SVI Blog

How to Get Good Quality Impact Analysis

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Russell Turner, SIAA founding member and an independent consultant in social evaluation for the public and third sector, blogs about how best to ensure your organisation gets a good quality impact analysis and how to make the most of the findings.

Social Impact Analysis is About Delivering Impact, Not Just Measuring It – Report from the SIAA Launch

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

John Copps, Head of NPC’s Well-being Measure and SIAA founding member, reflects on SIAA’s launch and looks forward to an exciting future for the Association.

Sir Stuart Etherington Calls for Careful Handling of Impact Measurement

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Third Sector Magazine covers Sir Stuart Etherington’s keynote speech at SIAA’s launch event on 1 December 2011

Social Impact Analysis

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Nick Gandon, a Director at Cause4, considers SIAA’s role in the field of social impact analysis and the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead.

Do the Costs of Outcomes Measurement and Social Impact Analysis Outweigh the Benefits for the Non-Profit Community, and Grant-Makers in Particular?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Claire Coulier blogs for the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) on the relative value of social impact analysis to the non-profit sector.

How Much Value do Organisations Derive from Impact Analysis?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Karl Demian, a consultant to the not-for-profit sector, blogs for SIAA on the value to organisations of conducting impact analysis, and considers where organisations might best focus their efforts in order to benefit most fully.

Social Impact Assessment: Supporting the voluntary sector

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Claire Coulier blogs for the Social Research Association about SIAA’s role in supporting the voluntary sector.

Making Judgments to Make Good

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Jacob Harold, Programme Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, blogs for SIAA about the importance of the emerging field of social impact analysis.

What Impact Means to Funders

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

James O’Sullivan of SIAA considers the fragmentary nature of impact analysis in the voluntary sector and the difficulties this poses for funders.

What Do You Call a Group of Analysts?

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Sue Wixley, head of Communications at New Philanthropy Caiptal and SIAA trustee, expresses her hopes for the growth of social impact analysis as a recognised field. She discusses the motivation behind the founding of SIAA and reflects on the Valuing Impact conference of 2009.