Social Return on Investment of an Innovative Employment Option for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: Common Ground Co-operative

Frances Owen, Jingyu Li, Lisa Whittingham, Jennifer Hope, Courtney Bishop, Anne Readhead, Laurie Mook

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Abstract

Common Ground Co-operative (CGC) provides training, administrative, and job coach support to five social enterprises for which persons with developmental disabilities are the non-share-capital partners. This study examines the use of social return on investment (SROI) as a means of determining the value of program impacts related to quality-of-life changes for enterprise partners and their families. The process of conducting this SROI analysis is described and analyzed in terms of its utility in employment services for persons with developmental disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-228
Number of pages20
JournalNonprofit Management and Leadership
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • case study
  • disabilities
  • research
  • social enterprise
  • social return on investment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management

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