Maximizing the social impact of any investment, grant, funding allocation or spend from the public purse is a priority for public service providers, social investors & funders and third sector organisations alike. Whether a policy maker, public sector service commissioner or procurement specialist, funder or investor in social change, understanding how you can achieve positive outcomes for the people and communities you support is an essential part of ensuring value for money. For third sector organisations, social enterprises and others involved in the delivery of projects and services supporting the most vulnerable in society, being able to understand and evidence your impact has never been more important.
Forth Sector has played a prominent role in the development of the discourse of social impact and social impact measurement in Scotland in the last 20 years, and is well positioned to support you in your role, whatever your sector, to understand, measure and improve your positive social impact for the people and communities you support.
FSD training courses
Measure and maximise your Social Impact
Social Impact Scotland runs seminar on introducing Social Impact measurement and outlining some of the key approaches and methodologies. The seminar answers the following questions:
What is Social Impact?
- Why does understanding the impact of your organisation's activities matter?
- What are some of the key methodologies and how do they work?
- How do we identify our stakeholders and understand our outcomes?
- How does this fit with reporting you are doing already?
- Getting started
Time: half day.
Venue: Forth Sector, Duddingston Yards, Duddingston Park South Edinburgh. EH15 3NT.
Cost: Call for details. 0131 201 2450
Forth Sector Development "introduction to Social Media", outlining some of the key approaches. The seminar will explore the following topics:
- What is Social Media and how can I use it?
- Building an online community on Facebook and Twitter
Time: half day
Venue: Forth Sector, Duddingston Yards, Duddingston Park South, Edinburgh, EH15 3NT.
Cost: Call for details 0131 201 2450