WHO WE ARE

We are the New Zealand member organisation of Social Value International, a global network who set best practice standards for Social Value, Social Return on Investment and Impact Accounting.

Our mission is to change the way society accounts for value.

We are a member-led professional network for those who want to inspire change through social accounting, measuring impact and social value.

Jo Nicholson

Director for Social Value Aotearoa welcomes you to our network and our website.

What we do:

In order to change the way society accounts for value we follow four strategic pillars:

  1. Drive systems change
  2. Build capability for innovation
  3. Create the space for change
  4. Build new solutions

We coordinate a range of activities in line with these strategic goals:

  •  We run regular Social Return on Investment (SROI) training as well as other skills labs and workshops
  • We bring together NZ’s social value community with regular networking events
  • We host and speak at conferences and events
  • We publish about best practice social value methods and activities
  • We create tools and resources to up-skill our members
  • We advocate for social impact accounting to become a core part of the way society accounts for value

Find out about our journey 

Our 7 Principles

We are guided by the following principles of Social Value:
1

Involve stakeholders.

2

Understand what changes.

3

Value the outcomes that matter.

4

Only include what is material.

5

Do not over-claim.

6

Be transparent.

7

Verify the result.

OUR TEAM

Meet the team working behind the scenes to support the New Zealand member network and build a movement for change.

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Megan Shove

Project Manager

With a background in research and project management, Megan is passionate about sustainable development and advocacy. She believes in creating opportunities for communities to drive their own development.

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Jo Nicholson

Director

Jo brings 20 years experience in workforce development, tertiary teaching and management and implementing and embedding evaluative frameworks. She believes in leading by example and is passionate about preparing people to manage and react to change positively.

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Kristin Fanselow

Fostering Change for Impact

Kristin brings 9 years experience and involvement in community development projects, both locally and internationally. She has a passion for developing sustainable community led initiatives that lead to meaningful impact.