Social Return on Investment

Takeaways From the Social Finance Forum


By: Stephanie Robertson, Board Chair, Social Value Canada

This past November, over 600 investors, entrepreneurs and professionals from the world of finance, nonprofit and public policy, converged upon the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. They were assembled for the annual Social Finance Forum (SFF19), which I attended as a participant; as well as, moderator of the Purpose & Impact panel in my role as Board Chair of Social Value Canada.

Register for Social Return on Investment (SROI) Accreditation Training!

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October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - To register for SROI Accreditation, or to learn about other training opportunities, contact:


Toronto - November 6-7th, 2018

Register for Social Return on Investment (SROI) Accreditation Training with Jeremy Nicholls, Founder of Social Value UK and Social Value International, November 6-7th, 2018 in Toronto!

An Introduction to SROI Training in Calgary and Toronto

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August 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - SiMPACT builds capacity in social impact and valuation through a variety of courses. These include social return on investment (SROI) training, SROI Accreditation Training, and courses highlighting techniques to maximize impact. One-on-One SROI coaching and customized training courses are also our speciality.

Information about upcoming courses can be found below. Please contact SiMPACT at to register or for more information.

SROI Accreditation Training for Practitioners

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This fall register for SROI Accreditation training in Toronto (October 16-17, 2018) and Calgary (November 6-7, 2018). 

Day 1 is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the SROI process by learning how to develop an impact map and explore real-life examples.

Day 2 is a how-to guide on SROI assessment and reporting excellence.

To learn more and to register, please contact Mary at

Social Value Canada Announces Dates for SROI (Social Return on Investment) Training

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CALGARY, Canada, May 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - May 30-31, 2018 in Calgary and June 13-14, 2018 in Toronto, join Social Value Canada for SROI Accreditation training. The course is a requirement for all individuals seeking accreditation by the SROI International Network.

Does an SROI Tell a Better Value Story?

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Corporate executives want to speak about return on investment, yet companies struggle to speak about the value of community investment. A tool increasingly considered is a social return on investment (SROI) analysis. 

Join us at the RBC Foundation in Toronto on Sept. 29/30 for Achieving Impact! 2015 - two days of insights into meeting impact goals through community investment, volunteering and giving strategy.

Building Standard of Practice in SROI


In November 2014, the Social Return on Investment (SROI) International Network merged with Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA) to form Social Value International (SVI). This is an exciting development as the two organizations had strong visions of putting social value on the agendas of government, corporate, and social profit worlds internationally.

Valuing Outcomes: Does it Really Matter?

By: Stephanie Robertson, President of SiMPACT Strategy Group

So many organizations are still challenged to measure outcomes. Despite much interest, activity and outputs-based evaluation remains the norm. Knowing this, does encouraging the next step, i.e. valuing outcomes in financial terms, really seem like the right thing to do?

Four Factors to Consider When Evaluating Outcomes

Understanding social change from outcomes to impact.

By Stephanie Robertson & Anne Miller
SiMPACT Strategy Group
November 05, 2012

In recent years there has been a shift in the field of program evaluation from activities-based to outcomes-based evaluation practice. While an activities-based evaluation focuses on measuring the outputs of a program (i.e. the number of participants, sessions or trees planted etc.), an outcomes-based evaluation focuses on measuring the change that occurred as a result.


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