Association for Social Entrepreneurship and the Sustainability of the Third Sector

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Association for Social Entrepreneurship and the Sustainability of the Third Sector

  1. 1. CARLOTA QUINTÃO ANA LUISA MARTINHO January 2008 A3S and Bridges external evaluation: brief presentation
  2. 2. 1. A3S – Presentation <ul><li>A3S: NAME AND MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Social Entrepreneurship and the Sustainability of the Third Sector </li></ul><ul><li>To promote social entrepreneurship and the sustainability of the third sector and its organisations. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. A3S – Presentation <ul><ul><li>WHO WE ARE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A3S is a non for profit Research and Development (R&D) association, borne 1 year ago. </li></ul><ul><li>We seek to found as a social enterprise (based on third sector principals and values we seek to establish means and tools of economic efficiency and sustainability). </li></ul><ul><li>We are 14 members with different ages, professional experiences, fields of work and training. Some of us seek to create our one job. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. A3S – Presentation <ul><ul><li>AREAS OF INTERVENTION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote scientific knowledge about, and recognition of the third sector, as well as to disseminate relevant information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultancy services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide services aiming at empowering third sector organisations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To facilitate networking activities among third sector organisations and/or others, in order to develop social capital and to promote partnerships. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Third Sector in Portugal Fundações (aproximadamente 350) Cooperativas (aproximadamente 3000) Associações sem fins lucrativos (aproximadamente 17 000 <ul><ul><li>IPSS’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(aproximadamente 3000) </li></ul></ul>Misericórdias Outras organizações da Igreja Católica ONGD’s Cooperativas de Solidariedade Social Iniciativas emergentes: Comércio justo, Micro-crédito ... Iniciativas Desenvolvimento Local/Regional Coop. Produção Ass. Bombeiros voluntários Mutualidades (aproximadamente 120)
  6. 6. 1. A3S – Presentation <ul><li>EXEMPLES OF OUR ACTIVITIES IN THE FIRST YEAR </li></ul><ul><li>Research: 1 major proposal waiting for financial approval; several volunteer events spreading out the third sector </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy services : Professional training in third sector organizations and projects; elaboration of a Strategic Plan for qualifying third sector organizations and human resources in Barcelos </li></ul><ul><li>Networking: Start up of IR3S in 2006 and enlargement in 2008 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>2. BRIDGES EXTERNAL EVALUATION </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2. BRIDGES EXTERNAL EVALUATION <ul><li>FOCUS / objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Process and results | partners participation </li></ul><ul><li>Coherency </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance of objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to PROGRESS </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. BRIDGES EXTERNAL EVALUATION <ul><li>KIND OF EVALUATION </li></ul><ul><li>On going </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative and quantitative data </li></ul><ul><li>Independent </li></ul><ul><li>Inputs for monitoring/add value </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative with internal evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of all partners </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2. BRIDGES EXTERNAL EVALUATION <ul><li>METHODOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>- Documental analysis of all information produced by the project and the partners (partners should send on time all information to external evaluation team) </li></ul><ul><li>Short (15 minutes) structured interviews or questionnaires after transnational meetings with all partners </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 Questionnaires to all partners: October 2008 and 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 interviews in depth with coordinator partner </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2. BRIDGES EXTERNAL EVALUATION <ul><li>OTHER METODOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Related to: </li></ul><ul><li>* the cooperation with internal evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>* project process </li></ul><ul><li>* planning final report/add value </li></ul><ul><li>OUTPUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediary report (to be present in January 2009, transnational meeting) </li></ul><ul><li>Final report (November 2009) </li></ul>
  12. 12. www.a-3s.org Carlota Quintão | [email_address] | (+351) 914711056 Ana Luisa Martinho | [email_address] | (+351) 914549646

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