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The Social Value Portal

What is it for?

The Social Value Portal are just one of a number of consultancies in this space. With others (including the UK government) they created the TOMS Framework, a tool to evaluate social impact.

How does it help me?

  • This website provides a comprehensive (if a little jargon-rich) explanation of social value and how it can be measured.
  • If your organisation bids for public sector contracts, the TOMS Framework (Themes, Outcomes and Measures) is widely used to assess bids.

SSN's tips for users

  • Most businesses create social value through their work (e.g. creating jobs) and the TOMS framework is a useful tool (it's a big Excel spreadsheet) to capture, measure and report what you do.
  • Look at other resources to help you shout about the good work that you do. The TOMS Framework is weak on some environmental impacts.
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