Measuring our success with a Balanced Scorecard

Our Balanced Scorecard system of measuring our success shows donors we are meeting, if not exceeding, their expectations.

A balanced scorecard is a performance management tool which has been developed with the aims of helping the Trustees and Senior Management ensure the charity's strategic goals and mission are met. It also seeks to demonstrate to donors that the charity is meeting, if not exceeding, their expectations.

Why does Tommy’s use a Balanced Scorecard?

  • To demonstrate the impact our medical research and pregnancy information service are having on reducing problems in pregnancy
  • To demonstrate that we are an effectively run organisation
  • To increase transparency of our activities to our supporters
  • To help the Tommy's Trustees to monitor management performance

Our pregnancy information service and medical research measures were defined in partnership with our research and health professional colleagues under guidance from Rand Europe, who have expertise in helping organisations to define how best to measure their effectiveness.

We measure three things:

  1. Input measures: these are the resources we need to conduct our research and information programmes
  2. Process measures: we measure how effectively we carry out our programmes
  3. Output measures: we measure the impact of the programmes we fund.

Please click on the links below to view the Measures information for the following:

Our research

Marketing and Communication




Financial statements

Pregnancy information

  • Clinician scanning the stomach of a pregnant woman

    Who we are

    We fund research into pregnancy problems and provide pregnancy health information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.

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    Trustees and patrons

    Find out who the trustees and patrons of Tommy's are.

  • Pregnant woman being scanned in Tommy's clinic

    Why we exist

    Tommy's exists to save babies' lives. We fund research into the causes and prevention of pregnancy complications that lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We also provide pregnancy health information for parents-to-be.

  • Woman and partner having an ultrasound scan

    What we do

    Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to empower parents to have a healthy pregnancy. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.

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