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Social Return on Investment, or SROI, is a system of accounting for all of the social and environmental value of your activities. Applying SROI to your work can have a whole range of benefits - from demonstrating your impact in a clear and transparent way to improving your service delivery, winning contracts and tenders to being accountable to your stakeholders, SROI helps you to maximise the potential of your social value. For some real examples of how SROI has helped others, click here.
Social Value UK's SROI Practitioner Training course is accredited by the Institute of Leadership Management and is delivered by accredited trainers and SROI practitioners. We have been delivering this training course for over seven years to over 1200 people.
Day one is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the SROI process. We will begin with some theory, but the process is best learnt by trying it, so candidates will learn how to develop an impact map – the heart of the SROI process – and explore appropriate real life examples.
Day two covers in depth, more theoretical issues behind SROI including valuation techniques and counterfactuals, as well as discussing examples of best practice at different levels of rigour.
Cost for 2 day training & 1 Year membership £575+VAT (15% membership discount)
Cost for 2 day training £618+VAT
Training will be delivered by SROI Accredited Practitioners.
Anyone wishing to become an SROI Accredited Practitioner will need to have attended both days. Day two is more in depth and builds on day one. Training does not guarantee accreditation, but is a necessary step towards becoming an accredited practitioner.
Find out more about SROI Accreditation
The SROI methodology was originally developed in the UK by the New Economics Foundation (NEF). NEF Consulting, founded and owned by the New Economics Foundation, offers a wide range of SROI products, including a 2-day SROI training course.
The course covers the methodology and practical guidance needed to carry out an SROI analysis to the highest standard. It includes a large practical element, allowing participants to undertake actual SROI workings and calculations and analyse their implications.
Since NEF Consulting first started delivering SROI training in 2009 we have received excellent feedback. 83% of 2014 participants said that, following our course, they felt confident to undertake an SROI analysis.
All courses are facilitated by Social Value UK accredited practitioners and count towards accreditation as a practitioner. The courses are suitable to all levels of experience in evaluation. We help participants to identify where their existing skills fit into the SROI process and build their confidence in new areas. Special features include training in NEF’s measurement tools such as the National Accounts of Well-being and valuation techniques.
This is the only accredited course that incorporates building an SROI model on a spread sheet rather than as a paper and pen based exercise.
Participants leave the course knowing how best to apply what they have learned in their own setting so they can prove and improve the value they create.
NEF Consulting also runs bespoke training courses.
All sessions run from 09:30 to 17.00.
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Please check the booking form on the NEF Consulting site. There is a £50 discount for early bookings – see the form for details.
London and Manchester courses are both delivered in central locations and in comfortable learning venues. Prices quoted include lunch and refreshments.
"Excellent, well delivered training that has exceeded my expectations." - Karen Nolan, Blackpool Council
"Good, clear and well presented." - Fran Healy, Hebden Bridge Community Association
"Really brilliant course - Thank you!" - Kelly McInnes, Northern Star
“It was a great course and I thought the two of you did a great job at facilitating and making the topic very interesting. I really do believe the course gave me a greater insight into measuring outcomes and it has given me the confidence and the tools to carry out a basic SROI calculation on a project I am leading on. I have been inspired!” - Anna O'Mahony, Head of MacIntyre My Way
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With the current economic climate, it has never been more important to know the value of your work. Although it is easy to say that a charity, project or your organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategy does good work and has a broad reach, this can be difficult to demonstrate in a meaningful way.
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a method of showing the value of your organisation in a tangible way. SROI is an approach to understanding and managing the impacts of a project, organisation or policy. It is based on stakeholders and uses financial value of the important impacts identified by stakeholders to identify what is important to them. For example a charity that works to alleviate poverty will be well aware of how valuable it is not just to those it supports but to society as a whole. SROI helps put a monetary value on that work, allowing the charity to articulate clearly just how much of an impact they have. By using the SROI model that charity could determine for every pound it spends what this equates to in social, environmental and economic value.
The anti-poverty charity could tell its funders just how amazing their work is and show funders the real life examples of those they help. But imagine the charity is then able to tell those funders that as well as these amazing and emotive examples of their work, that every £1 they invest equates to £9 of social value.
Gauge NI are holding a two day SROI training course on 28th and 29th April 2016. The training will be delivered by Tim Goodspeed from Social Value UK and is designed as the first step for individuals considering doing a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis. It provides training to a level suitable for trainees seeking to become accredited SROI practitioners and no prior experience is required.
If you truly want to understand and demonstrate the value your work makes on the stakeholders that matter – the community around you – then this course is an essential starting point.
There are a limited number of early bird places available for £600 (ex VAT) if booked before 31st March; the rate after this date is £695 (ex VAT). The price includes training costs, materials, certification and first year membership of Social Value UK plus lunch and refreshments on both days.