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Announcing Upshot as Social Value Partners

We are proud to announce Upshot have joined Social Value UK as Social Value Partners.

Upshot is a performance management software solution developed by the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity. It is designed to help organisations delivering and funding community-based projects manage, monitor and evidence their work, and prove their impact.

There are currently more than 850 organisations using Upshot across a wide range of sectors including NGB’s, housing associations, universities, local authorities and sport and non-sport charities. Most recent developments have seen Upshot translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Welsh, as we begin to engage with the international non-profit community.

Ahead of Upshot joining Social Value UK, we spoke to them about their social value journey.

Why do you think social value is important? In your organisation, your industry or in wider society?

Upshot helps non-profit organisations prove the social value of their work. We believe strongly that only by collecting robust evidence can organisations learn how to improve their interventions and highlight the impact of their successes. And when this acquired information and knowledge is shared the opportunity for further social value grows exponentially.

Does your organisation have a background in social value/social accounting/SROI

Many of the organisations who use the Upshot system employ the data they collect to evidence their social impact and complete SROI assessments. This includes our parent organisation, the Football Foundation, which has completed an SROI analysis of one of our funded schemes.

How do you hope to work collaboratively with Social Value UK?

We plan to be active partners of the Social Value network and real champions for robust monitoring and evaluation. We are looking forward to meeting other members and partners at events, contributing to webinars and online resources, and offering our expertise and services to the community.

Preeti Shetty, Head of Upshot Operations stated “Upshot aligns strongly with Social Value’s vision to improve decision-making based on key principles of social accounting. We know that good decisions can be made when supported by data and evidence. We look forward to sharing our experiences in M&E with the Social Value network and learning from its members.”

For more information, please contact
Jason Michalski
Upshot Consultant
jason.michalski@upshot.org.uk
020 7842 8933

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