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Impact measurement based on the Social Value Principles and SROI

The leading accredited course empowering you with the skills to measure and manage the social impact of any initiative by applying the Principles of Social Value.

Beginner to intermediate

4.7 out of 5 rating

Impact accountability is the next frontier of enterprise management. This course developed together with Social Value International, a leading standard setter, is designed to fast-track your ability and confidence in measuring, reporting and managing the social impact of any type of organisation. Get step-by-step guidance with templates and practical examples to navigate through the four stages of the impact management process. Upon completing the course you earn an Accredited Certificate of Completion that puts you on the path of becoming an Accredited Social Value and SROI Professional (Read more).

What You'll Learn

Grasp the purpose and benefits of sound impact management and measurement
Identify material positive and negative outcomes based on stakeholder engagement
Define suitable impact indicators to measure outputs and outcomes
Define a measurement and reporting plan in line with the Principles of Social Value
Perform outcome valuation and measure the SROI of any project

Course Modules

numbernumberModule 1: Impact as Centre Stage (2h30)

Wrap your head around the purpose and core benefits of measuring impacts using the five dimensions and the eight principles of Social Value.

number1number1Module 2: Planning for Impact (2h00)

Learn best practices for defining impact goals that address the root causes of a societal challenge. Be empowered to create a basic Theory of Change or evaluate an existing one.

number2number2Module 3: Define Relevant Outcomes (2h00)

Focus on defining outcomes that matter to your project and key stakeholders. Don’t forget to include unintended positive & negative effects in your planning.

number3number3Module 4: Identify Outcome Indicators (2h30)

Define objective and subjective indicators to measure progress on the social and environmental outcomes of a project. Learn how to use existing databases of indicators and how to create new ones.

number4number4Module 5: Outcome Valuation (2h00)

Grasp the purpose and benefits of outcome valuation and discover leading approaches for gaining insights into how valuable your outcomes are to your stakeholders.

number5number5Module 6: Measure Net Impacts (2h00)

Time to delve into the practice of defining your counterfactual, questioning “what would have happened anyway” to identify the net contribution of a project.

number6number6Module 7: Manage to Maximise (2h00)

Turn impact data into valuable insights and reports and leverage them to make better informed strategic, tactical and operational decisions for a project.

Delivery Options

Spice up your learning journey by blending the online course with a set of five interactive sessions. The sessions offer you an opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded peers, ask burning questions to the trainer and dive deeper into specific issues.

March 2024

March 2, 14, 19
09:00 - 11:00 CET

September 2024

September 2, 14, 19
09:00 - 11:00 CET

The learning experience that fits your busy working schedule and allows you to learn at your own pace from wherever you are. Access >15h of online course material and learn how to measure and manage the social impact of any initiative by applying the Principles of Social Value.
14 hours of on-demand online course materials
30+ exercises & a downloadable Impact Map (Excel)
In-depth case studies and first-hand insights from practitioners
Additional readings, templates & tools
Unlimited access to the platform for a full year
Certificate of Completion


Join 5 interactive sessions with one of our experts and a group of like-minded peers, on top of the self-paced course material! The hybrid package will help you confidently progress in the online course while giving you the opportunity to share experiences, expand your network and delve deeper into topics of interest.


Join 5 interactive sessions with one of our experts and a group of like-minded peers, on top of the self-paced course material! The hybrid package will help you confidently progress in the online course while giving you the opportunity to share experiences, expand your network and delve deeper into topics of interest.

March 2024

March 8, 22 | April 12, 26

From 10:00 AM CET/CEST

The Team offer blends theory, practical case studies, break-out conversations and interactions with the expert. Your learning track will be tailored to your organisation’s level of experience, plus:

Choose the delivery format (e.g. self-paced, live in-person/online or hybrid)
Schedule flexibly based on your team’s agenda
Live session content tailored to different profiles in your team
Certificate of Completion
Dedicated learner success management

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Our Expert Trainers

Social Value International (SVI) is a leading global standard setter for social impact measurement & management, Social Value and SROI.

Dr. Adam Richards (the lead trainer) is the Director of Impact at Social Value International. He has extensive experience working organisations and funders to help them better understand, measure and manage their social impact. His passion for helping people and organisations maximise their impacts is contagious.

This course puts you into the

Social Value Professional Pathway

Read more about the Social Value Professional Pathway

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Frequently Asked Questions

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This course is designed for impact project leaders, funders and sustainability consultants who want to develop a sound understanding of what it takes to assess the impact of an organisation and generate qualitative and quantitative insights for reporting and decision-making purposes. No prior experience is required, the course offers a step-by-step approach that takes you from the fundamentals to innovative approaches to stakeholder engagement and valuing social outcomes.

The course is accredited by Social Value International. This means that upon completing it you obtain a Certificate of Completion that unlocks Level 2 & Level 3 of the Social Value Practitioner Pathway

This certification will be valuable to you if you seek to grow in sustainability consulting, report assurance and accreditation, or impact investin.

This course is mainly designed to train beginners and intermediate level practitioners. The complexity of the content increases with every chapter but many examples, exercises and case studies will help you build self-confidence and deep understanding in each dimension of the curriculum. 

If you are an advanced practitioner, we recommend you take the Social learning experience in order to get opportunities to share experiences and ask questions to an expert and a group of peers.

All sessions are recorded and made available to social learners participating to a cohort.  As the value of the Social Package lies in the networking opportunity and learning from & with peers and the expert, we ask to be present for at least half of the sessions.

The Autonomous package includes 14+ hours of bite-sized content, including a wealth of case studies, practitioner insights and exercises. You will have access to the downloadable Impact Map, a tool to measure the social value and SROI of your activity, and you will be invited to join a diverse community of Impact Practitioners on the Efiko community platform. 

The Social package includes everything of the Autonomous package, plus a series five interactive sessions of 90 minutes with an accredited expert and a group of peers. It allows you to ask your questions, share experiences and delve further into the topics covered in the course.

Both the Autonomous and Social package are accredited by Social Value International and come with the Certificate of Completion, allowing you to progress on the SVI practitioner pathway.

In all packages, you’re invited to join the community platform where you can ask your burning questions. 

If you’re enrolled as a Social Learner, you’re also invited to ask any question you have in the live sessions with the trainer. The lead trainer of the course will draw up an agenda based upon the learners’ questions. 

For any other questions, you may contact We will be happy to support you!

For now, the course is only available in English.

The content will soon be subtitled in various languages.

The start of the next cohort for the Social Learners is indicated on the Delivery Options section. Register as soon as possible as places are limited. However, if you can’t wait, you can access all material and follow your first lessons already before the starting date!

Do you prefer to study on your own and at your own pace? That’s also possible with the Autonomous package, which allows you to plan your learnings whenever fits you best.

Yes, you will. Complete the course and earn a renowned Certificate of Completion that sets you on the path to becoming an Accredited Social Value Practitioner.

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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.

Yes, we offer the option to pay with credit card (Mastercard, VISA) or PayPal. If you would like to pay with your debit card, we advise you to create a free prepaid PayPal account here and use it to make your payment.
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Yes, you can secure several tickets at once by contacting us at Include the number of people you would like to enroll and your preferred course delivery mode (autonomous vs social package).

We also offer B2B/group offers. If you’re interested, please contact us here.

Yes, Stripe processes payments in 130+ currencies. PayPal also allows you to convert money to a different currency.
In case less than 5 people participate in your cohort, we will offer you two options: (1) to join another cohort or (2) full reimbursement of the course.
Yes, we can provide an invoice or proof of purchase so you can get reimbursed by your employer or company. Simply reach out to us at stating the course name and package you’d like to take and for how many people.
Yes, we do offer reimbursement on the course in case you’re not satisfied with it. The reimbursement applies following these conditions:
a) Up to 15 calendar days after you enrolled to the course or up until 5 days after the introductory session if you register as Social Learner;
b) The guarantee applies up until you consume 20% of the course content;
Contact to ask for a reimbursement. We will review your request and in case your demand complies with the above conditions we will transfer the amount you paid, minus transaction costs.

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