Advanced Diagnostics

FairShares DiagnosticsIntroductory auditing tools are used to prepare staff for the FairShares Advanced Diagnostics

The advanced management, participation and governance diagnostics enable supporters to investigate how their social enterprise values are perceived by a full range of stakeholders. Our diagnostics are designed to help practising managers develop strategies for the future, whilst also meeting the association’s research needs to map practices in the social economy.


The following survey tools should already have been used to develop from FairShares Level 1 to Level 2:


Moving from FairShares Level 2 to Level 3

The following advanced diagnostic enable members, managers and governors to share knowledge about which social enterprise values matter to stakeholders, the levels of participation desired by the workforce, and the challenges of governing six stakeholder groups:

FairShares Advanced Diagnostic tools are all underpinned by award winning ‘internationally excellent research‘ conducted by Dr Rory Ridley-Duff (Reader in Co-operative and Social Enterprise, Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Tracey Coule (Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University) and Cliff Southcome (MD of Social Enterprise Europe). They are the product of two PhDs and numerous peer-reviewed journal papers.