We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

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A Wealth of Opportunity

A DIY Guide to Social Return on Investment

Jun 24th 2012

Authors: Jeremy Nicholls, Susan Mackenzie and Ailbeth Somers.
London: New Economics Foundation, July 2007Auh

Social Return on Investment’ analysis captures the positive social and environmental impacts that are otherwise left off the balance sheet. Social enterprises, third sector organisations and ethical businesses deliver a far wider range of benefits than it is possible to capture using narrow conventional assessments of returns on investment. This guide provides instructions on how to prove and quantify the wider social value created by companies and organisations with a social purpose.
Freely available online at New Economics Foundation

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