Social Impact Measurement

Social Impact Measurement
Social Impact: With The Guild it’s easy.

Have you considered the effectiveness of your social impact measurement?

Why not answer our social impact challenge?

Q) Can you show what your organisation does and the success of it without using a spoken word?

Q) Do you understand the difference between outputs and outcomes?

Q) Do you understand the requirement of being methodologically plural when demonstrating the work of your organisation?

Q) Does everybody in your organisation, including trustees and board members, have knowledge of what is being measured, how and why?

If you have answered ‘No’ to just one of these questions, then your measurement of social value and social impact could be hurting the ability for your organisation to sustain and gain funding and grow, as well as gain public support.

The more questions which were answered with a ‘No’ the higher the likelihood that your organisation is more focused on the prospect of decline than growth.

We want to help, we have the answer, and we’re here to support you and your organisation to maximise their potential – for just £150 including UK postage. (Please contact us before purchase if you require overseas postage.)

Why not read on to see how effective this can be for you and your organisation?

Social Impact Measurement Toolbox

The Guild is pleased to offer an exciting new practical, cost-effective user friendly product: Social Impact Measurement Toolbox a ‘consultant in a box’ aimed at small to medium sized organisations which:

  • takes into account your starting point and the extent of changes that might occur,
  • shows how to provide the most useful/robust information to those who need it and
  • makes the most of what you already do.

It also prepares you to do more, ending with an Action Plan for you to put in place to measure the social impact of the work that you do.

Here’s why we have designed this product for you…..

New Philanthropy Capital published a report in October 2012 ‘Making an Impact: impact measurement among charities and social enterprises in the UK’ which highlights the following barriers to measuring social impact:

  • lack of funding and resources
  • lack of staff support
  • lack of Trustee support
  • difficulty in knowing what to measure

Organisations also stated that they would like more training and guidance on developing measurement tools. As a response to these concerns our toolkit includes,

    • Six carefully designed sections that help you and your organisation think about social impact measurement, with the option to start at the beginning and work your way through all the materials or begin where it is appropriate for you – Ideal for management, team or trustee meetings
    • Helps to build a robust impact measurement plan from the foundations upward, rather than jumping in with a complex tool or framework from the start – No wasted resources, time, money or effort.
    • Helps identify and deal with any gaps or to check if you are collecting information you don’t currently use. – Information is only good if it is being used, and used effectively
    • Offers guidance on how to develop your organisation’s approach to social impact measurement whilst at the same time building your team’s communication, skills and knowledge around social impact measurement – keep everyone united and on the same track

Supporting your organisation supports others too. The Toolbox is produced, published and distributed by social enterprises. Profits from sales contribute to the training and support of disadvantaged young people gaining valuable work experience in the design and print industry from Graphic Design and Print CIC

Cost and how to order the Toolbox:

A SIM Toolbox costs just £150 including postage and packing, but that’s because of our pricing policy and beliefs, not because it’s a cheap product.!

To find out more and to place your order simply click here and you will be directed to our online shop where you can purchase the toolkit, or any of the individual sections.

In addition to the Toolbox we have also produced our Guide to Getting Started in Social Impact Measurement.

Purchasers of the Toolbox will be sent a free electronic copy of the Guide but if you wish to receive a copy without purchasing a Toolbox the cost of this is £5.00 from here

A free summary of the Guide can be obtained by emailing services@the-guild.co.uk with the word sendguide in the subject line.

Need more convincing?

 “I am really impressed with the Toolbox which appears simple to use and clear to understand” Louise Forey, Community Development Officer – Severn Vale Housing Society

“We love the Toolbox and will be recommending it …. to some of our organisations” Carol Candler, Director of Strategic Operations – Northern Rock Foundation

“Even though the Toolbox was designed to promote the measurement of Social Impact, we have found that it has stimulated discussions in many other areas in order to promote the business. So just having the meeting for each section of the Toolbox has provided a platform for generating other avenues of work which will have a positive affect on the business” Sharon Tooke – Norfolk Industries for Disabled People

Please note that we can offer a discount if you would like to purchase more than five Toolboxes as purchasing one Toolbox does not allow you to make multiple copies of the materials for use by other branches of your organisation or by colleagues at multiple sites.

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