Social Value Resources
Social Value International has formulated 10 Impact Questions that your organisation should be able to answer.
Social Value UK has produced a free Social Value Self Assessment Tool.
Important documents about the social value approach, including its relationship with other approaches, can be found in the Standards and Guidance section of the Social Value International website.
The Global Value Exchange is a crowd sourced database containing over 30,000 social impact metrics.
There are undoubtedly overlaps between accounting for social value and natural capital accounting: Natural Capital Ireland is therefore interesting to explore.
Accredited Social Value Practitioners in Ireland
Social Value International has a Practitioner Status Pathway.
There are very few practitioners in Ireland at the moment and we would love to see many more.
Level 1 - there is currently one Level 1 Associate Practitioner in Ireland
Level 2 - there are currently no Level 2 Accredited Practitioners in Ireland
Level 3 – these are the current Level 3 Advanced Practitioners in Ireland:
Caroline Gardner (Caroline is also an accredited trainer and assessor)
Eilís Lawlor (Eilís is also an accredited trainer and assessor)
Social Value Reports
Below are sample social value reports that have been produced in Ireland measuring the social impact/value/return on investment of specific programmes or organisations. In order to ensure quality, we believe strongly that any report that is released into the public domain should be assured by Social Value International or undergo similar external scrutiny (for example, academic peer review).
Social Value Management Certificate
The Social Value Management Certificate can be awarded to an organisation, a department or franchise, or a specific programme/project being run by an organisation.
It assesses the extent to which social value is being managed in its day-to-day practice. There are currently no Irish organisations that have applied for and gained the certificate.
Social Value Ireland Terms of Reference
Download Social Value Ireland's Terms of Reference document here.
Social Return On Investment Practitioner Training
What is it?
Quality Matters runs regular Social Return on Investment (SROI) training that covers the theory, methodology and practice needed to carry out an SROI forecast/evaluation. The training is designed as a step-by-step walk-through of an SROI analysis and aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin using this approach themselves. Each participant will be provided with a Guide to SROI, which was prepared by Social Value International and which contains further useful information, advice and exercises. Training is delivered by a Social Value International Accredited Trainer and Accredited Social Value Practitioner.
Who is it for?
- Individuals wishing to undertake an SROI analysis for their organisation
- Researchers or impact practitioners interested in SROI
- Social entrepreneurs interested in valuing their impact
- Directors or leaders interested in applying SROI methodology
If you have questions about whether this training is right for you, please contact Caroline at Quality Matters, 0871357819
What topics are covered?
- Why measure impact? Understanding the larger picture
- Clarifying your scope/scale
- Identifying stakeholders
- Mapping outcomes
- Gathering data and measuring outcomes
- Valuing change
- Understanding the impact
- Calculating the SROI
- Sensitivity analysis, reporting and report assurance
When is training taking place?
Training is delivered online via Zoom over the course of six half-days, always on Thursday mornings between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. For 2021, the dates for upcoming courses are as follows:
- Spring SROI course (6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June, 10 June)
- Summer SROI course (24 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 29 July)
- Autumn SROI course (16 September, 23 September, 30 September, 7 October, 14 October, 21 October).
We have introduced a reduced training price for individuals whose organisations are members with The Wheel.
- Standard price per person – €700
- The Wheel member or Social Value Ireland price (10% discount) – €630