Toolkits

A lot of people ask us about toolkits and methodologies used in Social Labs. We often reply that methodologies don’t make a Lab – much like frying or baking doesn’t necessarily make a great meal.

However if you’re looking for tactics or approaches you can add to your toolbelt when you’re working on Social Labs, then this page is our starting place for you. We’re aiming to build out this section over time.

Generon Fieldbook
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Generon’s Fieldbook

 

Reos Change Lab
Image courtesy of Reos, JW McConnell Foundation

Reos Change Lab Fieldbook

 

Image courtesy of Hub
Image courtesy of Hub

Hub Hosting Handbook

 

DIY Toolkit - Nesta
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Nesta DIY Toolkit

 

Frog Collective Action Toolkit
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Frog Design Collective Action Toolkit

 

Design Kit - Design Thinking Resource
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IDEO’s Human Centered Design Toolkit

 

Keywords Systems Change
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Keywords – Building a language of systems change

 

Participatory Methods Toolkit
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Participatory Methods Toolkit

 

Systems Change - What It Is and How To Do It
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Systems Change : What It Is & How To Do It

 

Power Boardgame - Facilitating Social Change - by The Carnegie Trust
image courtesy of The Carnegie Trust

Power : Facilitating Social Change

 

Collaboration Cafe
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Collaboration Cafe

 

Community Asset Mapping
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Community Research Lab Participatory Asset Mapping (PDF) & ABCD Toolkit (PDF)

 

Community Asset Mapping
Image courtesy of Brighter Futures Together

Community Asset Mapping Guide

 

Image courtesy of Collaboration For Impact
Image courtesy of Collaboration For Impact

Collective Impact – How To Guide

 

Theory U
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Theory U

 

Mindlabs's Methods and Mindsets
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Mindlab – Mindsets & Methods

 

Constellation Governance Guide
Image courtesy of Centre for Social Innovation

Constellation Governance

 

DIY Toolkit

Impact Toolkit (DIY by Nesta)

 

Community Development Toolkit

Community Development Toolkit

 

21 Toolkits for Open Innovation

21 Open Innovation Toolkits