Blogs tagged with scaling social impact

  • Geri Stengel, Ventureneer
    Posted: June 25, 2012

    In a world where social needs are increasing and resources decreasing, it's critical to scale organizations that efficiently and effectively address social problems. For the last three years, the Social Impact Exchange has been convening leaders in the field to address this issue.

    "Scaling a nonprofit's programs without investing in its capacity is a recipe for failure," according to the report Scaling What Works: Implications for Philanthropists, Policymakers, and Nonprofit Leaders, by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and the Bridgespan Group. This was the overarching theme of this year's conference. Seven different types of support were touched on at the conference.

  • Cathy Clark, CASE at Duke
    Posted: June 14, 2012

    As the social sector evolves, one thing that is becoming increasingly clear is the critical role that knowledge plays in helping advance progress towards social solutions. Practitioners struggle with finding the best approaches to scale and accessing capital for scaling. Grantmakers and investors struggle with how to identify the most promising innovations, models, and organizations, and how best to support a multi-sector set of actors throughout the scaling process.