ESS Support Guide 4.1: Using what you learn from evaluation

Published29th May 2014

This support guide explains the many different ways you can use evaluation, for example to get better at what you do, to engage service users, or to secure funding.


The guide addresses a range of issues concerned with how to learn from evaluation including What is learning about?; Who is learning useful to and why?; How can you use learning?; Getting better at what you do; Involving and engaging service users; Getting more funding; Lobbying for change; Improving understanding of what works and why; Working out what you can and will do


Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with voluntary organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.

Its aim is to make evaluation valuable, relevant and proportionate. Information about the services it provides are available on the ESS website

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