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Social Impact Analysts Association
— Newsletter April 2012


Dear friend,

Welcome to SIAA's April e-newsletter! We've had a busy few weeks and have lots of exciting news to share.



SIAA is delighted to welcome a number of new members this month. SIAA's organisational membership has gone live and we're very pleased to have several new organisations on board.

Our pilot mentoring scheme for social impact analysts is now up and running. We are keen to hear from possible mentors and mentees - please contact us or visit the website for more information and to express your interest.

Resources online in April include:

This month, SIAA's blog looked at the importance of the counterfactual to impact reporting, learning from others and how small charities can start thinking about impact.


Upcoming SIAA Events

We're excited to be hosting several discussion events - and networking opportunities for members - next month. More coming soon! 

'Impact Measurement for Voluntary and Community Organisations', Wednesday 16 May, London. This will be an evening panel and Q&A in partnership with the London Voluntary Service Council. An opportunity to network with members of a different network.

'Evidencing Social Impact Analysis in the Irish Philanthropy Sector', Wednesday 23 May, Dublin. A half day event held in partnership with Philanthropy Ireland. Speakers include Irish Minister for Civil Society Phil Hogan TD.

'Housing providers: what social impact?', Thursday 7 June, London. An invitation-only roundtable on social value in the housing sector, in partnership with HACT.


Sector news

The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, InSight at Pacific Community Ventures and ImpactAssets launched a new research initiative on impact investing.

The European Venture Philanthropy Association launched its Impact Measurement Initiative, which aims to provide guidance on impact to venture philanthropists.

Big Society Capital, the world first social investment 'market builder' with £600 million to invest, was launched in the UK.

UK thinktank Demos launched a new report on social value in the corporate world.


April member profile: Brian Walsh, Liquidnet for Good

Brian Walsh oversees the philanthropy programme for Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network. In 2007, Brian helped launch Liquidnet For Good, the corporate social engagement program that leverages Liquidnet’s resources to create local and global social impact.

Liquidnet’s headquarters are in New York, with offices in Boston, London, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore. Liquidnet trades in 39 equity markets.

Keep an eye out for: The Markets for Good initiative, a partnership with the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the system for generating, sharing, and acting upon data and information about impact in the social sector. 


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