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Social Impact Analysts Association
— Newsletter February 2012


Dear friend,

Welcome to SIAA's February e-newsletter! We've had an exciting start to 2012, and with our membership steadily increasing, we’ve got lots of news to share.



Where is social impact analysis practised worldwide? We've started a social impact map based on our membership. Click here to find SIAA members near you.

If you can't make it to a SIAA event, we'll make sure you don't miss out.  You can watch video highlights from our launch and recent networking events on the SIAA Vimeo channel.

You can also now find a list of SIAA and other social impact events on the SIAA website. Get in touch if there is an event you would like us to post.

We've just launched SIAA's Organisational Membership package. Contact us to find out more.


Sector news

Some new resources now online: a white paper on Impact Bonds from Social Finance US and an interesting Credit Suisse report on Investing for Impact.

Australia is creating a national charity regulator. Click here to contribute to the consultation on its implementation plan by Monday 27 February 2012.

In the UK, Essex County Council launched the first government backed social impact bond to help support children’s services.

The Social Value Bill has been moving swiftly through the British parliament and is likely to become law by summer 2012. The bill embeds the concept of social value into public service procurement. Read our blog about it here.


Member profile: Midot

Midot is a Corporation for Public Benefit based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Midot consults on social impact analysis and charity effectiveness across the Israeli third sector. They have developed a bespoke charity rating system, the Midot Seal of Effectiveness, and promote effectiveness and impact both in policy and in practice.

Midot are looking are opportunities to share best practice in measuring social impact and advising donors. Let us know if you'd like to get in touch.


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