For Good Measure: SROI and Current Trends in Nonprofit Impact Measurement

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How do you quantify the impact of a nonprofit?

Is it the social benefits, the environmental effects, the economic outcomes?Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a means of measuring all the above, to quantify the good done by nonprofit organizations. Maybe you’re already familiar with ROI as a measure of the value of good investments. Impact, value, and efficiency are no less important to the function of nonprofits, and that’s where SROI comes in.

Join the Social Enterprise Alliance Twin Cities (SEA-TC) and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities (YNPN-TC) as we investigate the trend towards more rigorous, standardized impact evaluation the nonprofit world

Bring your questions, bring your friends. We’ll provide a panel to field questions about the why and how of SROI, its current and future trends. Our three experts bring knowledge of SROI and ROI from across the corporate, government, and philanthropic sectors.
The time: March 17th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

The place: Augsburg College, Oren Gateway Center Room

A big thanks to Augsburg for providing beverages, refreshments, and space.




Nicholas Maryns

Nick Maryns is the Associate Director of the Governor’s Workforce Development Council (GWDC).  Nick facilitates the GWDC’s policy development initiatives, coordinates strategic projects across state agencies, and oversees the Council’s Net Impact/Return on Investment Initiative, which has developed a performance evaluation framework for the state’s workforce education and training programs.

Brian Paulson 

Brian Paulson, Senior Program Officer, joined the Pohlad Family Foundation in March 2014 with 15 years of experience in the social sector, serving children and families living in poverty through direct practice, developing and managing programs, and grantmaking.


Julia Vimal

Seasoned executive finance leader with experience in large Fortune 100 as well non-profit and for-profit privately held healthcare organizations. Currently Founder and CEO of Vimal Consulting a business transformation company based in Maple Grove, MN.  Graduated with BSB, Finance from Carlson School of Management, U of M and holds an MBA from St. Thomas University.

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