Evaluating and communicating your project

This guide has been produced for Our Place areas who are implementing their Operational Plans, to support you to explore the reasons and uses for evaluation, and why it might help to add value to your work. It explores the principles that underpin robust (but realistic) evaluation, presenting guidelines that you can use to inform the development of your own evaluation plan.

The guide provides information about different types of evaluation and when you might want to consider using each one. It goes on to explore how to develop an evaluation plan, taking you through a step-by-step process.

Finally, the guide considers some of the processes through which you might capture andreport your evidence – in ways that speak to commissioners, potential supporters and funders.

What you will get from this guide:

  • An understanding of how and why good evaluation can prove useful
  • An overview of the different types of evaluation
  • A step-by-step guide through the process for developing the ‘theory of change’ for your initiative
  • Practical tips and tools to help you feel more confident about evidence, and how to identify, obtain and use it
  • Guidance on mapping your stakeholders and identifying those you might need to inform versus those you need to influence.

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