Evaluation for impact

Evaluation - the wider perspective

In the UK, evaluation is becoming a core area of skills development and interest in Third Sector and Public organisations. Government agencies and funders are keen to learn about the outcomes and impact that their initiatives have on policy areas and target groups, and they want to be sure that public money is wisely invested. Third sector organisations share this interest in outcomes and impact, but for them, evaluation can create a tension between: the demand for financial accountability; a need to show results; a competition for resources; a desire to improve; and a commitment to their values and purposes.

Evaluation - the way I work 

I work collaboratively with organisations to design and deliver evaluation projects that: generate impact stories, learn about process and results, and create reports for publication. I build the skills and capacity of organisations, staff and volunteers to embed evaluation practices into their day to day activity. 

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Evaluation that Empowers - how organisations become evaluation-minded

Evaluation that Empowers or EtE is a model for creating evaluation-mindedness where evaluative practices become normal day to day actions for organisations. EtE can support the development of agile, lean and responsive evaluations, which can remain as individual discrete projects  or can provide a catalyst for building organisation evaluation strategy.

Evaluation-mindedness enables organisations to:
create a hunger for new learning apply processes...

Lesley is a very motivated professional who is undertaking high level participatory evaluation that seeks to empower. She is very reflective and reflexive, and has brought innovative ways of approaching her doctoral work.
Divya Jindal-Snape
Professor, University of Dundee (academic)

It has been a tremendous experience working with Lesley. As a team we asked her to help us devise a tailored Evaluation Framework which suited both our model of working and our stakeholders. Lesley’s broad experience...

Pauline Edmiston
Transformation Team

Having worked with Lesley on a number of projects, I have the highest regard for her evaluation and educational development work. Lesley has an ability to evaluate wide ranging and disparate educational materials, distilling...

Colin Gray
eLearning Lecturer & Learning Technology Advisor, Edinburgh Napier University

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