Review Social Accounts
This work focuses on understanding what you already have in place, regarding measurement of successes and what tools, KPIs and objectives your organisation is working to, to demonstrate effectiveness for your beneficiaries.
We will prepare recommendations for how you should take forward Social Accounting for your organisation, considering the length of time you have been collecting such data which could be utilised to demonstrate Social Return On Investment (SROI).
Development of Social Accounts
This work focuses on actually helping you to develop a brief set of Social Accounts, considering both qualitative and quantitative data, so covering such areas as impact measurement in numerical form anecdotal evidence of such things as wellbeing improvement, improved access to services, improved mobility, etc.
We will work with you to set out an agreed mechanism for measurement of relevant data, pertaining to your organisation’s support of its beneficiaries, timelines for that measurement and just how you wish to present this data.
Social Accounting Tools
The results from our work with you in this area should be a better understanding of Social Accounting practices and tools, together with a usable set of Social Accounts. This should give you the ability to better support funding bids, partner relationships and be able to attract more supporters, as appropriate.
It is our recommendation that you also consider (as we do) basing your social accounting work on the Social Audit Network’s (SAN) guidance and documentation. Details of this organisation, its work and how you can obtain a social accounting pack can be found on their website.
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5 minute Diagnostic
So how well do you know your organisation? Are you delivering on your aspirations and plans for the future? Do your staff skills match your organisation’s need? Do you understand your finances? Do you have a suitable marketing strategy? Try our 5 minute diagnostic to see how you measure up
Is lack of funding holding your organisation back? We know you are almost certainly accessing grants and trusts, but have you considered Repayable Finance from sources such as Social Investment Business and National & Local voluntary Infrastructure organisations? We have an array of funding partners, so contact us to start a discussion!
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