of images and Q&A.”Participant of Let’s Evaluate! Getting Started, Jan 2023