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Social value is about changes to people’s lives, so we need to ask ‘have we made as much value as we can with the resources available?’

Social value is about changes…
Measuring social value is important – but what we do with that information is even more important. Join our Maximising Value training course in Manchester on 25 May. So, as well as asking yourself the question of how to measure social value, we also need to be asking, why are measuring…
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Impact Management: A chance to…
This is a blog by Social Value UK’s Operations Manager, Ben Carpenter. They will look back on 2017 and they will say “Ah, the year of ‘impact management” – well, maybe, or maybe it will only be me that says that (to an empty room)! In all seriousness, it has been a real…
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Impact Wizard: magic for your…
At last: an accessible toolkit that guides you step by step to assess your social impact. This hands-on tool considers your available time and what you and your stakeholders really want to know about your impact. www.impactwizard.eu Curbing poverty. Increasing resilience. Fostering…
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Social Value Videos
Social value is the quantification of the relative importance that people place on the changes they experience in their lives. Some, but not all of this value is captured in market prices. It is important to consider and measure this social value from the perspective of those…
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£500,000 awarded as part of…
The Impact Management Programme announces the first grantees of its Impact for Growth strand. Eleven charities and social enterprises will receive grants totalling almost £500,000 to improve their impact management systems and processes. Grantees will work with an approved…
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Capturing All Voices in Impact…
This is a guest blog by member Clare Hammond on her social value work with The Yard Scotland. Clare works for Rocket Science UK Ltd. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We have been working with The Yard Scotland and their community since June 2016. The Yard provides safe…
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Social Value – A nice-to-have…
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Is your data good enough?
This is a blog post by Jeremy Nicholls, CEO at Social Value UK and Social Value International.  Whether data is rigorous enough is a common discussion amongst social impact analysts, social accountants and evaluators. And the great thing is that it is always possible to argue…
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Impact management is a state of mind!
This is a blog by Ben Carpenter, Operations Manager, Social Value UK. There’s a slight change in the air… You may have heard it whispered on the grapevines… “Impact Management” is the phrase on everyone’s lips. No longer are people talking about impact measurement. Now,…
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Announcing John Edwards as a Level One Associate Practitioner
Social Value UK are proud to announce John Edwards, Social Value Consultant at Costain, has achieved Level One Associate Practitioner status. The purpose…
COVID-19: how it has affected the LGBTQ+ community
The following blog was written by Social Value UK’s Digital Marketing, Communications and Events Assistant, Maddy England. Social Value UK continues…
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! JUNE 2021
In honour of Pride month, over the course of June we will be sharing a series of LGTBQ+ focused blogs, with the aim of celebrating advancements as well…