Social Impact Measurement training
According to New Philanthropy Capital, around 90% of charities with £500k turnovers conduct some kind of impact reporting, and 74% of all charities are increasing the resources they put into reporting impact. Is your community organisation one of them?
Providing evidence of your organisation’s social impact has become increasingly important. Most charities cite requirements from outside funders as the key driver for measuring impact, as well as the wish to tell a present a narrative about the social value they generate.
The next course date is:
- Thurs 17th – Fri 18th April 2013: Click here for registration, details and price.
If you would like your organisation to host one or express interest for future course dates, please email us at email@example.com.
Overview of the course
This course has been specifically created for UK Charities and Social Enterprises. Over two days, you will learn and understand how to measure the social impact of your own organisation in a way that is:
- appropriate to the type of work that you do;
- rigorous; and
You will discover several different approaches to measuring impact and walk away with the ability to conduct and communicate a rigorous impact assessment of your organisation’s activities – even if you have no prior experience with economic analysis.
Throughout this interactive course, you will have the opportunity to apply the new concepts you have learned through exercises and case studies. You will benefit from being taught by recognised experts in the field and the course will include an opportunity to pick the brains of a leading fundraising consultant.
By investing in learning how to measure your social impact you will not only increase your chances of obtaining funding, it will serve philanthropists make more informed investment decisions and often drive improvements in the delivery of key services also.
We use real-life examples and each course has no more than 15 participants.
After this course you will be able to:
- Compare different definitions of social impact.
- Distinguish between several types of measurement tools that are available.
- Assess which method is most suited to your type of organisation and the type of funding you are pursuing.
- Identify the data and metrics that are required to make an assessment rigorous.
- Understand technical aspects of social impact assessment such as SROI.
- Relate your impact measurement back to your organisation’s activities, outputs and outcomes.
The course will be presented by:
- Pratik Dattani: Economist and Managing Director at EPG who has led several impact measurement studies in the UK and abroad, including one in 2011 for a welfare-to-work provider launched at the Bank of England. He has published articles and academic papers on impact measurement, including Challenges and Misconceptions with SROI, as been widely quoted in the media on social enterprise not only the UK but in Asia. He runs a large charitable organisation in his spare time.
- James Newell: Fundraising consultant and Senior Associate at Kingston Smith, and has led strategic voluntary income growth for a number of charities and causes. He is secretary of the Institute of Fundraising’s Trust and Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group and a trustee for the Howard League for Penal Reform. He has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment from Cass Business School.
- Harsha Patel: Harsha is the Managing Director of Doing Social, a social enterprise delivering innovative programmes that enable people to develop viable social ventures. Harsha has an MBA specialising in capacity building and over a decade of experience working in the Civil Society / Third sector. In that time, she has supported over 150 charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises, as a management consultant, trainer and project manager.
- Guests TBC: Every training course we run features at least one senior Trustee or Board-level presenter from a third sector organisation, who has direct experience of measuring impact, commissioning a study to measure impact, or submitting fundraising applications that require impact measurement.
- Thurs 17th – Fri 18th January 2013: *Places no longer available*
- Mon 28th – Tues 29th January 2013: *Places no longer available*