It is clear that youth activities have social added value. In the interest of gaining better insight into this, we were asked by the Goede Doelen Loterijen (charity lotteries) to investigate the socio-economic impact of socially-oriented civil-society organisations. The Jeugdsportfonds, Scouting Nederland and the Johan Cruyff Foundation, all three are beneficiaries of the Dutch Lottery, participated in this research project.
Based on existing scientific research, building on our proven methodology and through interviews with respondents, we determined the socio-economic impact. Some of the results are qualitative, others are quantitative.
The main conclusions of this study are:
Sandor Brouwer, Business Development Director at the Charity Lotteries says: “Impact measurement of socially-oriented non-profits is relatively new and unchartered territory. However, I am convinced that this will be increasingly important. Non-profits will need this kind of information in their stakeholder dialogues more and more. At the same time the same information can be used for their internal decision making. Steward Redqueen shows great determination and competency in getting relevant results.”
Earlier we have done a similar study for three other beneficiaries of the lotteries: Natuurmonumenten (see below); the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam and BidNetwork (“preparing emerging market entrepreneurs for investors”).
Natuurmonumenten in Dutch: economische_impact_van_natuurmonumenten.pdf