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Marlon van Dijk, Managing Director, Social E-valuator
What You Will Learn
In this workshop you will:
- learn the basics of Social Impact Measurement
- learn to involve stakeholders in assessment (stakeholder management)learn to understand what changes (setting outcomes)learn to value social impact
You will also receive a free trial account for the Social E-valuator web tool which is one way of enabling you to start measuring your social impact.
Test out the social e-valuator tool and generate a social impact measurement report during the workshop!
During the second part of the workshop, participants can vote to choose which of the following 3 case studies that they should work on in groups to produce the social impact measurement report on Social E-valuator. You can logon to the social e-valuator web tool at: http://tool.socialevaluator.eu/ with the login and password provided by AVPN during the workshop.
Case Study 1 – The Beekeeping Project
The Beekeeping Project was started by ADT in order to provide an additional income source to farmers in Western Kenya. The beekeeping project provides farmers with beehives on loan, together with a package of training and extension.
Case Study 2 – Community Water Enterprise (CWE)
CWE in rural Cambodia aims to provide good-quality drinking water for an affordable price that can be delivered to households in the nearby villages. This service should be financially sustainable.
Case Study 3 – Rickshaw
Three Wheels United (TWU) has been established to create a social business which aims to improve the social and economic position of auto rickshaw drivers in Bangalore, while contributing to improved environmental conditions.
Who should attend
This practical skills workshop is for AVPN members and non-members actively working in the field of social impact investments (donations, grants, subsidies, loans and equity) with a special interest in measuring social impact.
|10.00-11.00am||Welcome and setting the context|
|11.00-11.30am||Introduction and principles of SROI|
|11.30-12.30pm||Demonstration of Social E-valuator tool with a case study|
|12.30-1.30pm||Break for lunch (provided)|
|1.30-2.15pm||Breakout session: Theory of Change|
|2.15-3.00pm||Breakout session: Stakeholders & Outcomes|
|3.00-3.45pm||Breakout session: Valuing Social Impact|
|3.45- 4.30pm||Evaluation, networking + tea|
|4.30pm||End of workshop|
Venue: PWC – Beijing Room 2, 26/F Office Tower A, Beijing Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
About the Workshop
AVPN brings social impact measurement expert, Marlon van Dijk of Social E-valuator, to four cities in Asia for a customised one day workshop series that provide detailed learning on how to effectively incorporate impact measurement into organizational and work processes. In each city participants will get in-depth and hands-on experience on applying Social Return on Investment principles to their work, and be guided on how to use the Social E-valuator tool as one way of putting social impact measurement into practice.
Social impact measurement is important because people will make better choices if they understand what impact their actions have. Although much progress has been made in terms of measuring impact on profit and planet, organizations still have trouble including social impact measurements in their decision making process. This has serious consequences, especially for organizations that have a mission to create social impact. Many of these organizations do not look beyond input (e.g. the money that has been collected for drilling wells) or output (the wells that have been constructed). Only a few organizations have been able to include its social impact (the value that the women place on the well, because they no longer have to walk ten miles a day).
Involving your stakeholders and measuring social impact will change the way you think, the way you work and ultimately improve your impact. By understanding that social impact matters, organizations can focus their activities and improve their strategy.
About the Workshop Leader and Social E-valuator
Marlon van Dijk (1983) studied Business Economics in Amsterdam and started her career at a Dutch consultancy business for social enterprises with the focus on creating earned income strategies and measuring social impact. Since 2008 Marlon van Dijk is involved in the development of Social E-valuator and from 2009 till 2012 she helped both for profit and non-profit organizations with the implementation of social impact management with software tooling as a self-employed consultant. Now she is the managing director of Social Evaluator and working to achieve its mission to make social impact measurement better accessible, cost-efficient and consistent.
Social E-valuator was established in 2008 as a social enterprise by two Dutch social investors and a leading SROI trainer. Social E-valuator supports organizations throughout the process of analyzing and evaluating social impact. Social E-valuator offers training, on the job support and user-friendly online software to help its clients to embed social impact management in their organization. The web-based tool is designed to measure and value social impact investments (donations, charity, subsidies, loans, grants, etc.) and what the organization’s stakeholders consider valuable. Social E-valuator provides users with social management performance data to monitor and report about social impact. In addition, Social E-valuator keeps enterprises accountable to stakeholders, and attracts further investment due to track record and transparency.