Congratulations on completing the SROI Practitioner training course. We hope it was an interesting and beneficial experience for you.
There are many resources out there that will assist you in building on what you have already learned at
training. We have included a few below that we think will help you develop and apply the Principles of Social Value to your own work.
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Social Value International is now offering a 12-month tailored support programme called the Practitioner Package, available online from anywhere in the world.
The Social Value International Practitioner Package is a dedicated online learning platform that will guide you, step-by-step, through an SROI or Social Impact Report. You can access the Practitioner Package here.
The Guide to SROI
This Guide is an update to the 2009 Guide to Social Return on Investment that was published by the Cabinet Office. You can download it for free here.
The Guide is now available in 8 different languages, including Japanese, Spanish and Korean – browse and download the full selection.
The Maximise Your Impact Guide
The Maximise Your Impact Guide was developed within “Know Your Impact: Social Impact Management Tools for Young Social Entrepreneurs” by Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Koç University Social Impact Forum, Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting and Social Value UK. The “Know Your Impact: Social Impact Management Tools for Young Social Entrepreneurs” is funded by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.
The Global Value Exchange
The Global Value Exchange (GVE) is a free resource for anyone searching for outcomes, indicators and values. You can browse the site to find your stakeholders, then see what outcomes other people have linked to that stakeholder, and what indicators or values are linked to the outcome.
Social Value Self-Assessment Tool
The Social Value Self Assessment Tool is a free self-diagnostic designed to give you an idea of how well you are applying the Seven Principles of Social Value. Users receive a report full of tips and advice on how to improve their social value systems and processes. Create your free account.
Practitioner Status Pathway
Social Value International have launched a tiered pathway for practitioners.
The pathway consists of 3 levels, Level 1 – Associate Practitioner, Level 2 – Accredited Practitioner, Level 3 – Advanced Practitioner.
To apply to become an AP or to learn more, click here.
Contract for Change
Visit our dedicated site for embedding the principles of social value into procurement and commissioning.
Other Social Value UK publications
We have plenty of other documents and publications which you can browse and download from our Social Value Library. A selection of the most useful is given below – just click on the titles to download them:
- Guide to Commissioning for Maximum Value
- SROI Myths and Challenges – common misunderstandings about SROI
- Maximise Your Impact – A Guide for Social Entrepreneurs
You can filter the resources in the library by topic. Try selecting the ‘Linkage Paper’ filter to find out how SROI compares with other approaches to measuring, reporting on and creating social value or impact?
Other resources, guidance and software
We have curated a list of tools and resources organised by each of the Social Value Principles. You can view the list here.
If you’re working on employment interventions, you might find the ‘UK Department for Work and Pensions Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Framework’ useful.
The DWP and HM Treasury produced a discussion report on Valuation Techniques for Social Cost-Benefit Analysis.
There is some good guidance on additionality produced by the Homes and Communities Agency which you can download here.
There are a number of software platforms that exist to help you measure and maximise your social value. View the directory here.
There are plenty of ways to get involved and to continue developing your skills in knowledge in SROI and social value. The best way is to become an active member of Social Value UK or Social Value International – not only will you become part of a growing international movement of people campaigning to change the way the world accounts for value, but you will have access to a raft of benefits that will enable you to build networks, learn and develop your skills. If membership was included in the price of your training, we will add you to our database and you’ll receive a welcome email. If you have not paid for membership, you can join Social Value UK via our website or Social Value International here.
- Access our recorded set of member webinars. These are on all sorts of topics, from overclaiming to accountability in social investment and beyond. Take a look at what’s available.
- Join the conversation and talk to other members on our open LinkedIn group.
- See if any member Regional Meetings are coming up near you.
- Find out more about our mentoring and accreditation services.
- Follow us on Twitter.
- If you have any other queries please contact the Social Value UK team.