The SEDETT Social Enterprise Capacity Assessment Tool (SECAT)



The material related to the use of the SECAT is presented in two files, namely

  • SEDETT – SECAT Guidelines for Use
  • The SECAT Framework

The SECAT is a generalised inter-active framework developed for social enterprise practitioners to use to create a profile of their own organisation’s existing or desired organisational capacity.

The SECAT sets out the eight main factors and their associated components and features that make up the capacity tool i.e.

·         Strategic Direction

·         Management & Operational Context

·         Leadership

·         Financial Management

·         Revenue Generation

·         Networks

·         Governance

·         Human Resources

Use of the SECAT by key actors within a social enterprise will enable organisational profiles to be developed (profile A, B or C). In this way practitioners can self-assess their current organisational capacity level and also assess any additional development required to move the organisation to a capacity level it wants to achieve.

To help practitioners use the SECAT a file has been generated that provides guidelines for its use and the interpretation of its results. The guide provides answers to questions such as

What is the SECAT ?

Why should it be used ?

 How to use the SECAT ?

To find out more and use the Guidelines for use and the SECAT


 1. SEDETT-SECAT Guidelines for use

 2. Social Enterprise Capacity Assessment Tool (SECAT)