Thank you to SENSCOT who have written this blog is based on Assist Social Capital’s Unlocking Potential Impact Evaluation Pilot, which studied the impact being made by four Social Enterprise Networks in Scotland. You can read the full report here.
Measuring social impact: for many, an imperfect science – often viewed as a task akin to alchemy. Getting it right, however, could be the key to unlocking vital funding and investment for small but effective, hitherto unheralded community and social enterprises across the country.
In an increasingly competitive environment, where funding cuts are putting a strain on a huge number of organisations, the fight to woo funders is a ferocious one. Organisations are having to promise more, prove more and fend off more competitors – all for smaller and smaller scraps of funding.