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Maximising Social Impact for the Third Sector

A new course from Social Value UK and Keystone Accountability

Maximising Social Impact for the Third Sector

This course is aimed at anyone working in the third sector who wants their organisation to achieve their best social impact.

Date 11 & 12 October
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Location Lexington Communications,
The Connection,
198 High Holborn,

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What will you achieve from this course?

  • You will leave this course with a tailored strategy to create services with the best possible social impact with the resources you have.
  • You will develop essential skills for operating in the third sector, like how to put resources into areas that create the best social impact and how to stop putting precious funding into areas where there is low social impact.
  • Our experienced trainers understand that cuts in funding mean that every penny matters. By investing in a place on this course you will have 1 person who is able to return to your organisation equipped to upskill the rest of the team.
  • The support does not end when the course ends, we will provide you with remote 1:1 follow up support to implement your tailored strategy for the best possible social impact.

About the trainers

Kai Hopkins is a Senior Consultant at Keystone Accountability and delivers on all client projects from Comparative Constituent Feedback projects to bespoke consultancy. This portfolio includes a diverse range of clients, including the World Bank, trusts and foundations such as CS Mott and the Hewlett Foundation, NGOs such as Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian Aid and social investors and for-profit companies. Kai is responsible for Keystone’s Development Partnership survey, a benchmarked feedback survey taken by almost 70 leading international NGOs. Kai joined Keystone after three years as General Manager at Alliance magazine, which he led through a period of expansion. Alliance magazine is the leading publication on international philanthropy and social investment which is funded by the largest trusts and foundations worldwide. Kai has a degree in Politics and an MBA.

Adam Richards is Projects, Research and Training Manager for Social Value UK. Adam joined SVUK in 2016 as Senior Researcher on the European Commission project SPRINT to apply the principles of social value to long-term care for frail older people across 11 European states. Before joining SVUK he lectured at universities for over 10 years and has a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University investigating the legitimising effects of SROI in a social enterprise. Adam has worked with a number of organisations to help them better understand, measure and manage their social impacts. He is also a member of SVUK’s UK Council and acts as a critical friend to the FRC Group, as part of their Social Value Sub-Committee. Currently, as well as working at SVUK, Adam also works with Mantel Gwynedd, the County Voluntary Council for Gwynedd, North Wales, to embed social value into their practices and assist their members.


Attendance costs £500 + VAT per person.


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