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Measuring social impact: How to quantify your organisation’s impact

Categories: Impact & evaluation,

1 & 15 February 2023 | 9.30 am – 4  pm

Delivered through the medium of English

The programme will take place online using zoom

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Take two days and learn how to measure your organisation’s social impact, planning for the future difference you want to make. The programme will be split in two, exploring measuring social impact and then applying it to your own organisation.


During the two days you will have the opportunity to connect with other voluntary heritage organisations and share experiences as you find the most suitable tools to communicate your impact. The programme will enable you to:

  • Explore a range of techniques used to measure and communicate social impact
  • Learn how impact measurement can increase the difference you are making
  • Develop a clear, logical Theory of Change for your organisation
  • Identify the best approach and next steps for your organisation

Learning outcomes

By the end of the sessions you will be able to:

  • Identify specific areas you would like to measure
  • Explore how to involve stakeholders
  •  Identify specific challenges and opportunities
  • Think through creative ways to show your social impact
  • Develop an action plan and explore next steps

Who the course is for?

This programme is designed for organisations looking to prove and improve the value of their work to funders, key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

About the trainer

Mark Richardson is an award-winning social entrepreneur and international social enterprise consultant. Co-founded his first social enterprise when he left university aged 21, providing employment for homeless people in the UK. The success of the venture led to his advising the UK government on social enterprise and homelessness.

Becky Lythgoe is a Director at Greenstream Flooring CIC based in South Wales where the mission is to maximise community benefit through the diversion of flooring from landfill and has been part of the team since 2009.


This free programme is funded through our Catalyst Cymru: Broadening Horizons project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is specifically for voluntary Heritage* organisations in Wales / organisations running a heritage project.

*Heritage can be defined as:

  • Community Heritage – e.g. a project focusing on a local area to improve/restore/interpret the natural or built environment
  • Cultures and Memories – e.g. celebrating diverse cultures through the arts/oral history projects
  • Landscapes and Natural Heritage – e.g. promoting nature/biodiversity
  • Historic Buildings and Monuments
  • Industrial, Maritime and Transport
  • Museums, Libraries and Archives

Participants will need to attend both sessions and undertake the self-directed learning.

Places are limited to one person/organisation.

WCVA is delivering this programme in partnership with Cwmpas/Social Academy Wales

The course is now full, if you would like to go on a reserve list please email