On Thursday, June 14th, we will present together with Ferpi and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) the results of the SROI analysis we conducted on four Ronald McDonald Houses in 2017. We evaluated the social and economic impact of RMHC activities in order to help the organization improve the existing practices. Basically, the research activity served as a transparent evaluation of the social value of Ronald McDonald Houses.
Speakers: representatives from the Tuscany Region, from the Italian branch of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Prof. Luca Bagnoli from ARCO.
The research focuses on a study aimed at understanding, measuring and reporting the social value created by the four Ronald McDonald Houses in Italy. It represents the will of RMHC to enhance its organizational processes and meet the expectations of the stakeholders, especially families and patients forced to travel long distances in order to access the best medical care.
The event is conceived as a way to communicate the results of the SROI analysis and the importance of measuring social value. For “Ferpi Toscana Delegation” it is important to disseminate and communicate the tools and results that can help the promotion and development of best practices.
Fondazione per L’Infanzia Ronald McDonald Italia is the italian branch of Ronald McDonald House Charities. It is a non-profit association, founded in 1974 in the United States and in 1999 in Italy, with the aim of creating, finding and supporting projects that contribute to improve the health and well-being of children and their families. In the past 17 years, RMHC has implemented programmes to support families with sick children who seek treatment far away from home, providing them with comfort, support, and resources just steps away from the hospital. In Italy there are 4 Ronald McDonald Houses: in Florence, Rome, Brescia, and Milan (Italy).
ARCO (Action Research for CO-development is a university centre offering research, consulting, and training services. With almost 10 years of experience in local development, social economy, inclusive development, M&E and impact evaluation, and sustainable food commodities, it operates at both the national and international level.
The SROI analysis is an example of the contribution the research can give to the measurement of the social value. The socio-economic impact analysis is useful to evaluate and increase the quality of the services and to communicate the value generated by the activities and programmes of an organization. Regarding the methodology, ARCO believes in an evaluation that starts from the experiences of the beneficiaries and stakeholders and involves them in the research process through a participatory approach.
For more info on the SROI analysis please click here.