Our aim is to help inform your project or organisation’s development by making your evaluations
- More meaningful – easier for you, and the people you work with, to learn from
- More manageable – less complicated, burdensome and costly
- More representative – telling your story from different perspectives
In practice, this can include simply giving one or two days support with your own self-evaluation; undertaking independent evaluation of your programme; or supporting bespoke action research projects. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Evaluation consultancy: Supporting organisations to develop manageable evaluation systems
- Alcohol Focus Scotland: Developing a coherent evaluation system for measuring and reporting on the organisation’s strategic plan.
- The Health & Social Care Alliance: Outcome-focused work planning and self-evaluation approaches for an innovative partnership research project
- Paths for All, Voluntary Action Fund and others: Helping funders to develop robust but proportionate processes for evidencing and reporting impact.
Independent external evaluation: with a particular interest in ‘proof of concept’ evaluations for innovative services and pilot projects
- Community Brokerage Network: Evaluation of and recommendations for the development of brokerage within Self-Directed Support
- Barnardo’s: End of project evaluation for an employability project. Implementing the report’s recommendations subsequently helped secure new project funding
- In Control Scotland: Evaluation of NHS Highland trial of Individual Service Funds
- Scottish Waterways Trust: Three year evaluation following the journey of canal college, a trailblazing heritage and employability project. As well as a traditional evaluation report, we also createdwe also created this visual summary.
Creative evaluation: We have trained hundreds of organisations in creative and participatory approaches to evaluation.
We also believe in making evaluation reports interesting and accessible, for example:
- Stafford Centre, Edinburgh: Evaluation report in the form of a magazine that folds out to become a poster for displaying in the Centre and at events (see below).
- Creative Scotland: training participatory arts projects in creative evaluation and facilitating ‘learning exchange’ workshops to generate knowledge in preparation for project reporting.
Staff and members of the Stafford Centre, launching the new evaluation report with their service commissioner