DIY Toolkit


This is a toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and is designed to help busy people.

It was created by Nesta in partnership with STBY, Quicksand and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Key features

  • The free toolkit includes 30 tried and tested social innovation tools, all grounded in existing theories and practices of innovation, design, and business development.
  • As well as the downloadable full toolkit, each of the individual tools is available in a range of sizes as a pdf template for use in the field, so practitioners can dive straight into action.
  • The DIY toolkit website also features a range of case studies and expert blog posts to help people put the tools into practice.
  • The website is also available in Spanish, Arabic, Manadarin, French and Russian.