A strategic approach to social impact measurement of social enterprises: the SIMPLE methodology

Jim McLoughlin, Jaime Kaminski, B. Sodagar, K. Sabina, R. Harris, G. Arnaudo, S. McBrearty

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This paper presents a holistic impact measurement model for SEs, called social impact for local economies (SIMPLE). The SIMPLE impact model and methodology have been tried and tested on over 40 SEs through a series of three day training courses, and a smaller number of test cases for embedding. The impact model offers a five-step approach to impact measurement called SCOPE IT; MAP IT; TRACK IT; TELL IT and EMBED IT. These steps help SE managers to conceptualise the impact problem; identify and prioritise impacts for measurement; develop appropriate impact measures; report impacts and embed the results in management decision making
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-178
Number of pages25
JournalSocial Enterprise Journal
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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McLoughlin, J., Kaminski, J., Sodagar, B., Sabina, K., Harris, R., Arnaudo, G., & McBrearty, S. (2009). A strategic approach to social impact measurement of social enterprises: the SIMPLE methodology. Social Enterprise Journal, 5(2), 154-178. https://doi.org/10.1108/17508610910981734
McLoughlin, Jim ; Kaminski, Jaime ; Sodagar, B. ; Sabina, K. ; Harris, R. ; Arnaudo, G. ; McBrearty, S. / A strategic approach to social impact measurement of social enterprises: the SIMPLE methodology. In: Social Enterprise Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 154-178.
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McLoughlin, J, Kaminski, J, Sodagar, B, Sabina, K, Harris, R, Arnaudo, G & McBrearty, S 2009, 'A strategic approach to social impact measurement of social enterprises: the SIMPLE methodology' Social Enterprise Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 154-178. https://doi.org/10.1108/17508610910981734

A strategic approach to social impact measurement of social enterprises: the SIMPLE methodology. / McLoughlin, Jim; Kaminski, Jaime; Sodagar, B.; Sabina, K.; Harris, R.; Arnaudo, G.; McBrearty, S.

In: Social Enterprise Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2009, p. 154-178.

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