Impact Series 1: Introducing key concepts, writing strong impact indicators

This training course aims to equip social enterprise leaders with the skills to understand impact and to build effective impact indicators to enable effective communication of your benefits.

This session forms part of our Impact Series. Please check the VCSE Academy website for links to the other sessions in the series.

Trainer: Jenny Wildblood
Date: Tuesday 23 July, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:30
Prices: Full members £55.00, Affiliates £77.00, Non members £94.00

What is this session about?

Training goals;  

  • Understanding the key concepts around impact measurement 
  • Building clear, concrete and measurable definitions of your impacts 
  • Understanding the range of impacts you could be having 

This session forms part of our Impact Series. Please check the VCSE Academy website for links to the other sessions in the series.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to  

  • Understand how to define and measure impact 
  • Understand the differences between impact and evaluation

Why is this session relevant or important now?

Understanding impact is important for social enterprises because it enables them to: 

  • Demonstrate their social and environmental impact to stakeholders, including funders, donors, and customers 
  • Measure the effectiveness of their programmes and services 
  • Identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions 
  • Show accountability and transparency to stakeholders 
  • Attract and retain funding and investment 
  • Build trust and credibility with stakeholders 
  • Comply with funding agreements 
  • Develop a culture of continuous learning and improvement 

By reporting on their impact, social enterprises can showcase their social and environmental benefits, quantify their outcomes, and demonstrate their commitment to creating positive change.

Who is this session for?

The course is for VCSE organisations interested in improving their impact reporting

Price

This course is supported by the Bristol Local Access Programme, therefore West of England based social enterprises may be eligible for a free space. Contact Voscur's Enterprise Manager for further details: sarah.m@voscur.org 

Voscur Members who are not social enterprises prices: £55 

Standard price (non-member, non-social enterprise): £94 

If you would like to benefit from VCSE Academy discounts and other benefits, you can register for Voscur membership today

 

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