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
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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
Susan Balet, a consultant specialising in social impact measurement, offers her professional and personal insight to the Social Value Matters conference in Istanbul where delegates and speakers from 25 countries gathered to discuss how best to amplify voices, inspire change and maximise value.
Throughout November 2016 Social Value International (SVI) undertook some research to understand how far the Social Value Principles have been understood, adopted and applied in practice. This is part of SVI’s efforts to measure our own impact. A survey was distributed online to current members, expired members and non-members of SVI. This is the third time we have conducted this type of survey and the results are fascinating.
Newly Accredited Practitioner Yulia Romaschenko from Russia shares her thoughts on becoming an AP!
Against a backdrop of increasing inequality and global uncertainty, this year the Social Value International conference will be in Istanbul in partnership with Koç University, an international university located in Istanbul a city where the East and West meet… Social Value Matters 2017 will focus on what needs to happen to amplify stakeholder voices to inspire change and maximise value…. Attend and hear from Dr Mairi Mackay, John Tamihere and Professor Gürhan Canlı.
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.