Circular for August 2016
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Contacts & Coordinators
Anne Lythgoe has also written a blog, and starts like this;
Measuring social impact ‘is like quicksilver in the hand’
Seeking volunteers to help others measure social impact…
An interesting scheme from the Coalition for Efficiency. Measuring the Good is a skills-based volunteering programme which matches volunteers with charities and social enterprises that want to improve the way they measure their impact. They are currently recruiting organisations to take part (it is free).
Social Value UK
This month the new Social Value UK website went live. Here you can find membership details, training opportunities, a library of resources, support packages to help you measure social value and much more. They are very keen to know what you think of it and remember to create a member profile
Social Value UK has also released a new report on the challenges of aggregating impact data, called Does all this measurement add up? The report takes seven different perspectives on aggregation, from a range of sectors and organisations including KPMG, Acumen and EVPA.
The download link for the report is here.
Centre for Local Economic Strategies
Matthew Jackson, Deputy CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies in Manchester has spent some of the last six months undertaking work across Europe as part of the URBACT III Programme.
He is the Lead Expert for the Procure network which consists of 11 partner cities and aims to explore how the spending power of municipalities and other anchor institutions through procurement can be more effectively harnessed to bring benefits in local economic, social and environmental terms.
In Phase 1, alongside the partners a Baseline Study was produced which detailed the activities which each of the cities were already undertaking and the types of change they wanted to instigate into the future.
The report can be downloaded at the dedicated Procure network webpage: http://urbact.eu/procure and I hope you find it of interest.
Progress can be followed through the Procure website and through the dedicated twitter account @Procure_eu.
Salford Community Leisure
Salford Community Leisure has shared their Impact Report 2015/16 and is currently working on the development of a set of social accounts. The report highlights their key successes and brings to life the positive impact that they have on the lives of Salford communities. It also outlines future plans for the next 2 years, taking into account the views and opinions shared through consultation with major stakeholders, that helped us formulate our purpose, values and priorities.
Social Accounting Roadshow
SAN is currently planning a series of Social Accounting Roadshow events across the UK – look out for one soon near you!