We are passionate about sharing our social know how. We do this through training, support and social enterprise consultancy services.
We can act as an independent advisor or we can plug seamlessly into your in-house team to deliver a specific and time bound project.
Social Impact Know How
We help organisations to measure social, economic and environmental impact.
We do this through really getting to know your business, understanding where you are in the journey to social impact by assessing delivery, evaluation and measurement, communication and strategy, and then working with you on specific areas of focus for improvement.
By measuring social impact, the organisations we work with are better placed to make their case and embed social impact systems within their structures. We work with all levels of staff, volunteers, senior management and Board.
We help organisations to understand the benefits of social impact measurement and develop Social Impact Strategies and Action Plans. By focusing on outcomes and impact, we create a strong evidence base for organisations to pilot, expand or replicate their work elsewhere.
Project Development Know How
Our approach is based around co-production. We help organisations to work directly with the people who use their services. We give service users a greater say in how services are designed, delivered and measured.
This helps to bring a fresh perspective to local issues, spark innovations and build collaborations. We can also help projects to develop and grow through grant writing and funding bids either as lead writer or specialist contributor.
Entrepreneurial Know How
We are passionate about helping entrepreneurial individuals, organisations and communities to develop and grow. We do this through one to one mentoring, business development programmes and tailormade training.
Monitoring & Evaluation Know How
We work with organisations, commissioners and service providers who need rigorous and independent evaluations of projects and services. We can also provide support and advice on how to procure these services more widely.
Why work with us?
- Our experience is broad and diverse. We have created, delivered and evaluated significant social impact projects across a broad range of services. We have also commissioned the independent evaluation of major projects, engaging research and academic bodies. This means that we understand the needs and perspectives of service providers, communities, commissioners, funding bodies and regulators.
- We have strong social values. By working with us you will be buying local and buying social. We can create opportunities for your volunteers to gain work experience in our business. We can discuss a range of innovative approaches with you that will support your in-house Corporate Social Responsibility programmes or charitable activities.
- We make social impact measurement simple, accessible and futureproof. We will build your in-house capacity and provide you with easy to use tools and systems that blend with your existing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. You will not need to buy any expensive or proprietary software and you will not be tied into a longterm contract with us. We’ll make sure that your staff have the social know how to maximise and measure social impact into the future.
- We love collaborating. Our approach is about participation and facilitation. We recognise that a one size fits all approach simply doesn’t work. We are flexible and will respond to your needs as they develop over time, designing and delivering a service that suits you and your budget.