Why Should I Use SROI?
SROI will help you understand, manage and communicate the social value that your work creates in a clear and consistent way with customers, beneficiaries and funders.
It can help you manage risks and identify opportunities and raise finance.
It will throw up potential improvements to services, information systems and the way you govern you businesses.
All in order to increase the social value or impact of your work.
Whether you are a private enterprise, a social business, an investor or commissioning services, SROI will help you account for the wider impact of your work and allow you to make more informed decisions.
Because SROI is built on principles, it is very flexible. Different organisations create value in many different ways. A consistent approach to understanding and accounting for social value means that you can communicate clearly where and how you create value in a credible way.
SROI can help you plan. By forecasting the value you expect to create using SROI, you may identify areas where you need to change, often in the way you collect information. Improving the information you use to report performance and being able to compare performance against forecasts will help you create more value.