Measuring Social Impact (online)

A two-day course in partnership with NEF Consulting, providing an intensive introduction to social impact measurement.

Measuring Social Impact at SSE

COVID-19 update

GOOD NEWS: this course and most our future workshops are still running but will now be held online. You will still benefit from expert-led, group learning with plenty of opportunities to interact and ask questions. You can book exactly as before, through the booking form at the bottom of this page.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is here to support you. Reach out if you have any questions,

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As well as making your organisation more attractive to funders, being able to measure social impact will enable you to measure the effectiveness of your organisation, to benchmark with your competition and allow you to see where improvements can be made.

This two-day Measuring Social Impact course is jam packed full of the information that you need to measure your impact successfully.

Jacqui King

Jacqui King, The Salvation Army

“Excellent content and delivery. A really supportive and inclusive approach. Thank you! ”

What you’ll learn from this course

  • What is social impact and why should we measure it?
  • How to engage with stakeholders when measuring social impact
  • Understanding outcomes
  • How to measure well-being
  • Developing your ‘Theory of Change’
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Resources to help you measure social impact
  • Social impact measurement tools
  • Best practice case studies and examples of social impact

Read 5 key lessons from our Measuring Social Impact course

The course is run in partnership with NEF Consulting, industry leaders who work with organisations to prove and improve the value of what they do to drive stronger decision-making and deliver better outcomes for their customers, clients and communities.

Find out more about nef consulting on their website

Measuring Social Impact testimonial

Katie Upton, Jobs, Friends and Houses CIC

“Course materials were clear and concise, the activities were engaging and sometimes entertaining, and the follow-up info sent out is great. I came back to work feeling refreshed and reinvigorated to implement some new working practices – and, crucially, confident to do so.”

Who should attend

Anyone keen to learn how and why to measure social impact!  No prior knowledge is required.  Previous participants have included:

  • Development Officer, P3 Social Inclusion Charity
  • Chief Exec, Scottish Waterways Trust
  • Chief Officer, Rural Action Yorkshire
  • Resident Involvement Manager, Paragon Housing
  • Senior Project Officer, NUS
  • Evaluations Officer, Bow Arts Trust
  • CSR Manager, Johnson & Johnson
  • Chief Exec, Nottingham Care Partnership
  • Commerical Manager, Spurgeons
  • Change Manager, Cafod


If you aren’t sure that the course is right for you give us a call on 020 7089 9120 and we can discuss it with you in more detail.


“The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. The course offered a good balance of case studies, group coaching, peer learning and customisable exercises.  Course material was very well devised” Naomi Bulliard, UAL

“Honestly one of the best courses I have ever attended. Excellent trainer, expertly delivered” Sarah Hulm, Break

“Best course I have ever been on. So challenging and stimulating – it really pushed me and inspired me to see my data and impact differently” Sally Pembrooke, Unicorn Theatre

“Really good pace, knowledgeable and engaging trainer and a complex topic in an interactive and safe way” Alison Navarro, Sutton CVS

“The flexibility of delivery in allowing the group to discuss and exchange ideas meant that I learnt a lot more about how social impact maps onto everything else in an organisation” Alix Lewer, Include

“Enjoyed the course very much. I feel less overwhelmed by impact and understand the importance of simplicity” Roxanna Locke, Equity Housing

Location and price

All our learning will be taking place in live online sessions until further notice.

Joining details will be emailed to you in the run up to the workshop.

For this two-day course plus all course materials you pay:

  • SSE Students / Fellows / Associate Fellows £375
  • Organisations with a turnover up to £1m £425
  • Organisations with a turnover over £1m £475

Dates + Timings

The course runs over two consecutive days. Upcoming dates for the course are:

23rd – 24th Apr 2020 PLACES AVAILABLE

25th – 26th June 2020 PLACES AVAILABLE

15th – 16th October 2020 PLACES AVAILABLE

3rd + 4th December 2020 PLACES AVAILABLE

16th + 17th February 2021 PLACES AVAILABLE


Measuring Social Impact runs from 9:30am – 5:00pm.


How to book your place

You can choose to pay by credit / debit card or you can request to pay by invoice. In both cases, you will be redirected to a booking form that we need you to complete.

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s Marketing and Engagement Officer, Charlie Wright on 020 7089 9120 or email

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Please note our terms and conditions: we can offer a full refund provided you give us at least 7 days’ notice (within 7 days you can substitute the participant for someone else).  

PHF grantees

If you are a grantee of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation please use the card booking link and follow the instructions sent in your welcome email.

This course is led by NEF Consulting, the consultancy and training service of New Economics Foundation (NEF), a leading UK think tank. They build the capacity of organisations to think in new ways and to realise the value of their contribution towards shaping, and flourishing in, a new sustainable economy. They are passionate about training others in our tools and approaches, believing it to be an effective way to make a long-term impact. NEF Consulting are leaders in the development and delivery of conceptual and practical learning opportunities for charities, social enterprises, not-for-profit, and public service organisations. The trainers for this course are all experienced consultants, practitioners and trainers in measuring social impact.