NEF developed the SROI methodology in the UK and now NEF Consulting offers a range of products, including a 2-day Social Return on Investment (SROI) training course we have been delivering since 2009. You can read just some of our testimonials at the bottom of this page.

“Sarah [the trainer] was excellent. She was knowledgeable and understood the process inside and out. I valued how she drew on her own experiences and was able to answer questions that were relevant to me.” – Dorry Price, Sustainability and Climate Change Consultant, WSP, October 2018

“A great introduction for anyone wanting to start thinking about using SROI in their organisation.” Helen Mayor, York CVS, September 2017

The next 2-day SROI course is 2-3 October.

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About the 2-day course


NEF Consulting’s SROI training covers all the methodology and practice needed to carry out an SROI analysis. It combines a thorough understanding of the theoretical policy background to SROI and its long-term benefits, with a step-by-step guide to the SROI methodology backed up by a range of practical group exercises.

It is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to use SROI and its findings, and to undertake SROI analyses for themselves. However, as experienced consultants, we can hold your hand through your first SROI analysis or offer you more structured support.

In addition to our 2-day SROI training courses, we offer introductory sessions and high-level briefings for your teams or groups.

What makes us, and this course, different

  • This is the only course that incorporates building an SROI model on a spreadsheet rather than as a paper and pen based exercise.
  • It draws on the extensive SROI experience of a team based at the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and NEF Consulting. NEF co-wrote the Cabinet Office Guide to SROI.
  • We offer follow-up workshops to build your skills, such as Creating a Theory of Change. Please contact us to find our more.
  • Post-training support: As part of your training package, you can purchase up to 3 hours email/telephone post-training support for an additional cost of £300 + VAT if taken within three months of attending a course. Or you can purchase 7 hours to be used within four months for just £600 + VAT.  You must purchase the support within a month of attending the course for these special package prices.
  • We can offer full consultancy support on your SROI analysis.

All sessions run from 9.30 to 17.00.

Two-day SROI training dates Booking form

  • 2-3 October – London. Book here by 1 September. 

Prices from July 2019

We have reduced our standard price and introduced reduced price packages for bookings of 2 or 3 people from one organisation placed at the same time:

  • Standard price per person:                  £545 
  • Booking for 2 people (use booking form) :  £1,060
  • Booking 3 people (contact us): £1,545

Payment must be received at least 7 days before the course date unless otherwise agreed. *All courses are subject to U.K. VAT. Fee includes refreshments and lunch, as well as training materials.

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We also offer a 1-day briefing on Social Return on Investment – if you have 3 or more people we can deliver this briefing just for your organisation.

Who will be running the course?

Sarah Arnold, Senior Economist, NEF 

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Previously an Economist with NEF Consulting, Sarah has a strong background in quantitative data analysis and econometrics, with specific expertise in exploring complex datasets to gain useful insights. She has worked on many of NEF Consulting’s more complex analytical projects. Clients include the NHS, PHE, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Shelter, WWF, and the Prince’s Trust.

Sarah is an accredited SROI practitioner, and expert in developing and putting into action social value frameworks. She enjoys working with individuals and organisations to improve their skills and enable them to understand concepts that will help them be truly effective.

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Christian Jaccarini, Consultant, NEF Consulting

Christian has wide experience in socio-economic research, macroeconomic forecasting, and policy analysis. An economist by training, he has worked with a range of quantitative tools, including input-output modelling and econometrics. Before joining NEF Consulting, Christian worked as an economist for an economic consultancy where he specialised in using valuation techniques, scenario analysis, and impact assessment to consult across a wide range of sectors and industries including property, retail and financial services.

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“Very informative and useful – the training is a great way to understand and quantify our social impact.” Rhiannon Maniatt, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, October 2017

“[The training] was very helpful, well-paced and covered lots of ground. I feel well equipped to start and SROI myself” Catherine Hurst, Natural Futures Manager, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, September 2017

“[The facilitator is] very knowledgeable and clever – a good trainer.” Samir Singh, Arsenal FC, December 2015

“[I would recommend the course]  for anyone interested in understanding more about social value and impact measurement using SROI.”Carley Centen, ImpactMetrics, November 2015

“[The facilitator was] very knowledgeable, great accessible delivery, perfect!…Thoroughly enjoyable, I got so much out of it.” Shelley Seed, White Label Sustainability, August 2015

“I think many people at the HIN will benefit from this for their individual projects.” Sally Lawton, Health Innovation Network, June 2015

“Good, clear and well presented.” Fran Healy, Hebden Bridge Community Association, March 2015

“Really brilliant course – Thank you!” Kelly McInnes, Northern Star, December 2014