Welcome to the Social Audit Network!
The Social Audit Network (SAN) is a not-for-profit organisation which facilitates the exchange of information and experience between practitioners of social accounting and audit in the social economy and voluntary sectors. SAN holds regular meetings, events and an annual conference at venues around the UK, distributes a monthly SAN circular to its email network. The email network now consists of nearly 1400 contacts, mostly in the UK.
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Prove, Improve and Account Workshop in Wolverhampton
posted October 24th, 2013
The two day Prove, Improve and Account (PIA) Workshop is aimed at people who wish to understand social accounting and auditing either to facilitate the process with social economy organisations or to use it within their own organisations.
The workshop covers all the steps required to obtain information to produce a set of social accounts and explains the social audit process.
Thinking it Through – understanding what social accounting and audit is and how it benefits organisations.
Step One. What difference do we want to make…?
Step Two. How do we know we’re making a difference…?
Step Three. What is the difference we’re making…?
Step Four. Can we prove we made a difference…?
The cost is £375 including a copy of the social accounting and audit guide & CD. (£350 if you already have a manual & CD). The Workshop will go through the social accounting and audit process in detail from the perspective of a facilitator/trainer.
Forthcoming PIA dates:
Wednesday 13th-Thursday 14th November, The Workspace, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL
For more information and bookings, please contact the Social Audit Network on 0151 706 8121 or email: [email protected]
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SAN down under
posted July 23rd, 2013
Alan Kay from the Social Audit network was invited by Morrisons to visit Australia for a ten day period in April and May of this year. Morrisions is a community-based social enterprise located in a semi-rural community just outside Melbourne. They have recently become interested in Social Accounting and Audit and while he was there, Alan facilitated a Measuring Social Impact day attended by around 16 people; a 2 day Prove Improve and Account programme covering social accounting; and a Social Auditor Workshop. He also talked to the Board of Morrisions about recent developments regarding social enterprise in Europe and spent two days with the senior Morrisons staff helping to outline the information required for their own set of social accounts. Since his visit, Morrisons has got together a small cluster of local organisation who will keep social accounts - eventually going to audit early next year.
SEWM Social Value Conference
posted June 14th, 2013
Excellent Social Value conference run by Social Enterprise West Midlands in Brindley Place, Birmingham yesterday, 13th June. Great start from Nick Hurd MP and Chris White MP, both committed social value advocates, and some excellent presentations from an array of social value champions from local authorities, housing associations and social enterprises provided a variety of interesting case studies and perspectives on social value.
Chair of the Social Audit Network
posted June 17th, 2013
Lisa McMullan of The Women's Organisation in Liverpool remains Chair of the Social Audit Network and Matthew Lanham, Chief Executive of the Neuro-Muscular Centre in Winsford, Cheshire, Vice-Chair following the AGM in April 2013. The rest of the Board remain the same with David Furze moving from a co-opted member to a Director.
Guide to SAA available
posted November 5th, 2011
The Guide to Social Accounting & Audit can now be ordered via the SAN office or your SAN Regional Co-ordinator. The Guide takes account of the growing experience of social accounting and audit in recent years and includes reference to the range of frameworks and methods developed to help organisations explain and account for their performance and impact. It is a “roadmap” to the social accounting and audit process and has been written for social enterprises, social economy organisations and voluntary sector organisations that wish to regularly account and report on their social, economic and environmental performance and impact. The Guide consists of a paper version with a companion CD and costs £40 each (inclusive of P&P to a UK address) or £30 each if ten or more copies are ordered (plus P&P)
New Guide to Social Accounting and Audit