Redefining value.

 
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About Us

Social Value US is the United States’ associate network of Social Value International - a network of of over 1,000 professionals in 20 countries - that seeks to improve how society accounts for and manages social value alongside financial value.

 

 

Core Activities

Training & Accreditation

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Projects

Peer Support

Convenings

Advocacy

Field Building

Mission

Social Value US works to:

  • Maximize the positive effects and minimize the negative effects of organized human action—in all sectors—on society.
  • Improve the ways organizations collect, analyze, and interpret data for the purpose of developing a complete understanding of their social impacts.
  • Ensure that intended and unintended social impacts reflect the values of the widest range of stakeholders, including those who typically do not have a strong voice in society.

Vision

A better network of those who measure, assess, and use impact data.

Approach

We are pluralists. We see the value in many solutions, each finding their appropriate application. We are interested in solutions in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors which have both unique characteristics and characteristics in common. We also believe the sector as a whole needs to understand what is consistent across all solutions, become aware of where different approaches are the most appropriate, and arrive at shared conventions around how impact should best be understood and reported. 

We believe that we as a profession should move collectively and collaboratively in several areas: toward honesty about impact and what it takes to learn and create positive change, toward sharing data where doing so is the only way to truly solve problems, toward sharing costs associated with understanding impact, and others.

We work with our members to embed core principles for social value measurement and analysis, to refine and share practice, and to build a powerful movement of like-minded people to influence policy. 

 
 

Meet our community.

 
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Members

Our members are asset owners, investors, accountants, non-profit professionals, environmental professionals, academics, economists, evaluators, sociologists, policymakers, and more, all committed to changing the way society accounts for value.  

Engage with us through our LinkedIn group.

 

Collaborators

 
 
 
 

Board of Directors

 
 

Sara Olsen

Vice President

Founder & CEO, SVT Group

David Pritchard

President

Chief Impact Officer, Quantified Ventures

 

Justin Oliver

Secretary

Director of Learning & Impact, Gary Community Investments

 

Dominica McBride

CEO, Become: Center for Community Engagement & Social Change

John Byrnes

Treasurer

CEO, Community Services Analysis

 

Michael Harnar

CEO, Pointed Arrows Evaluation & Research