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 based on one originally developed by NEF Consulting, the consultancy of the New Economics Foundation.

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 contact [email protected]

“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


All our learning will be taking place in live online sessions via Zoom. Joining details will be emailed to you on confirmation of your booking.


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

Please contact us if you would like to make a discounted booking for a group [email protected]


The course runs over four consecutive days from 9.30am to 12.30pm on each day.

“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!”

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Booking information:

Book your place immediately with a credit or debit card via our website using Eventbrite. We’ll send you a booking confirmation and joining details 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).  

Please only request an invoice if absolutely necessary and if it is for an amount over £500.

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact Charlie Wright [email protected]