Measuring Social Impact


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

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

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

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the business case and social imperative for measuring impact.
  • Identify the appropriate depth and frequency of evaluation for your project.
  • Select the most practical, but rigorous sources of data.
  • Justify sample sizes and assess the value of closely involving stakeholders.
  • Create a tailored Theory of Change for a project.
  • Demonstrate the use of attribution, deadweight and drop-off.
  • Discuss the use of social valuation and explain different methodologies.
  • Design an impact map and measurement action plan for your own project.

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.

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

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 three-day course plus all course materials you pay:

  • Individuals or organisations with a turnover less than £1m = £415
  • Organisations with a turnover over £1m = £485

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. See booking form for details.

Dates and Timings

The course runs over three consecutive days:

  • 18th, 19th, 20th April 2023 SOLD OUT
  • 23rd, 24th, 25th May 2023 SOLD OUT
  • 4th, 5th, 6th July 2023
  • 17th, 18th, 19th October 2023
  • 5th, 6th, 7th December 2023

Day One: 09.30-12.15

Day Two: 09.30 – 12.15

Day Three: 09.30 – 14.45

“Awesome learning and training, going to hugely useful for my work. Also pleased to see how well engaging in training like this works via Zoom!”

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.

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Book your place immediately with a credit or debit card via our website using Stripe, our payment processor. We’ll send you a booking confirmation right away (check your spam too).

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).  

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If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s sales and marketing manager, David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email [email protected].

We prefer payment by card but if you do not have access to a payment card and would like to pay by invoice please email David, [email protected]. Please only request an invoice if absolutely necessary and if it is for an amount over £100.