Are you at the beginning of your social impact journey? Do you need help in deciding what you want to track and value and how best you should do that? Do you need to tie together existing features of your social value strategy, CSR programme or ESG offering into one coherent approach that represents your brand and company values?
We can offer you support on all of this; not only how to develop your social value strategy, but also how to translate this into practical ways to capture and report your activities
Employee Volunteering Support
Volunteering programmes look a lot different than they did pre-Covid. It is difficult to maintain engagement levels due to restrictions and home working but more often than not the will of employees to volunteer is still there if you give them the right options. Thrive can help with best practice advice for engaging your workforce – finding the right balance between individual volunteering and meeting your corporate goals.
Making sure your approach and your data is both accurate and adequate is key when reporting back to stakeholders. We can act as an external auditing, provide quarterly assurance of your data plus an annual report, to make sure you feel confident on the credibility of your reporting.
Custom Metrics & Proxy Development
While Thrive’s Social Value Module can come ‘built in’ with our Impact UK Framework of Metrics and Proxy Values, there are times when you need a bespoke approach for a particular initiative. Thrive can develop custom Metrics and Proxy Values for you to add in to your Thrive platform so that your Social Value reporting aligns completely with all of the value you are delivering on the ground.
Bid Writing/Commercial Support
Do you supply Central or Local Government? Weightings on Social Value aspects of you tender submissions are now at least 10% and often significantly more. Our team can provide bid support; everything from a quick review to give you confidence in your submissions to fully taking the reigns on answering the Social Value questions in your tenders, , giving you the edge against your competition to win more business.
The successful delivery of your community investment and social impact initiatives requires everyone to be involved; not just at a management level but also those ‘on the ground’. Getting successful buy-in for your programmes and alignment with your company values can be tough. At Thrive we can help you with comms tool kits and plans to help embed social impact within the fabric of your organisation or to continue the progress you have already made.