There are a number of organisations that will help you measure your social impact
Aleron is a social impact consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals, organisations, and governments to create positive change in society. We support social ventures, from large NGOs to grass-roots enterprises, to improve impact and efficiency. We deliver our impact through consulting engagements, conducting independent research, fostering collaboration, and developing solutions. We have a passion for finding solutions for social issues and a sincere desire to help our clients improve their impact. Our services include strategy and planning; organisational effectiveness; funding strategy; impact and performance; research and evaluation and talent management.
Ann Sanders has experience of successfully developing strategies, delivering programmes and leading teams in the public, voluntary and private sectors. Ann supports organisations in the following areas: impact evaluation and research; strategic planning and governance; programme and project management; change management and team leadership; funding policy and practice. She is an experienced facilitator and also provides coaching and mentoring support to managers and team leaders.
Baker Tilly is a national independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. Our Social Impact Advisory Team is delighted to have helped many organisations, using a range of measurement tools and formats, to produce independent reports that evaluate their social impact and set the agenda for future funding discussions, commissioning structures, and prioritisation decisions. We also demonstrate the value that an organisation adds to its funders and to the wider society, we develop future measures for assessing performance funding and forecast expected outcomes from both existing and new activities.
CAN Invest is an impact-first social investment intermediary. They provide venture philanthropy, blended capital and soft loans for UK-based charities and social enterprises, and also provide impact advisory for frontline and support organisations, as well as their social funders. Their priority is on building capacity and helping clients use impact measurement in practical ways to support decision-making, and to help them understand, communicate and improve impact performance.
Cornish and Grey use their expert market research skills and experience (qualitative and quantitative) to provide clear and practical evaluation solutions for: service delivery and campaigning; grantmaking and commissioning; organisational learning and strategic planning. Cornish and Grey is the social impact support provider for Pilotlight (a charity offering strategic planning support to charities and social enterprises addressing social disadvantage) and works in partnership with Trajectory (a social and consumer trends consultancy).
Eastside Primetimers is a management consultancy that works exclusively for not-for-profits and social enterprises. They help Senior Managers and Boards to grow and develop pioneering organisations, bringing alive their ambitions for greater impact and financial sustainability. They provide impact and social investment services to a wide range of social enterprises, in conjunction with funders. Their team of impact specialists have experience of working alongside organisations, starting from where they are, and transferring skills so that impact measurement becomes day-to-day and drives decision making.
Get the Data works with organisations that want to demonstrate their social impact. They have a passion to improve outcomes for people and society at large by aiming to help organisations demonstrate and sustain the impact of their work. Their philosophy is to work with clients to understand how their organisation operates and what it is seeking to achieve. They use Social Impact Analytics (SIAs) to help identify what organisations are doing well and what has the most impact. The benefits of SIAs are that they help monitor resources, provide evidence of what is effective and make a compelling case for funding their services, which includes performance management, predictive analysis and impact evaluation
The Good Economy Partnership is a research and advisory company focused on business-led social value creation and social impact investing. The Founder and CEO, Sarah Forster, is recognised as one of the UK’s leading social investment experts with in-depth technical and practical knowledge of social investment from both the investor and investee perspective. The Good Economy provides services in the areas of social investment fund feasibility and design, embedding social performance measurement into investment decision-making, and helping organisations to define and measure their social value using innovative social assessment methodologies.
Investing for Good is a leading social impact consultancy and a social investment finance intermediary. Their dedication to ensuring that social impact is at the centre of what we do, and has resulted in publishing two market-leading best practice guides based on extensive research, The Good Analyst and The Good Investor. We provide practical consulting services based on the core findings of these publications in the areas of impact measurement, analysis and strategy. They work with both social purpose organisations and social investors and are therefore able to understand the needs and motivations - as well as the challenges and opportunities - of all stakeholders involved in social impact measurement.
Janice Needham has over 25 years experience in the non-profit sector and for the last 12 years has provided consultancy support on strategy, research and evaluation to funders and non-profit organisations, combined with trustee and Non-Executive Director roles. This has included supporting organisations with developing impact plans and assessment.
NPC helps investees, investors and intermediaries. They help potential investees and investors decide whether social investment is right for them and whether it fits their mission and strategy. We support investees to improve impact measurement and to articulate the social case for winning contracts and gaining investment. We support investors, funds and SIFIs to think about the social impact of their investments, and how they can maximise and evidence social impact.
Pro Bono Economics helps social ventures understand and improve the impact and value of their work; a critical step towards being investment ready. They provide a high-quality advice and consultancy service at affordable cost by harnessing the power of expert volunteers to provide front-line advice.
Their projects typically fall within three categories: 1) data collection advice; 2) economic impact analysis/evaluation; 3) national analysis using national datasets (e.g. the scale of a problem such as low adult numeracy). Through their links to prominent economics and statistics organisations, they have wide-ranging access to national data and other evidence.
Sinzer is a social impact consultancy that offers software solutions for social impact management. The software (accredited by Social Value International) facilitates both standardised frameworks such as SROI as well as the option to create your own bespoke, flexible impact frameworks. It can be used to create standard impact templates, send out surveys to collect data and has various dashboard and reporting functions. A layered structure allows for measuring impact across a network or sector, benchmarking locations, programmes or investees and aggregating data, geared towards providing organisations with management information that helps maximise the social impact they create.
The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) is a social advisory business that joins up the dots between research, policy, and practice to drive social innovation. It helps public, private and voluntary sector clients to build the systems and skills they need to maximise impact. Evaluation is used to better understand what works and to improve existing services, whereas innovation is used to find new solutions and approaches.
The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) is a social change strategy consultancy. They enable their clients and the wider sector to rethink and evolve their approaches to delivering social impact. Whether you work nationally or internationally, are small or large, they support organisations to achieve their mission and potential to deliver social change. Their five core service offerings are Social Impact Assessment, Charity Revenue Generation and Business Planning, Corporate Philanthropy, Investment Readiness and Research.