Examples of working with us

Staff from Girlguiding Scotland during evaluation training session. Four participants are sitting in pairs at a large table, looking at a shared resource together.
Staff from Girlguiding Scotland during evaluation training session

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!

“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

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

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