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Scaling_Up_Excellence

Business

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More without Settling for Less

Scaling Up Excellence uses stories of struggle and success from various organizations to explore the idea of scaling.

 

Nonprofits

Transformative Scale: The Future of Growing What Works

Nine strategies to deliver impact at a scale that truly meets needs.

 
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Philanthropy

The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation

A growing number of foundations are reintroducing risk-taking into their processes and portfolios as one way to create breakthrough change.

 

Health

Meeting the Challenges of Global Health

In bringing health care to the developing world, innovators can benefit from lessons others learned the hard way. Includes magazine extras.

 
Programs_Arent_Everything

Nonprofit Management

Programs Aren’t Everything

The evaluation of nonprofit outcomes shouldn't focus exclusively on programmatic activity. Here's a look at what it means to take frontline work seriously.

 
Nonprofit_Mergers

Nonprofits

Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag

The three hurdles that nonprofit managers must overcome to create successful mergers. Includes magazine extras.

 

Nonprofit Management

Creating Successful Nonprofit Mergers

Supplements to the article “Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag.”

By SSIR Editors
 

Health

Guiding Health Innovation

Supplement to the article “Meeting the Challenges of Global Health.”

By SSIR Editors
 

Nonprofit Management

What Would It Take?

The president and CEO of GEO describes what the organization learned over the course of its Scaling What Works initiative.

 

Nonprofit Management

Emerging Pathways to Transformative Scale

The cofounder of and a consultant at The Bridgespan Group elaborate on important strategies for scaling up social impact.