Social Return on Investment Analysis: A Case Study of a Job and Skills Training Program Offered by a Social Enterprise

Marlene Walk, Itay Greenspan, Honey Crossley, Femida Handy

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Abstract

This article uses a social return on investment (SROI) methodology to analyze the social impact of a social enterprise offering a job and skills training program to an unemployed, largely female population. The social enterprise is based in Toronto (Canada) and run by a nonprofit agency dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women, primarily immigrants, through access to employment. We focus our analysis on a job and skills training program that provides clients with the skills and tools that they need to successfully seek employment in their efforts to (re-)enter the Canadian labor market. Our goal is to determine the tangible and intangible program outcomes by applying and testing the SROI methodology.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)129-144
Number of pages16
JournalNonprofit Management and Leadership
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • case study research
  • social enterprise
  • social return on investment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management

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