Impact Measurement: Applying the Principles of Social Value and SROI
The leading online course that empowers you with the essential skills and tools to measure and manage the social impact of projects and initiatives
Impact measurement, Social Value and SROI accounting are priority concerns for public and private sector organisations worldwide. Overall, the demand for professionals capable of measuring, communicating and informing decisions to improve the social impact of initiatives is growing quickly. This course will fast-track your skill development and provide you with a certificate that puts you on the path to becoming an Accredited Social Value Professional (Read more).
Who is this course for
This course has been designed for social sector professionals, entrepreneurs, and funders seeking to learn a pragmatic yet internationally renowned approach to impact and social value measurement & management. It will also be relevant to people seeking a comprehensive introduction to the field and build valuable skills for a career with impact.
What you will learn
Social Value and SROI: Impact Measurement & Management table of content
The course starts with the foundations of impact measurement and gradually progresses to more advanced practices like outcome valuation and materiality assessments.
In this Chapter, you will learn to recognise and convincingly communicate how measuring and managing impacts can generate benefits for your work. You will understand what social impact is and the ways to assess it based on the five dimensions of impact and the eight Principles of Social Value. Moreover, we will learn to recognise the different impact management approaches, their advantages, limits and relationships.
By the end of the second chapter you will be able to analyse a social or environmental problem by conducting root-cause analysis and define strong and compelling impact goals for an organisation. You will also learn how to create a powerful Theory of Change, or in other words a plan for achieving your impact goals.
In Chapter 3, you will learn to identify stakeholders and meaningfully segment them as well as to define relevant outputs and outcomes (effects or changes) to report and improve. This will allow you to apply the materiality test to prioritize what really matters.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to find appropriate indicators to measure outcomes and define thresholds. We will learn to set thresholds to identify expected amounts of change and identify the duration of these changes and when we are accountable for them. Lastly, you will be capable to measure change against a baseline and create a questionnaire to capture and analyse data for reporting and improvements.
In this chapter, you will learn to attribute value to stakeholder changes in expected outcomes and report and identify improvements through valuation techniques, including the social value and SROI calculation. By the end of the Chapter, you will be able to successfully plan to achieve positive impacts that are valuable to society and the planet.
By the end of Chapter 6, you will be able to identify and assess the counterfactual or ‘what could have happened anyway’ - otherwise known as deadweight as well as the contribution/attribution factor of others which affects your impact. You will also learn to determine the net impact of your contribution and evaluate it to properly report and identify improvements.
This last chapter is all about impact management: you will learn to transparently report impact results to external stakeholders and leverage your results to support strategic and operational decision-making. Moreover, you will be able to recognise the importance of embedding impact management and identify the key requirements to creating a culture of impact management in an organisation.
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Social Value International (SVI) is a leading global standard setter for social impact measurement & management, social value and SROI (Social Return on Investment). Itis a registered charity with 25 national networks across the world and members in over 45 countries. SVI works closely with international partnersincluding the OECD, UNDP and contributes to the Impact Management Project (IMP) to set global standards for impact management.
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Social Value International (SVI) is a leading global standard setter for social impact measurement & management, social value and SROI (Social Return on Investment). It is a registered charity with 25 national networks across the world and members in over 45 countries. SVI works closely with international partners including the OECD, UNDP and contributes to the Impact Management Project (IMP) to set global standards for impact management.
What learners say about their experience
The social learning was a good experience. After the course, I am now thinking of setting out a structured approach to social value engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
My cohort trainer, Filippo, was very knowledgeable and helpful!
The training with Efiko academy was informative and relevant. I enjoyed networking with other social value professionals and experiencing more of the social impact landscape, helping me to recognise where I am on my journey and where I need to go!
Efiko’s self-directed course offers a solid platform for engaging in impact management. Previous reading only got me so far – I valued the fresh insights this training offered.