Member Consultation – Survey & Consultation Session.

Member Consultation – Survey & Consultation Session.

Posted 31st May 2024

We want to hear your views on Social Value UK’s affiliation with Social Value International.


How is SVUK currently set up? 

Social Value UK (SVUK) was established in 2007 as a company limited by guarantee and is a membership organisation with both individual and organisational members from the UK.  

How is SVI currently set up? 

Social Value International (SVI) was established in 2011 and is a charity registered in England.  

What is SVI’s role internationally? 

SVI is a membership organisation with a mission to change the way the world accounts for value through Principles, People, Practice and Power. SVI supports the growth of affiliated national membership networks and currently has members in over 60 countries. Through international collaboration, SVI develops the Principles of Social Value and set best practices standards for impact management, SROI or ‘accounting for value’. SVIoversees an internationally recognised Professional Pathway for social value practitioners as well as a report assurance framework and software accreditation services, amongst other things.  

How are SVUK members connected with SVI? 

By joining SVUK, our members also become SVI members and can access the benefits that SVI offers. SVUK members may not necessarily be aware of all that they can access via our affiliation with SVI – there are many and these are listed in the survey below or here. We hope, via this consultation, to find out which particular benefits SVUK members value and what benefits they might like to see offered in the future. We would also like to find out what, if anything, could be improved. 

Why are you holding this consultation at this stage? 

As part of our Joint Member Network Agreement with SVI, we must pay SVI a percentage of our revenue from the SVI services that we deliver (SVI Accredited Social Value & SROI Training, SVI Report Assurance, Levels 1-3 on the Professional Pathway, SVI membership). These fees are reinvested by SVI in developing these services and advancing the mission internationally. The purpose of this consultation is to collect your views on our affiliation with SVI and to understand the value you place on accessing SVI services through SVUK so that we can continue to shape our relationship with SVI in mutually beneficial ways. 

Will SVI be involved in this consultation? 

Ben Carpenter (CEO of SVI) will be attending the member consultation session to share a presentation explaining more about what SVI offers to SVUK members. We will also be sharing some of the (anonymised) data we collect with SVI. 

How can I contribute my views? 

If interested, please complete the survey HERE by 5 pm on Wednesday 5th June, 2024. You can also book to be part of an online consultation session scheduled for Wednesday 19th June 2024 from 1 pm-2 pm. Click HERE to register. For this session to go ahead, minimum numbers will be required.   

What are the key dates I have to remember? 

Wednesday 5th June, 2014 – 5pm: Deadline for survey completion  

Wednesday 12th June, 2024 – 5pm: Deadline for booking to attend online consultation   

Wednesday 19th June, 2024, 1pm-2pm: Online consultation session