With the support of I'SE and the EQUAL 'Adjust The Balance' project, Social Firms UK has developed a user-friendly performance management tool called 'The Third Sector Performance Dashboard'. It is designed to enable any organisation within the third sector, ranging from small voluntary sector organisations through to social enterprises and Social Firm, to monitor their progress against objectives and report as appropriate internally and externally on actual performance. The tool acknowledges that organisations in the third sector are typically short of time and resources and for that reason it has templates and samples for organisations to use as they are or adapt if they have the time.
How Does It Work?
The Third Sector Performance Dashboard is available in the form of a CD-Rom, licensed by Social Firms UK and especially designed for usage by any type of third sector organisation. It is based on the balanced scorecard, whereby organisations attempt to achieve a balance across the main areas of their business. Under headings such as 'governance', 'finance/funding' and 'people & work-life balance', third sector organisations can either use the templates that are already provided for them within the software or set their own objectives and measures. Using the tool as an integrated way of running their organisation enables users to monitor their progress against their objectives and report to stakeholders accordingly. It can also be used for individual projects or programmes that need to achieve certain outcomes. The licensed software can be saved to a server for multiple usage and is promoted as being user-friendly, accessible and adaptable. It holds a significant number of resources in the Resource Folder including template policies and procedures, distance travelled questionnaires, flexible working policies and a range of internet links to other resources and sources of information.
For more detailed information on how the Dashboard works, click on the powerpoint 'quick tutorial' below.
How Much Does It Cost And How Can I Order A Copy?
The Third Sector Performance Dashboard is available on the following terms: - Non-members: £108.00 Incl - Members of the Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and NCVO: £60 Inc VAT - Members of Social Firms UK: FREE
It is also available to national third sector support agencies in other countries that wish to make it available to their members respectively. For this purpose the initial cost is £400 for the first 10 licences and then £200 per 10 licences thereafter. Users will need to obtain their licence number from Social Firms UK, irrespective of which country they are in.
For more information or to order your CD-Rom, please contact Social Firms UK on +44 (0)1737 231360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Price for Members of Social Enterprise UK and NCVO: £60