CSIM and SAN UK
Social Accounting and Audit was first used in India in 2003. CSIM offered to take up the Social accounting and Audit in India after the master class which was held by SAN UK in India in the year 2008. CSIM which is already an established institution for promoting social entrepreneurship felt that the framework is appropriate for Indian organizations and soon became the knowledge partner of SAN in India and is incubating SAN India so that it can expand its outreach across India.
Social Audit Network
The Social Audit Network (SAN) was started in UK informally about 10 years ago, and was formalized into a non-profit company which has dispersed membership across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany.It has defined the broad approach to SAA and is actively engaged in positioning it as the framework of choice for development sector, social enterprise and community organizations. It also certifies social auditors who can then chair social audit panels which is the penultimate stage of SAA.
More information is available on www.socialauditnetwork.org.uk
Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM)
CSIM is a learning centre that promotes the concept of Social Entrepreneurship among practitioners as well as individuals who are interested in participating and contributing to the social sector. Entrepreneurship is about developing innovative solutions to problems and creating opportunity for economic and social development. CSIM facilitates people by providing them with professional training that helps channel their efforts in a direction that will have a social impact.
CSIM runs a number of customized training programs for its diverse target groups which include development professionals, entrepreneurs with social change ideas, volunteers and those interested in taking up careers in the development sector.
Besides training, CSIM provides its partner NGOS with technical support and help network with various agencies of their interest. It is as part of this effort that CSIM is spearheading the Indian movement in Social Accounting and Audit. CSIM has its base at Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore. To know more about CSIM please visit the site, www.csim.in