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The Evidence Masterclass

Small Charities Coalition

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

The Evidence Masterclass

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The Evidence Masterclass

Evidence informed decision making can ensure up-to-date practice based on an understanding of what does and doesn't work. This can contribute to better value for money, increased accountability and can help with funding applications

This session will cover:

  • Understanding what evidence is and where to locate it.
  • What quality evidence looks like and how to select it.
  • Sourcing existing evidence on interventions and the need for a service within populations.
  • Critically assessing evidence to inform decision making.
  • Selecting and using the right methodology for your evaluation.​


Trainer Bio: Toby Blume
Toby is the co-founder of Social Engine with over 20 years’ experience of working in the not for profit sector, particularly supporting excluded communities to achieve positive social change. His work has included influencing public policy, community engagement and self-help, grant-making and helping community groups to make sense of government policy and practice in regeneration. He ran two national charities – Groundswell UK and Urban Forum - for over 15 years, developing innovative ways for marginalised communities to have influence over decisions that affect them.

Toby has undertaken work for a wide range of clients including the London Legacy Development Corporation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Hanover Housing and has written publications on topics including stakeholder engagement, community resilience and social value commissioning. He is a Design Council Built Environment Expert and an Analytical Associate for the Department for Education.


Trainer Bio: Elena Oyon
Elena is Learning Services Manager for the Alliance for Useful Evidence. Elena’s role involves managing the delivery of the Alliance’s evidence Masterclasses and working with Nesta’s Skills team to help build its learning and development offer with a specific focus on quality and impact.

Elena has a background in managing and delivering capacity building interventions within the international development and humanitarian sectors for UN agencies, international non-governmental organisations and national governments. She is a practised facilitator and has delivered training in the UK and overseas on topics including training of trainers, monitoring and evaluation, coordination and information management. Elena became interested in the use of evidence and research in the design of interventions whilst evaluating sustainable development projects in Nicaragua. Since then she has worked to support organisations and individuals to better evaluate and evidence their work.


We ask that all attendees arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts to allow for registration and ensure a timely start and the smooth running of the workshop. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, and lunch is kindly being provided by Nesta. 


You must be a member of Small Charities Coalition in order to attend this workshop. If you aren't already you can register for free here.

If the places have all been filled please do add your details to the waitlist and we will let you know as soon as a place becomes available.

Cancellations and Refunds:
If you cancel your place at least 2 full working days before the event takes place then you are entitled to a full refund by request. Refunds for cancellations after this point are given at the discretion of Small Charities Coalition.

If you cannot make a workshop please advise us as soon as possible. Workshops normally have a waitlist and if you notify us early enough then there's a good chance another charity can attend in your place.

Do you have questions about The Evidence Masterclass? Contact Small Charities Coalition

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The Brain Charity
Norton Street
L3 8LR Liverpool
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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Small Charities Coalition

Small Charities Coalition is a national membership organisation that helps trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities access the skills, tools and information they need to get going and do what they do best.

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