Evaluation in the UK third sector: current issues, future challenges

Workshop Date: Thursday 8th October 2009 Time: 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Toynbee Hall, Aldgate, London

Twenty years ago, evaluation in the third sector was limited. There was very little support for third sector organisations wishing to evaluate their work, and self-evaluation was treated with suspicion by many. The situation in 2009 is somewhat different. Many third sector organisations routinely self evaluate and a number commission external evaluations. Although the prime motivators are still accountability and meeting the demands of funders and commissioners, many report the benefits of monitoring and evaluation for learning and decision making.

This timely event will enable presenters and participants to share their knowledge of existing evaluation practices in the UK third sector, and to explore some of the challenges facing us in the future. It aims to build networks of UK third sector evaluators (both self evaluators and external evaluators).

The event will start with lunch to allow for networking opportunities. It will include the following presentations:

  • An overview of monitoring and evaluation in third sector
  • Developing evaluation capacity
  • Using evaluation findings.

Speakers will be drawn from frontline voluntary sector organisations, infrastructure bodies and sector funders, and sessions will be highly interactive.

This workshop is open to anyone, but evaluation practitioners, third sector organisations and their funders are particularly encouraged to attend.

This event costs £25+VAT to UKES members and £35+VAT to non members. In order to attend, please complete the registration form overleaf.

Registration form

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UKES member (individual or corporate)                      (£25+£3.75 VAT = £28.75)

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Payment, please tick one:

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Specific requirements

The venue is accessible. Lunch will be provided, including vegetarian options. Please let us know if you have any other specific requirements for diet or access:



Please return this completed registration form by Friday 2nd October by email to bookings@profbriefings.co.uk or by post with payment to: Professional Briefings, 37 Star Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 7AA

Please note that completing this form does not guarantee a place. Places will be confirmed by email, when location details will be supplied. Registration fees can only be refunded for cancellations received up to 5 working days before the event.


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