About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Theory of change

How can it help me?

Completing a theory of change worksheet helps you to map out the necessary steps you need to take to achieve a particular goal. It can help you to identify the potential impact and risks of your plan, and connect your work to a bigger goal.

How do I use it?

  • Start by identifying and writing down the problem you want to solve and the long-term change you want to make, then move on to the following boxes.


  • Try to be specific when filling in these other fields, such as audience and entry point to reach your audience.
  • Make your steps action-orientated.
  • Think about how you might measure success.