Our Initiatives

The Exchange holds an Annual Conference, and Investment Fair (Scaling in Action), to provide innovative demonstration venues that connect co-funders with scaling nonprofits and to share knowledge on effective scaling methods and practices. The Conference also help bring together a community of leaders to collaborate in building a marketplace and to learn together.

In the past, the Exchange also held a Business Plan Competition and Nonprofit Symposium as part of the Conference (Past winners of the Competition and Symposium can still be found on the website).

  • Exchange Annual Conference - is a national event held in New York City that includes more than 400 funders, investors, individuals, philanthropy advisors, academics and nonprofit leaders. The Conference focuses entirely on innovative methods to support scaling of high-impact nonprofit initiatives. Learn more
  • Scaling In Action - is a presentation forum where 3-7 mature nonprofits with a high level of demonstrated impact and readiness to scale present growth plans in a plenary at the Exchange’s Annual Conference. Afterwards, funders convene to learn more about the nonprofits and consider funding. Learn more
  • Business Plan Competition - identified high performing, earlier stage nonprofits that are trying to scale up, and supported them with business planning assistance, financial prizes and consulting awards. The Competition helped develop a strong pipeline of growth ready organizations. Learn more
  • Nonprofit Symposium - The first Symposium on Scaling Social Impact took place on June 14, 2011 in New York City. They Symposium brought together nonprofit organizations, funders, professional service providers and academics to gain insight and develop knowledge on the process of scaling. Learn more