Impact Groups

Austria | BulgariaCanada | Estonia | Hungary | IrelandPortugal | Romania | Spain | UK

SIAA is working to launch country-level impact groups across Europe and further afield. The aim is to bring together regional leadership and expertise in order to understand the regional state of play with regards to professional social impact analysis, and work to meet these needs accordingly.

Download our Impact Groups pack to find out more.

SIAA is privileged to be working with a range of national partners and sponsors on the development of national networks and our Impact Groups, these include:


The NPO Institute, Vienna University of Economics

The Austria impact group was launched on 8th November 2012 in partnership with The NPO Institute. Visit the Austria Impact Group page for more information.


Tulip Foundation           Bulgarian Center for Not-For-Profit Law          BDF

SIAA is working alongside our partners in Bulgaria to establish a Bulgarian Impact Group. An initial event took place in Sofia on 5 June 2013, view the full event report here.


Social Asset Measurements

SIAA has been working in partnership with Social Asset Measurements and the newly establish Canadian Advisory Group of experts to support the development of a Canadian impact group. The SIAA Canada Group was launched on 13th September 2013 in Toronto, for more information and our follow up video, blog and resources visit the Canada Impact Group page.



Estonian Social Enterprise Network

SIAA is working in partnership with the Estonian Social Enterprise Network and other organisations to establish an Estonian impact group. An initial scoping event took place in Tallinn on 28th May 2013, view the full event report here.


The DemNet Foundation

SIAA is working in partnership with The Demnet Foundation to establish a Hungarian impact group. An initial scoping event took place in Budapest on 13th June 2013. View the full event report here.


SIAA is working with Philanthropy Ireland to explore the current needs and opportunities in Ireland around social impact analysis. An initial joint event  ‘Social impact in the Irish voluntary sector’ was run in 2012 and there has since been a follow up meeting of SIAA members and others in May 2013, see the summary report. This group is in dialogue about mapping all of the organisations and networks engaged in social impact practice in Ireland and how best to move the agenda forward over the coming year.


Stone Soup Consulting

SIAA worked in partnership with Stone Soup Consulting and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to organise an initial social impact analysis event on 1st October 2013 in Lisbon with a view to establishing a Portuguese impact group. See the follow up event report here.



Evalrom                                    Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest

Romanian-American Foundation

SIAA worked in partnership with Evalrom, the Romanian-America Foundation and Department of Sociology at the University of Bucharest to organise an initial social impact analysis event in Bucharest on 15th October 2013, with a view to establishing a Romanian impact group. Email our partners Evalrom via [email protected] to find out more about participating in the next meeting.


The Spanish Association of Foundations                 Philanthropic Intelligence




Stone Soup Consulting 

SIAA worked alongside our partners in Spain to host an initial Social Impact Analysis Workshop in Madrid, on 7th March 2013. See our event report here. SIAA is keen to speak to members and others about developing further support and resources for the Spanish speaking community. Email [email protected] to join the conversation.

United Kingdom




Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) SIAA worked alongside LJMU to run an initial meeting of social impact practitioners in Liverpool on 13th May 2013, see our event report for more details.

SIAA also worked with Dr Inge Hill, Social Impact Developer and SIAA member to run a Midlands Social Impact Analysis Workshop on 18th September 2013.

SIAA is keen to use these events to facilitate the development of local impact groups and peer support networks for social impact practitioners across the UK, whilst also combining efforts with existing practitioner groups where appropriate. If you would be interested in running a similar event or just want to discuss this further, get in touch.

Get in touch via [email protected] if you want to find out more about establishing a national impact group or getting involved with ongoing regional activities.