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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

SCVO Policy Network: evaluating policy influence with Evaluation Support Scotland

SCVO and Evaluation Support Scotland

This event is fully booked, and our waitlist is also full. If you have any questions about this event, please email

10:00-11:00, 11 June 2024
Kyrstie Brown
0131 474 8000
Policy and influencing

A session with Evaluation Support Scotland on evaluating policy influence.


Evaluating and demonstrating policy influence is a crucial part of the the policy process. It helps voluntary sector organisations assess the effectiveness of their work, understand their impact, and provide vital information to funders. However, this process can be challenging, particularly for organisations with limited resources or experience.

Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) work with third sector organisations and funders so that they can measure and explain their impact. This session will give an overview of ESS’s ‘Charting the Waters’ guide for the third sector on how to evaluate policy influencing work and offer practical examples of organisations who have used/applied the evaluation framework. Participants will also be invited to share learnings, challenges and best practices. The session will be followed by a Q&A.


  • Steven Marwick, Director, Evaluation Support Scotland
Who is the event aimed at?

This session is open to members of SCVO’s Policy Network. Places are limited and registration is essential. This event will be recorded for Policy Network members who are unable to attend the session.

Joining the Policy Network and attending Policy Network events are an exclusive benefit we offer to organisations with an SCVO membership. To join the SCVO Policy Network or check your eligibility please email

This event is fully booked, and our waitlist is also full. If you have any questions about this event, please email

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