Finding the Value in Your Organization – Essential Skills Ontario Webinar (2013)

This presentation, given at a webinar hosted by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), introduces the concept of social return on investment (SROI) and provides an example of how an organization used it to measure the real value of the services it provides.

SROI is a way of reporting on the social, environmental, and economic value created by an activity, the author explains. Instead of seeing economic growth as the sole measure of progress, it asks what is important to stakeholders.

He describes the use of SROI at Avalon Employment Inc., a not-for-profit supported employment agency in eastern Newfoundland that helps adults with developmental disabilities find and keep paid jobs. By measuring both the amount of money invested and the benefits to stakeholders over a 12-month period, the organization was able to show that every dollar invested created almost four times that amount in social and economic value.

SROI can help agencies make their case for government funding by meeting the need for accountability, and quantifying the value of programming.

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2014-02-04
APA citation
Avalon Employment Inc. and Sean Wiltshire. Finding the Value in Your Organization – Essential Skills Ontario Webinar 2013. Web. 25 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/acoa/sroi_case_2013/sroi_case_2013.pdf>
Avalon Employment Inc. & Sean Wiltshire (2013). Finding the Value in Your Organization – Essential Skills Ontario Webinar. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/acoa/sroi_case_2013/sroi_case_2013.pdf
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