Building on research from the New Economics Foundation, NEF Consulting offers tools and resources to prove and improve the impact of social enterprises, charities and other mission-driven organisations and projects.
These pages introduce tools and methods for measuring and improving impact, developed by the New Economics Foundation, NEF Consulting and other social enterprises. NEF Consulting continues to develop and provide training for some of these, including:
Learn how to apply NEF Consulting’s tools and approaches to build capacity and create change with our range of training options.
Prove and Improve Toolkit
This section guides you through the process, from choosing an approach to ‘proving and improving’ to identifying the tools and methods that can be most useful for your organisation.
The Ten Elements
- Introduction and tools charts
- The Big Picture
- DTA Fit for Purpose
- EFQM Model
- GRI Standards
- Investors in People
- ISO 9001
- Quality First
- Social Accounting
- Social Enterprise Balanced Scorecard
Other Tools and Resources
At NEF Consulting we’re passionate about training others in our tools and approaches as we believe this is an effective way to make a long-term impact.
Tool Decider and Comparison Charts
The Decider and Comparison Charts are designed to be used together, offering an overview of approaches to measuring impact and quality. The charts feature more than 20 tools compared for quick reference.
An A3 sized wall chart to help identify the best tools suited to your organisation and your performance management needs.
An A3 sized chart with more detail on each of the tools in the Toolkit and in the Tools For You book.
The Prove It! toolkit helps in evaluating your community project by:
- Involving volunteers and beneficiaries in telling their project’s story.
- Looking beyond the ‘easy-to-count’ to the important changes for the participants and their communities.
- Investigating how change takes place, and how to improve impact.
- Sharing and building on the learning gained from peoples’ experiences of taking part.