It's like financial accounting only different.
It puts black and white numbers into colour and strategic planning into 3D.
SROI measures change in ways that are relevant to the people or organisations that experience or contribute to it, and tells the story of how change is being created by measuring social, environmental and economic outcomes, using monetary values to represent them.
It is an immensely powerful tool for strategic planning and helps organisations really understand where they are adding value, as well as identifying risks and opportunities that are not always obvious with conventional business planning.
Find out more from the SROI Network at www.thesroinetwork.org