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Social Impact Analysts Association
— Newsletter March 2012


Dear friend,

Welcome to SIAA's March e-newsletter! It's been an exciting month for impact and for SIAA.



  • First things first - we're delighted to welcome several new members this month. SIAA's organisational membership is now live - if you know of an organisation that is committed to assessing their impact, we want them on board!
  • SIAA is excited to announce new international networking events! We are hosting an event with the Essl Foundation in Vienna, with the Erasmus Centre in Rotterdam, with Philanthropy Ireland in Dublin and many others. Click here to find a SIAA event near you.
  • We are also working on an online resource centre and want to hear what would be useful to you. Tell us where you go to find sector news, case studies, and toolkits.
  • Finally, we've just concluded a survey on the state of play of social impact analysis in Germany, undertaken by PwC for SIAA. Check back soon for results or contact us for more information.

Sector news

  • The UK Social Value Act is now set to become law in summer 2012. The Act has the potential to radically change how public services are commissioned. SIAA's James O'Sullivan blogs about it here.
  • The European Venture Philanthropy Association is creating a new Impact Measurement Initiative, with SIAA taking part in the advisory Expert Group.

March Member profile: Centre for Social Impact, Australia

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a partnership between the Business Schools of the University of New South Wales, the University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Western Australia.

Based in Sydney, CSI engages in teaching, research, measurement and the promotion of public debate around the social impact of public and social policy.

CSI offers a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. They also plan to launch an online glossary for social investment.

Want to learn more or find out how to partner with CSI? Contact SIAA to be put in touch.


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