"Colorado Institute for Social Impact (CI4SI) did an outstanding job on our Social Return on Investment (SROI) study, which produced extremely meaningful and effective information about the impact of our organization. Prior to the completion of CI4SI's we were aware of appriximately 10% of the monetized social impact we produce. The results will help us attract funders, donors, customers and strategic partners. The study is not only worth the investment of time and money. It pays for itself the second the results were put into hands. I would highly recommend CI4SI to anyone interested in an SROI project."

~ Bill Morris, Founder of Blue Star Recyclers

Social return on investment, also referred to as SROI, was coined in the early 2000s. This concept takes a common term of Return On Investment and applies it to Social Impact that goes beyond the bottom line of that company and relates its impact to the community. This is a very individualized process that is based on information being gathered by the organization, research and data to support the value of that impact, and then a full report on how that impact is measured and applied. You can find samples of our SROI work below.

Social return on investment, also referred to as SROI, was coined in the early 2000s. This concept takes a common term of Return On Investment, and applies it to Social Impact that goes beyond the bottom line of that company and relates its impact to the community. This is a very individualized process that is based on information being gathered by the organization, research and data to support the value of that impact, and then a full report on how that impact is measured and applied. Below is the abstract of our most recent SROI study.

This innovative form of measurement is used to determine the extra-financial value (i.e., social and environmental impact not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts). This measurement is used to determine the additional value of investment related to the impact that a socially innovative businesses decision has to a community related to traditional resources invested. For example: Bridge to Justice, a social enterprise law firm in Boulder Colorado has an SROI value that shows for every $1 invested it has a $3.20 return to the community. This measurement can be used by a social impact business to evaluate impact on stakeholders, identify ways to improve performance and communicate value to the community.

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Harness Social Impact to accelerate the evolution of business

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The Social Impact Economy powers a new business definition for success