Profile of Lawrence McAnelly

Value of social accounting

I am convinced that the value of social accounting lies fundamentally in the contribution it makes to organisational development, improvement and learning, enabling social purpose organisations to focus on mission, aims and values which in turn provides a creditable demonstration to key stakeholders of the organisations social, economic and environmental value and impact. "Prove and Improve"

Background-Social Accounting Journey and experience

I attended the Social Audit Master class in Liverpool in 2005 with a primary objective of learning and understanding more about social accounting and the potential benefits it could offer to Community Campus '87, the secondary objective was to follow through my interest in becoming an approved social auditor.

Following on from Liverpool I attended 2 social audit panels, Sunderland Community Enterprise Network, Chaired by John Pearce and The 5 Lamps Organisation chaired by Keith Stamp as part of the "valuing the difference" project, taking the panel notes at the latter. In May 2007 I was chair of the Jesmond Pool Social Audit panel and Keith Stamp was my mentor.

Background- employment

I am employed as a Development Manager with Community Campus '87, a community based social enterprise in Teesside which works with young homeless and other disadvantaged people providing housing, support, informal and formal learning and training opportunities. This is my second stint, after briefly leaving to work for a national VCS organisation and a within the private sector.

I am currently chair of NESEP (The North East Social Enterprise Forum) which aims to support the development of an environment in which social enterprise can develop, thrive and prosper