Measuring social impact is difficult for any organisation. For small charities where staff and resources are often already stretched the challenge can be especially daunting.
Caroline Fiennes, the author of ‘It Ain’t What You Give, It’s The Way That You Give It: Making Charitable Donations That Get Results’ discusses the importance of ensuring data gathered shows both what happened and what would have happened anyway.
In the non-profit world, every organisation that does knowledge should be rewarded, argues Dr. Brigitte Mohn of Bertelsmann Stiftung.
SIAA’s James O’Sullivan blogs about the possible implications of the Social Value Act, due to become UK law in summer 2012.
Adrian Hornsby, Head of Research at Investing for Good, blogs about the power of analysis to reconnect money to social value.
Bettina Windau of the Bertelsmann Foundation looks at the many obstacles in the way of potential clients which explain why the majority of funders and social investors do not engage with social impact analysis.
Antonia Jeans, Research Assistant at SIAA, blogs on the Social Value Bill currently working its way through the UK Parliament.
We’re very pleased to share a new video of a SIAA networking event in Berlin, held in partnership with Phineo. It was a good discussion and a great opportunity to get to know SIAA’s German members. We hope you’ll enjoy the films.
Where is social impact analysis practiced worldwide?
Giles Gibson, Partner at The Mobile Collective and winner of SIAA’s launch ticket Twitter giveaway, argues that SIAA should focus on persuading the private sector to adopt social impact metrics.