Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact

This special supplement includes eleven perspectives on “scaling what works”—what it means, what it takes to do it right, and what needs to happen to increase the impact of successful solutions to social challenges.

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What Would It Take?

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


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Emerging Pathways to Transformative Scale

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


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Pathways to Scale for a Place-Based Funder

The VP of program at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation explains how her organization supports local nonprofits.


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The Road to Scale Runs Through Public Systems

The president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation writes about the importance of working with public systems.


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From Innovation to Results

The director of the Social Innovation Fund explains how the fund balances innovation and support for proven programs.

By Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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Perspectives on the Social Innovation Fund

The president and CEO of REDF elaborates on her organization's experience serving as a Social Innovation Fund intermediary.

By Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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Partners in Impact

The president of Communities In Schools writes about the role funders played in helping his organization scale up.


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We Need More Scale, Not More Innovation

The president and CEO of The California Endowment discusses the importance of engaging in advocacy and community organizing.


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More Resources, More Co-Investors, More Impact

The president and CEO of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation elaborates on the vital role growth capital aggregation plays.


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In Collaboration, Actions Speak Louder than Words

The author of Cracking the Network Code discusses the important role of networks in scaling up solutions.


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Leveraging a Movement Moment

The VP of programs at GEO writes about the opportunities for grantmakers in supporting social movements.