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Measuring your social return on investment - beginners' guide to SROI

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Prove your organisation’s impact with this introductory course to social return on investment from Social Value UK (formerly the SROI Network). Whether you’re seeking new funding or simply want to ensure your day to day activities connect to your objectives, SROI can help you understand, manage and quantify the value you are creating.

Watch two minutes of all the videos for FREE!

Find out about your trainer, Jeremy Nicholls.

Course structure

  • why measure your SROI
  • how to use the principles of SROI
  • how to prove and value your outcomes
  • how to use your results and where to get support

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • understand how SROI can help your organisation
  • get started with measuring your organisation's SROI
  • know where you can go for more help and support.

Video one: why measure your SROI

Video two: how to use the principles of SROI

Video three: how to prove and value your outcomes

Video four: how to use your results and where to get support

Further resources

About the trainer

Jeremy Nicholls became the chief executive of Social Value UK (previously the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Network) in 2008. Starting his working life as an accountant, his work has increasingly focused on understanding and managing the value that the impact of an organisation's activities has. He co-wrote the UK Government supported ‘Guide to SROI’. He is also the chair of FairPensions, a director of the FRC Group - a social business based in Liverpool and a director of Social Evaluator - an online platform for the analysis of social returns. He has lectured at several Universities including Said Business School at Oxford University, Cambridge University and the University of Western Australia.

About Social Value UK

Social Value UK is a membership organisation dedicated to the use and development of the Social Return on Investment methodology internationally, encouraging a community of practice along the way. Social Value UK has recently launched the new wiki VOIS database of values, outcomes and indicators for stakeholders. Find out how to become a member of Social Value UK.

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More impact?

If you're interested in proving and communicating your organisation's impact you might also like to watch our other course on this topic from NCVO Charities' Evaluation Services: What difference are we making? Understanding and assessing impact.


Take a look at our Funding section, where you'll find information on sustainable funding. 

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