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Social Return on Investment: Working with community groups

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Social Return on Investment:…
“This report draws on the experience of supporting ten community groups to undertake an SROI analysis. It offers suggestions that may assist greenspace community groups and/or support workers in using the Cabinet Office publication ‘A Guide to Social Return on Investment’…
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urban forest tree valuation
Urban Forest and Tree Valuation…
Discounted cash flow analysis is one of the standard methods used to value urban forests and trees. It involves calculating today’s value for all benefits and costs attributed to an investment; that is discounting all cash flows to today’s value using an appropriate interest rate.…
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new social economy
Towards a new social economy
A Social Impact Bond is a contract with the public sector in which it commits to pay for improved social outcomes. On the back of this contract, investment is raised from socially-motivated investors. This investment is used to pay for a range of interventions to improve the social…
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Capabilities Approach
The capabilities approach, adult…
The capabilities approach (CA) developed by Amartya Sen and others has been extremely influential as an approach to evaluation, social assessment and policy analysis and development. In the context of the current UK policy arena, this paper outlines Sen’s CA and argues for its…
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Commissioning procurement social value
Commissioning and procurement…
The theme for this publication is commissioning and procurement with social value. It was set up as a result of a consultation exercise with the TI network of practitioners and participators to identify what they think are the key issues to move forward the agenda of public service…
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Attribution in SROI
Small Slices of a Bigger Pie:…
This report focuses on one aspect of calculating impact – attribution. Attribution is an assessment of how much of the outcome was caused by the contribution of other organisations or people. This report aims to provide more practical guidance for organisations who are conducting…
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Getting To Outcomes
Getting To Outcomes 2004
Promoting Accountability Through Methods and Tools for Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. The primary purpose of this manual is to help communities improve the quality of their programs aimed at preventing or reducing drug use among youth. Funders are increasingly mandating…
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Valuing Social Impacts
Valuing social impacts: Should…
In the context of reduced public sector spending, the requirement for the public sector to achieve more with less and the transition towards outcome-based procurement, this Talking Points publication provides an approach to measuring social impacts. In addition, we discuss our…
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Principles Into Practice
Principles Into Practice: How…
The Principles of Good Impact Reporting provide a framework for how charities and social enterprises should communicate their impact and what they should communicate. These principles are intended to be flexible; charities can shape their communications and reporting around their…
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Announcing Kylie Hansen as a Level One Associate Practitioner
Social Value UK are proud to announce Kylie Hansen, Founding Director of Impact Seed, has achieved Level One Associate Practitioner status. Impact Seed…
Business With A Purpose: Three Things I’ve Learned As A Social…
As a corporate lawyer, I’d always been fascinated by entrepreneurship.  The process of starting a company seemed – at least, from my perspective…
Announcing Quattro Design Architects as Social Value Pioneers
Social Value UK is proud to announce Quattro Design Architects as a Social Value Pioneer! Ahead of their joining, Social Value UK spoke to Quattro…