Dr. John Gargani—President, Gargani + Company

Evaluation Cafe: February 7th, 2013

I provide an overview of social return on investment (SROI), acting as both champion and critic. SROI may be unfamiliar to many evaluators. It is one of several metrics—borrowed from business, economics, and finance—that quantifies the monetary value of program impacts. Investors are using it to develop new “impact investment” strategies. Policymakers are using it to experiment with public-private funding mechanisms, such as social impact bonds. Should evaluators be using it to demonstrate program effectiveness? That’s the question we will explore together.

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The views expressed in this presentation are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Evaluation Center or Western Michigan University.

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