Matt believes that social impact measurement is achievable for all organisations willing to ‘give it a go’. His preferred approach is to start simple and strive for incremental improvements over time.
Matt achieved SROI Accredited Practitioner status in 2012 after setting out to try and understand how you could measure the social value of a local community Mens Shed.
He is a passionate about building the capacity of SIMNA’s members and enabling them to lead the change they want to see.
We asked Matt a few questions about SIMNA and the 2018 Awards:
- What do you like about SIMNA?
It’s great to have an organisation that brings people together around outcomes measurement. A safe and respectful community of practice that’s able to see value in all methodologies that are being used by those ‘giving it a go’.
The other bit I like is a real belief that the individuals and organisations who are passionate about outcomes measurement have the ability to lead the change we all want to see, and that they can best do this together as a shared voice for change.
- Why are the SIMNA Awards important to you?
We see some truly fantastic work going on in Australia at the moment and I feel this deserves recognition. Shining a light on what good practice actually looks like will help others see the difference it makes to decision making and will hopefully inspire more organisations to ‘give it a go’.
It’s also a great opportunity to find out who is doing similar work to you, to connect with them and share ideas and lessons learned.
Matt is one of three judges assessing the ‘Social Impact Measurement Changemaker’ category in this year’s SIMNA Awards.