Social Value UK are proud to announce Lisa Greenhalgh, founder of LINK Impact Services CIC, has achieved Level One Associate Practitioner status.
LINK Impact Services CIC offers organisations growth opportunities by providing a flexible, affordable resource in a variety of services and linking private and third sector organisations to increase positive impacts for all.
Ahead of this announcement, we had a discussion about our Practitioner Pathway and Lisa’s experience with the assessment process:
Why have you decided to undertake the Social Value International Practitioner Pathway? What has led to your application for Level 1 of Practitioner?
As founder of LINK Impact Services CIC, my aim is to help organisations embed social value into their activities so by following the SVI Practitioner Pathway it not only strengthens my knowledge and expertise in the field, it gives my clients reassurance too.
What did you learn and find useful from this assessment process?
All the resources available contained excellent information and technical information around SROI impact measurement and the tools and data required to produce meaningful reports. No matter how much you understand a topic – there’s always something new to learn and the assessment process was great in helping me understand where I was at in my understanding.
Is there anything that you believe you will gain or find useful in the next steps you will take for working towards becoming an Associate Practitioner?
I plan to follow the full Practitioner pathway so all the knowledge gained not only reinforces my social value practice out in the field, it’s the building block to carrying on with the pathway process.
Are there any other specific projects you are doing at the moment that are related to SROI/social value?
I am currently assisting an experienced SROI practitioner on a SROI Impact Report for a charity.
You have now joined a community of practice around the globe. What does this mean to you and why do you want to participate and contribute to the development of the methodology and overall social value movement?
As a strong believer that businesses should do the right thing by the communities they work in I believe the social value movement has gained pace since the strengthening of the Social Value Act, the introduction of the PPN06/20 and the Social Value Model. I am excited to join a community of like-minded people, all working together to increase social impact and tackle inequality in our communities. Collaboration is key so building networks is vital if we are to create as much positive impact in our communities as possible.
“I’m delighted to have become an Associate Practitioner with Social Value International and join a global community of like-minded people. By working together, sharing ideas, information, knowledge and skills, we can create real change in our communities”.
For more information, please contact:
Lisa Greenhalgh at [email protected]
Interested in becoming an Associate Practitioner? Find out more here.