The nuts and bolts of the work we do here is to build and support the impact community and to change the way society accounts for value. We advocate for social value (i.e. changes to people’s outcomes, wellbeing, and environmental changes) to be included alongside financial accounting in decision-making processes.
In order for this to happen, we have to have a way to understand, calculate, and communicate the social value of any particular activity or project. This is where Social Return on Investment comes in, providing a methodology to generate financial proxies for social outcomes as valued by the stakeholders experiencing the change. This methodology is relatively new, and represents a valuable tool to support decision making by providing a more complete picture of the value produced by an activity, including its financial gain (or loss) and the social value it creates (or destroys). The methodology is accredited and regulated by Social Value International.
Here at SVA, we work hard to keep up with the pace of change. That’s why we’re excited to bring you new training offerings this year, in response to your feedback and our member engagement survey. We now offer:
Our new one-day training is an introduction to understanding, measuring and communicating social value. You can book your place here (special discount applies for members). This training is perfect for project managers, coms staff, leaders, and people who are new to social value and the Social Return on Investment Approach.
Our flagship offering, the full two-day SROI certification course is our most popular training course. This is a full deep-dive into SROI methodology and research practice, and meets the criteria to sit the level one certification exam to start your pathway to becoming an accredited practitioner. We recommend this course for analysts, researchers, and people with significant experience working in the social value world.
Developed by our partners Efiko and accredited by Social Value International as a certifying course to become an SROI practitioner, this completely online course provides 20+ hours of interactive content. You will learn the Social Value principles, how to create and measure impact goals, how to identify stakeholders and understand the outcomes which are material to them, how to write a theory of change and how to calculate an SROI ratio. Find out more here
You can use the code Socialvaluefriend for a 20% discount off this training.
You can see all upcoming trainings and events listed on our events page.
If you have a group of 8 or more, we are happy to bring a workshop or training to you. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about the possibilities for bespoke training options.