Inspiring Impact Scotland
Forthcoming Network events
Sharing tools for evaluation
Tuesday 27st March 2018
Time: Registration at 1.15pm for !.30pm start and 4.30pm finish.
Where: Albany Centre,
44 Ashley Street
Need a spot of evaluation inspiration? Come along to our practical tools exchange. Maybe you're just trying out some new evaluation methods or perhaps you've got examples up your sleeve of tools that have worked really well! Whether you're an evaluation old hand or a newbie bring along an open mind and an example of an evaluation tool or activity to talk about with others. It doesn't matter if you've already used it or are thinking of trying it out in the future, the main aim for the afternoon is that we bring ideas to share!
Evaluation Support Scotland facilitators and guest speakers from other Third Sector Organisations will be there to add more ideas and top tips into the mix, so we're set for an interactive afternoon of learning.
Sharing news and feedback from your evaluation
When: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Where: Edinburgh (Hanover Conference Centre)
Description: So you’ve evaluated your work and written up your findings in a report. Who needs to know what you’ve been doing and how well you’ve been doing it? Your funders, project participants, colleagues and volunteers, the communities you work in - a range of people will be interested in different aspects of your work.
This workshop will help you think through the ‘who, what why and how’ of communicating your evaluation findings beyond the written report, including strategies for telling people about when things didn’t go as well as you’d hoped.
Who it is for: Anyone in the third sector who has a role that involves project evaluation or communicating evaluation findings.
For a flavour of what happens at our networking events check out the Storify of the December 2017 workshop!
Scottish charities face many of the same challanges as their peers across the UK, but operate in a different context, and do not always have the opportunity to access and learn about good practice from the rest of the UK.
ESS will share learning about impact measurement and reporting from Scotland to enhance the Inspiring Impact programme. ESS will also ensure that Inspiring Impact products are accessible and appropriate for Scottish organisations.
The Inspiring Impact 2017/2018 work plan includes:
- running a programme of networking events where participants can explore tricky topics of embedding evaluation and impact measurement
- Getting others on board (volunteers, trustees, colleagues)
- Sharing tools and methods for impact measurement
- Feeding back and sharing impact – including how to be honest and how to share your evaluation findings with service users
- producing accessible learning resources in the form of impact good practice case studies
- trialling online networking to help third sector organisations share practice and learn from each other
If you have advice, learning or examples that you would like to share with us please get in touch with Louise Bowen.
Interested in embedding impact practice in evaluation in your organisation? Check out these case studies:
Inspiring Impact Scotland is part of the UK-wide Inspiring Impact programme.
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