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Training Opportunity: How to measure your social value

With the current economic and political climate, knowing the value of your work and being able to demonstrate it is vital. Although it is easy to say that a charity, project or your organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategy does good work and has a broad reach, this can be difficult to demonstrate in a meaningful way. 
 
Social Return on Investment (SROI)
 
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a method of showing the value of your organisation in a tangible way. SROI is an approach to understanding and managing the impacts of a project, organisation or policy. It is based on stakeholders and uses financial value of the important impacts identified by stakeholders to identify what is important to them. 
 
For example a charity that works to alleviate poverty will be well aware of how valuable it is not just to those it supports but to society as a whole. SROI helps put a monetary value on that work, allowing the charity to articulate clearly just how much of an impact they have.
 
By using the SROI model that charity could determine for every pound it spends what this equates to in social, environmental and economic value. 
 
The anti-poverty charity could tell its funders just how amazing their work is and show funders the real life examples of those they help. But imagine the charity is then able to tell those funders that as well as these amazing and emotive examples of their work, that every £1 they invest equates to £9 of social value. 
 
SROI Training
 
Gauge NI are holding a two day SROI training course on 17th and 18th May 2018. The training will be delivered by Tim Goodspeed from Social Value UK and is designed as the first step for individuals considering doing a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis. It provides training to a level suitable for trainees seeking to become accredited SROI practitioners and no prior experience is required.
 
An overview of what will be covered during the 2 days:
 
 
If you truly want to understand and demonstrate the value your work makes on the stakeholders that matter – the community around you – then this course is an essential starting point.
 
There are a limited number of early bird places available for £600 (+ VAT) if booked before Monday 16th April; the rate after this date is £695 (+ VAT). The price includes training costs, materials, certification and first year membership of Social Value UK plus lunch and refreshments on both days. The training will take place at Groundwork NI, 63-75 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB which has free on street parking nearby.
 
For enquiries and bookings contact Christine on 02890 436400 or email christine.mcclune@gaugeni.co.uk
Call us: 028 9043 6400
Gauge NI: 15-17 Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 4GN