Demonstrating Social Impact (COMM 5704)

What is the course about?

This course includes discussion of the factors that have been driving the greater focus on social impact assessment as well as the benefits and limitations of evaluation more broadly. It examines the underpinning principles of evaluation and social impact assessment, including:

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Theories of change
  • Transparency
  • Ethics
  • Verification and assurance

Demonstrating Social Impact has a detailed focus, including the concepts and practice, on three key social impact measurement approaches:

  • Logic Models
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Social Accounting and Audit (SAA)

The course also includes discussion of other frameworks used to measure the impact of corporate social initiatives such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which has now also developed guidelines for non-profit organisations and the London Benchmarking Group (LBG).

Demonstrating Social Impact provides the knowledge and tools necessary to understand and apply social impact frameworks and methodologies at a project and organisational level.

This course is available to students through either face-to-face classes or online delivery. 

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Key Contact

If you want to know more about the Centre for Social Impact’s postgraduate and undergraduate courses, get in touch.

Erin Thurgar
CSI Students
Call 02 8936 0990

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