Jamie Douglas explains how Pro Bono OR volunteers conducted an impact evaluation for Bullion Community Resource Centre and how this work proved the social impact the centre had on the community, with this data then available to use for future funding bids.
Pro Bono OR volunteers were asked to provide an impact evaluation of the main hall, to indicate the return on investment. This analysis could be used to attract continued charitable donations to maintain the main hall. We used a Social Return on Investment framework for this impact evaluation.
Our analysis indicated that the impact of the activities at the hall were approximately five times the value of the investment to run them. This has enabled the charity to prepare for future charitable funding bids, secure in the knowledge that there is value for money in the activities offered at Bullion Hall.
Who is this webinar for?
Charities looking to understand the value of their charitable activities will benefit from this webinar. It will help third sector organisations understand how to do an impact evaluation of a charity and how to use data to measure social impact.
Jamie Douglas, Operational Research Analyst at the Department of Work and Pensions.
Jamie works on disability welfare policy, and has previously worked on digital service delivery, customer satisfaction surveys and benefit appeal processes. Following an academic career, Jamie has been a government OR professional for over 5 years and undertook this Pro Bono OR project as part a group of six government OR colleagues. It has taught him as much as any professional opportunity and has allowed him the opportunity to lead and shape an OR project.