Supporting you to support others

At ESS we know we can’t reach everyone in the third sector ourselves. We want to support those who can reach some of the organisations we can’t, in order to help more third sector organisations to get to grips with evaluation. This section of our website provides advice and resources that intermediaries can use to support others with evaluation.

By “intermediaries”, we mean:

  • Local intermediaries (TSIs)
    • National intermediaries (SCVO, Voluntary Health Scotland, etc)
    • Any other body that supports other organisations/has a role to play in building the capacity of other organisations

    (Please note: this section of our website is not about supporting intermediaries with their own evaluation. If you require evaluation support for yourself, please see our Support to third sector organisations page, or take a look at our resources on intermediaries’ impact.)

    Many of you have told us that simply making the case for evaluation and why it’s important is something you often have to do with the organisations you support (before actually supporting them with it). Sharing the resource below with organisations should help you to make the case for evaluation and encourage them to see its many benefits.

    Below you’ll find some resources to help you support others at various stages of the evaluation pathway:

    Setting outcomes and identifying indicators

    Choosing evaluation methods, writing evaluation plans, storage of data

    Analysing evidence, reporting, reflecting on learning

    Commission workshops for the organisations you support

    This page has workshops you can commission for your members or the organisations you support.

    We’re here to help! Contact us for help and advice.