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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Plan, measure and report social impact


Through group work and individual exercises this one day course will cover:

  •  benefits of monitoring and evaluating
  •  key stages of measuring impact and value
  • what is impact and what is value?
  • the current measurement of your project for funders
  • what data can you collect to demonstrate impact and value to funders?
  • top tips for putting together a basic impact and value evaluation report for your funders
Course overview

Why measure social impact? Every organisation can and should measure their social impact, especially in these uncertain times, because evaluation is key to securing both continued and future funding. Indeed, funding often depends on reporting your social impact clearly and concisely to funders who want to know their investment is making a real difference.

Planning is essential to the social impact evaluation of your organisation or project because it can be complex, expensive and time consuming. This online course will help you understand the key social impact evaluation principles and plan an evaluation of your own.

Overall course aim

The aim of this 2-part online course with Lindsay Linton is to introduce you to the principles of social impact evaluation, how to apply them to your project and help you develop and plan an evaluation for your own social impact project.

Session 1 - 19 February, 10am - 1.30pm

Session 2 - 26 February, 10am - 1.30pm 

Who is the course aimed at?

This online course is aimed at individuals from the voluntary sector and social enterprises who want to understand the principles of social impact evaluation to help demonstrate their organisation’s impact and value to funders.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

10:00, 19 February to 26 February 2024
Helen Swatton
SCVO members £115, Non-members £185
Attendance type
Online only
SCVO Zoom meeting
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