» October 2019

New Tiered Accredited Practitioner Pathway and Updates to Assurance Services

by Rebecca Harvey · Thursday, October 10th, 2019

New Tiered Accredited Practitioner Pathway: Social Value International are launching a tiered pathway for Accredited Practitioners of Social Value and Social Return on Investment.  The launch will take place on 18 November 2019.   This pathway will see practitioners develop their skills, knowledge and practice in social value, impact management and the practical application of the SVI framework in social impact assessment and SROI. The levels will assess and be evidenced by the following: • Level 1: Associate – Demonstrated theoretical competence in social value and impact management in line with the SVI Framework – evidenced through successful completion of Social

Trends and challenges on impact measurement in Brazil

by David Thomas · Monday, October 7th, 2019

This blog was written by IDIS – Institute for the Development of Social Investment. If you wish to write for the SVI Blog, please contact david.thomas@socialvalueint.org. What is impact measurement? Impact measurement is a growing trend among philanthropists and social investors worldwide. Organizations are becoming more concerned about assessing how impactful their projects and programs are, and grantmakers are interested in verifying whether their resources are being allocated in initiatives that bring effective benefits to society. But what is impact and how can it be measured? This article gives an international perspective on the topic, presenting IDIS’ experiences in Brazil.

Impact measurement is here to stay – but is it for the better?

by David Thomas · Monday, October 7th, 2019

This blog was written by SVI Members CAF. If you’d like to write for the SVI Blog, please get in touch with david.thomas@socialvalueint.org. The future of impact measurement in Russia It is amazing how quickly the notion of social impact completely took over the non-profit agenda – both donors and NGOs know very well that they are “touching people’s lives”, which has certain effects and these effects can be measured. Though opinions may vary as to what is measurable or how, there is a general agreement that social impact exists and it can and therefore should be measured. This is