social return on investment SROI

Social return on investment: the economic and social value created by Social Firms

This presentation was given by Sheila Durie at the Social Firms Europe (CEFEC) conference in Prague in 2009.

Publication Details
Author: 
Sheila Durie, The SROI Network and the SROI Project in Scotland
2009

Introducing social impact measurement

Thursday 19th November 2009, 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Want to demonstrate the value of what your organisation does to investors and funders but don't want to pay thousands on consultants and training?
  • Don't know where to start?
  • Want to keep things simple?

To celebrate Social Enterprise Day, Social Firms UK has teamed up with the Toolfactory to offer members of the Working Together network a free short introduction to the concept of social impact measurement, what to measure and how to measure it. By the end of the session attendees will have started work on a strategy to measure your social impact.

This 1/2 day practical and interactive event will cover:

SROI resources (workshop notes)

Workshop notes from 2008 Social Firms UK annual conference.

Moving ahead together: implications of blended value for the future of our work

Author: 
Jed Emerson
2004
Free
Other

This is a recording of Jed Emerson's presentation at the 5th Gathering of the Social Enterprise Alliance. Jed Emerson, twice selected by 'The Non-profit Times' as one of its '50 most influential people in the non-profit sector' (USA) does what he does best - challenge the audience to think about the transformation of the sector in new and different ways. Jed is a Senior Fellow with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He is also Lecturer in Business at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. His work involves an array of issues related to the development of investment strategies that leverage the greatest value from both philanthropic and market-rate capital in pursuit of a Blended Return on Investment (which includes financial, environmental and socialreturns/metrics). This recording accompanies the slides,as well as the publication, 'The Blended Value Map'.

Making an impact: exploring how to measure the mental health impacts of working in a Social Firm

Author: 
Social Firms Scotland
2008
Free
Other

Written by Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health, this study aimed to begin to support the development of an evidence base for mental health improvement through employment in Social Firms, by identifying potential indicators and ways of measuring mental health impacts. To download the full report and 2 page summary please http://www.socialfirms.org.uk/whatwedo/measuringtheimpact.asp

Investing in impact: developing social return on investing (SROI)

Author: 
Forth Sector & Haldane Associates
2008
Other

In Scotland, a range of partners explored SROI methodology and SROI as a predictor of future social return. This report provides a series of key lessons learned, practical guidance on using and developing SROI analysis, and recommendations for future work in this area.  Contact Forth Sector for a downloadable copy of this guide:  http://www.forthsectordevelopment.org.uk/pages/publications.html

Measuring value-creation in Social Firms: a do-it-yourself training manual for SROI

Author: 
Social Firms UK
2006
Free
Social Firms UK

Social Firms UK has worked with NEF (New Economics Foundation) to produce a practitioners guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI), using two Social Firms as case studies. This 'Do-It-Yourself' training manual for SROI is easy to follow and makes this topic accessible for practitioners. For Social Firms it is especially relevant as it profiles two established Social Firms (one employing people with mental health problems, the other, learning disabilities) illustrating the value of the information gleaned through the SROI process.

Proving the value of Social Firms / impact measurement

proving the value.jpgSocial Firms are needed because they:

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