Virtual/Instructor-led training

Designing A Strong Social Impact Strategy


Creating a robust social impact strategy is considered a vital step for any organization aiming to have a positive influence on its community and the broader world. For CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) managers, it’s essential to consider the many ways their organization can contribute to social and environmental causes and develop a plan that aligns with the organization’s values and objectives.

In this workshop, participants will dive into the process of crafting a strong social impact strategy, covering both theoretical and practical aspects. This workshop will introduce a range of tools, practices, and resources to assist in the development of an effective strategy that stays in harmony with the organization’s values and mission.

  • The Relevance of Social Impact Today: Understanding Its Crucial Role in the Business Landscape
  • Values and Mission Alignment: How to Identify and Harmonize with Your Organization’s Core Principles
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Navigating Effective Communication and Consultation
  • Goal Setting and Impact Measurement: Strategies for Establishing and Evaluating Objectives
  • Effective Implementation and Communication: Best Practices to Bring Your Strategy to Life
  • Resources and Practical Tools: Equipping You with the Essentials for Developing a Strong Social Impact Strategy

included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions

  • Values and Mission Alignment Workshop: Participants engage in a guided self-reflection exercise to identify their personal values and the organization’s core principles. They then explore areas of alignment and misalignment between personal values and organizational mission, enabling them to understand the importance of alignment in social impact work.
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement Role Play: Participants create stakeholder maps for a fictional social impact project and then engage in role-play scenarios representing various stakeholders (e.g., community members, investors, employees). This exercise helps them practice effective communication and consultation with different stakeholders, emphasizing the importance of engagement in social impact initiatives.
  • Impact Measurement Simulation: Participants work in teams to define measurable social impact goals for a given project. They then simulate the process of collecting and analyzing data to measure progress toward those goals. This exercise illustrates the challenges and strategies involved in setting and evaluating social impact objectives.

included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions

  • Theory of Change: A framework that outlines the steps and assumptions necessary to achieve a desired social impact outcome, helping participants clarify the logic and pathways for their social impact strategies.
  • Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Approach: A framework that considers social, environmental, and economic factors in decision-making, guiding participants to develop holistic strategies that balance profit and purpose.
  • SROI (Social Return on Investment): A framework that quantifies the social and environmental value generated by an organization’s activities. It helps participants assess the impact of their social initiatives in financial terms, providing a clear way to communicate the value of social impact.

(included in 90-min and Half Day sessions)

  • Impact assessment frameworks, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Communication templates, such as press releases or social media posts
  • Stakeholder engagement tools, such as surveys or focus groups
  • Goal-setting and tracking tools, such as impact measurement software or social impact report templates