Many see distributed, directed-network campaigning as the unique domain of small advocacy groups, but the approach has generated impressive results for established organizations as well.
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Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, however, shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls and find creative ways to enlist the help of others.
Since 1970, more than 200,000 nonprofits have opened in the U.S., but only 144 have reached $50 million in annual revenue. They got big by doing two things: They raised the bulk of their money from a single type of funder. And just as importantly, these nonprofits created professional organizations that were tailored to the needs of their primary funding sources.
This follow-up on the popular "Collective Impact" article provides updated, in-depth guidance.
A framework for understanding the roles you can play in a movement for social change.