A proportionate approach

Choose a measurement approach that fits with the size and complexity of your community investment project

Critiques of social value measurement tools often mention that stated outcomes can be far greater and further reaching than reality. But small successes are important and transparency and clarity are more valuable.

It may sound obvious but try to choose an approach and methodology that sits well with your individual organisation and the size, complexity and individuality of your projects.

One approach is to consider articulating the distance travelled with some of the more unquantifiable outputs. The new economics foundation nef has a useful guide to measuring wellbeing which can be hard to quantify but a key output.