250 social purpose leaders will learn to measure their impact

Tuesday, 12 February 2013  Features

The Centre for Social Impact, in partnership with Criterion Conferences, is hosting a two day conference 'Measuring Social Outcomes' in Sydney on 13 - 14 February. The conference will explore why measurement is important, approaches and methodologies and key success factors.

The line-up of national and international speakers from across sectors includes Jeremy Nicholls, Chief Executive of the SROI network & Chair Social Impact Analysts Association and Eleri Morgan-Thomas, Director of Service Impact at Mission Australia (read her recently published blog post), and has attracted a delegate group of over 250 people.

Centre for Social Impact CEO, Dr Andrew Young says 'measuring and reporting transparently will increasingly be key to attracting and communicating with partners, investors and donors and building and sustaining public trust'.

"Because we care about delivering beneficial social outcomes, we should also care about continuous improvement, effective measurement and transparent reporting of social outcomes," Dr Young says.

"As we look towards the next two decades of an ageing population and potentially shrinking budgets, we face a compelling challenge to increase the effectiveness of our work to address social issues. Increasingly the social, business and government sectors will work in collaboration to address these complex problems," he says.

Whether your interest is in improving outcomes for the community, preparing your organisation for new collaboration and funding models, or laying the foundations for potential future reporting requirements, the time is now to understand the importance of social outcomes reporting, to learn from best practice in a variety of contexts, to understand different tools and methodologies and to apply this learning in practice.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, there has been a venue change to the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, located in Sydney's CBD.

Visit the conference website for more details and to register here.