New Economics Foundation





The toolkit is a really innovative, easy to use and useful piece. I hope it gets a lot of use.

Alyson Slater, Associate Director,
Global Reporting Initiative

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The Q&I Toolkit takes some of the work out of quality and impact, by having everything you need to know is in one place, it saves time when looking for Q&I solutions.

Nat Thompson, Infrastructure Quality Development Officer, Voluntary Action Sheffield

How to order
If you like to work offline, Proving and improving: a quality and impact toolkit for social enterprise is the essential guide for you. Featuring all of the website content in three books — Knowledge, Tools for you and Resources as well as two A3 posters (a tool decider and a tool comparison chart) that can assist in choosing the right quality or impact measuring tool.

Order your toolkit for just £20

By phone

Please call the nef office on +44 (0)20 7820 6300 to make your order


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What does each toolkit contain?

Knowledge (45 pages)

Highlights why taking steps to prove and improve the quality and impact of your organisation can bring a variety of benefits; it gives you the essential information you need to get started.

Tools for you (79 pages)

Updated in 2009 as part of the Charities Evaluation Services’ National Performance Programme, this booklet gives you essential information about more than 20 tools and methods that can help you to prove and improve your organisation’s quality and impact.

Tool Decider: choosing the right tool for your organisation

An A3 sized wall chart designed to help you identify the best tools suited to your organisation and to your performance management needs.

Tool Comparison: comparing proving and improving approaches

An A3 sized chart with more detail on each of the tools reviewed on this site and in the Tools for you book.

Resources (45 pages)

Provides you with the fundamentals of measuring the outcomes and impacts of your work and can help you develop your own indicators.