2017 is the tenth anniversary of Social Value International and Social Value UK. A lot has happened in ten years. This blog is to celebrate all we’ve achieved as a community and look to the what we have coming next. ‘We have come a long way in ten years. But measured against our goals, to change the way the world accounts for value in order to reduce inequality, we still have a long way to go. We’re not quite a difficult teenager but I suspect we’re going to need to become one.’ Jeremy Nicholls, CEO Social Value UK and Social Value
Today we launch a new linkages paper! Social Value International and The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) work to help organisations set up impact management systems that are solid and deliver information that is useful to maximise the value for theit stakeholders. The “Impact Management Principles” document links the Social Value Principles to EVPA’s five step process. It is a short guide to what we stand for when we talk about impact measurement and management. It’s a way for practitioners to keep it simple, practical and useful. Free Download
IQ Business have joined Social Value International as organisational members. At IQ Business, they believe they are redefining management consulting to be more responsive to the challenges clients face. Whether these challenges can be tackled by leveraging research from IQ Business and partners, assigning IQ teams to design and implement solutions, or deploying point expertise to fill a skills gap, they aim to ensure their clients overcome their business challenges. Their goal is to create a culture of accountability for social spend across business, government and NGO sectors. They believe this can be achieved through assessing, measuring and optimising social spend
At last: an accessible toolkit that guides you step by step to assess your social impact. This hands-on tool considers your available time and what you and your stakeholders really want to know about your impact. www.impactwizard.eu Curbing poverty. Increasing resilience. Fostering environment-friendly behaviour. For social entrepreneurs, making a social impact is their main drive. Are you working for a better world? Do you find it difficult to explain how your project contributes to societal change? Impact Wizard is a brand new online tool that helps you to do just that. Impact Wizard helps you reflect on, assess and increase your impact. Challenging assignments bring
Jordan River Foundation have become organisational members of Social Value International. Established in 1995, the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) has been a major player in Jordanian community development, bringing forth over 20 years of experience to local community development, and supporting homegrown solutions that engage communities and address local challenges. Driven by values of social justice, impactful interventions to alleviate poverty, and empowering the community with a focus on women and youth, JRF implements various programmes to achieve its mission of transforming Jordanian communities. The Child Safety Program (JRCSP) and the Community Empowerment Program (JRCEP), together with the Training and Consultation
Sinzer are a leading software solution for those wanting to manage social impact data and organisational members. They are the only online platform that has been accredited by Social Value International.
Over three days in October, leaders in the fields of impact investing, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, social finance, and evaluation will work together in a series of events, culminating in an action agenda for the development of impact measurement.
Tulip Foundation organised a meeting of the Bulgarian Social Impact group on 20 May in Sofia. The core of the meeting was the theme about the recent changes in legislation concerning impact assessment in Bulgaria.
In October 2015, Social Value International was invited to speak at the annual meeting of Procura on accounting for value of social outcomes.
On October 30th, the Russian Impact Measurement Group was launched at an event in Moscow, organised by CAF Russia. The event itself was well attended by people representing organisations from a range of sectors, including NGOs, foundations and business.