CEIS: Demonstrating Value
At CEiS we take the view that every social enterprise from the smallest to the largest can be measuring their social impact. Recently, we have been in discussion with a Canadian based non-profit organisation (Vancity Community Foundation) on introducing their new impact measurement initiative to social enterprise organisations in the UK.
Demonstrating Value is a management tool for social and environmental businesses. It helps organisations work out what information is critical to track, and to develop systems to effectively gather and use this information. This includes social and environmental metrics that can often be difficult to define and collect. The information is then organised in an engaging summary called a Social Enterprise Snapshot. This snapshot clearly presents performance information to support on-going decision-making, planning, fundraising and other communication needs.