Helping you understand, measure
and communicate your Social Impact
You only get one chance to tell your story so make the most of it.

News and Blog Archives

Training Opportunity: How to measure your social value
March 2018
Social Return on Investment (SROI) Training, 17th & 18th May
Measure your social impact - February workshops
January 2018

Social Enterprise NI are hosting 2 free trainng sessions in February

NOW Group social impact evaluation
NOW Group Social Impact Evaluation
November 2017

For every £1 invested in the organisation, £10 social value is returned.

Measure your social impact - November workshop
November 2017

Gauge associate Nancy Brown will be hosting a free workshop with Social Enterprise NI.

Measuring your social impact training - Thursday 12th October
September 2017

Social Enterprise NI are hosting a free training session led by Gauge NI.

Walking groups impacting health and wellbeing
September 2017

NHSCT Walking for Health social impact evaluation

NOW Group win Social Enterprise of the Year at the Belfast Business Awards
June 2017

NOW Group Impact Card 2015 - 2016
March 2017
Last year NOW Group commissioned Gauge NI to carry out a social impact evaluation of their services for the 2015-2016 period.
Measuring your social impact training - Mon 20th February
February 2017

Social Enterprise NI are hosting the second of two free training sessions led by Gauge NI.

NOW Group launch JAM Card app
January 2017

Smartphone app allows people to ask for Just a Minute of patience

Measuring your social impact training - Mon 5th December
November 2016

Social Enterprise NI will be hosting free social impact training led by Gauge NI.

JAM Card NOW Group supporting people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future
JAM Card to be turned into an app
November 2016

The card and app allow people to ask for 'Just a minute' of patience.

Chief Executives Forum Event
October 2016

Gauge NI spoke to members of the Chief Executives Forum about social impact measurement.

Start 360 Cool Choices
September 2016

Impact report shows digital media training partnership had significant impact on young people.

UnLtd Do It Award
August 2016

£5000 funding available to support social entrepreneurs.

Small charity has big impact!
July 2016

A new social impact report from Gauge NI has revealed that for every £1 invested in Supporting Communities, £8 of social value is generated.

Niamh Living Well Living Longer Evaluation
July 2016

A Gauge NI report has found that for every £1 invested in this service for older people, £12 social value is created.

The impact of awards
June 2016

Demonstrate your organisation's impact through industry awards.

NOW Group appoint new chairman
June 2016

Gary Irvine has been appointed chairman of the NOW Group.

Back to basics: 5 tips to communicate your social impact
May 2016

In the last of our Back to Basics blogs we look at how to tell the world about your impact.

SROI Training, Paul White, evaluation
SROI Practitioner Interview
April 2016

An interview with Gauge NI associate Paul White.

Back to basics: what is Social Return on Investment?
April 2016

An explanation of what Social Return on Investment (SROI) is and how it can be used.

Evaluation of the Food & Friendship Escorted Shopping Scheme
March 2016

Case study of a recent SROI evaluation Gauge NI carried out for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Back to basics: what is social impact measurement?
March 2016

Our quick guide to some impact measurement terms and tools.

Back to basics: what is social impact?
February 2016

The first in our 'Back to basics' blog series.

NOW Group having an impact
February 2016

For every £1 invested into NOW Group, £8 in social value is generated.

Charity Reporting Event
February 2016

Full house at The Mac for charity seminar.

SROI Training
February 2016

Social Return on Investment (SROI)
Training 28th & 29th April

Measuring your impact: It’s time for less talk and more action
January 2016


Understanding the new reality for charity reporting
December 2015

Breakfast event - Friday 5th February

2015: An Impactful Year for Charities in Northern Ireland
December 2015


Evaluating the impact of NIACRO
November 2015

Interview with NIACRO CEO about measuring their impact.

Measuring the impact of ESF projects
November 2015

Gauge event in The Bobbin on 5th November.

Social Enterprise NI Conference and Awards 2015
October 2015

Building Better Supply Chains

Three messages for NI charities from the Digital DNA conference
October 2015

The third sector can benefit from embracing technology.

Northern Ireland Housing Executive Social Housing Enterprise Strategy
NI Housing Executive Social Housing Enterprise Strategy
October 2015

Focused on outcomes for social enterprises.

Measuring outcomes of European Social Fund projects
Event: Measuring the impact of your European Social Fund project
October 2015

Join us for breakfast on Thursday 5th November.

SROI Evaluation of Community Transport Northern Ireland
Measuring the social impact of Community Transport in Northern Ireland
September 2015


Corporate Social Responsibility Northern Ireland
No matter how small your business is – it can have a positive social impact (and maybe already is!)
September 2015


Social Impact Equation event at Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland
The Social Impact Equation Event
September 2015

Gauge NI and Now take part in social enterprise masterclass at Belfast City Hall.

Youth Engagement Programme, Belfast interface SROI
Youth Engagement Programme
August 2015

A PEACE III funded initiative making a difference at Belfast interfaces.

Social enterprise, Social Saturday, Northern Ireland
Create impact, buy social
August 2015

Businesses can make an impact in their communities by adding social enterprises to their supply chain.

Social enterprise, social impact event Belfast City Hall
The Social Impact Equation
August 2015

Join us on 3rd September for a social enterprise masterclass.

Measuring the outcomes of proposed Developments Trust NI community asset transfer
Development Trust NI Launch New Resources
August 2015

Stephen McGarry from Gauge NI recently helped Development Trusts NI launch 3 new resources.

Natwest SE100 Awards Calls for entries from Northern Ireland Social Enterprises
The NatWest SE100 Awards
August 2015

Social enterprises in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to register on The NatWest SE100 Index for their chance to win a share of £32,500 prize money.

Nexus NI Impact Card - measuring social impact Northern Ireland
Measuring the social impact of Nexus NI
July 2015

The Chief Executive of Nexus NI tells us how measuring the impact of their work has helped the organisation.

Pictured at the opening of the Loaf Cafe Bakery social enterprise are: Fra McCann, Mervyn Storey, Maeve Monaghan and Paul Maskey.
Loaf Opens New Cafe and Bakery
July 2015

Gauge NI's sister social enterprise Loaf Catering has opened a new cafe and bakery on the Grosvenor Road, Belfast.

By Social Toolkit Launch
Buy Social Toolkit Launched
February 2015

It's gotten that bit easier to #buysocial thanks to the launch of a new easy-to-follow guide for organisations thinking of doing business with a social enterprise.

Gauge NI
Measuring your Social Impact
February 2015

Stephen McGarry talks about the importance of the practice in demonstrating social impact.

Social Enterprise Award Winner
Awards Sweep for NOW Group
October 2014

Gauge NI's parent organisation NOW Group has been has been named Social Enterprise of the Year at the 2014 Social Enterprise Awards Northern Ireland.

Bobbin Coffee Shop Loaf
Loaf moves in to Belfast City Hall
September 2014

Gauge NI's sister social enterprise Loaf Catering has taken over the management of Belfast City Hall’s Bobbin Coffee Shop.

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