CLES: Principles for good social impact measurement
|27 April 2016
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Alumni, Current University students
|Dr Jenny Rouse
Social impact, or social value refers to the wider social, economic and environmental impacts that an organisation can have on society. The concept has been long-recognised in in the charity sector, and in related concepts such as corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the private sector. In the current environment, in which many organisations are having to make difficult funding decisions, it is more important than ever that there are effective means of understand the wider impact of activities and initiatives. However there are a wealth of different tools and approaches available to measure social value, meaning that it can be a difficult landscape for organisations to navigate.
This session will cover:
The reasons why an organisation might evaluation their social impact: to prove and improve
Drawing on real life examples, the key principles of good social impact measurement
Overview of existing methodologies such as Social Return on Investment (SROI) and the HACT Wellbeing Valuation model, and the extent to which these relate to the key principles
The practical considerations that organisations need to consider before undertaking social impact measurement
Examples of how organisations have benefitted from undertaking social impact evaluation.
CLES will also join us on 11 May 2016 to lead a seminar on Introduction to Local Multiplier 3 (LM3).
The session will be led by Dr Jenny Rouse, Associate Director at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), where she leads on social impact measurement. Over the past six years she has worked with a large number of organisations including local authorities, charities, housing associations and the private sector conducting social impact evaluation as well as training organisations to conduct their own. The session is suitable for anyone interested in the growing field of impact evaluation.
Dr Jenny Rouse
Role: Associate Director
Organisation: Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street