Scaling Innovative ways nonprofits can increase their reach and social impact
ChildObesity180 is combating the nation’s child obesity epidemic by incubating and promoting the best ideas.
How the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Association evolved from a small local charity into a global NGO.
SSIR academic editor Johanna Mair talks with Roy Steiner of Omidyar Network, Renee Kaplan of the Skoll Foundation, Jim Bildner of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and Christian Seelos, coauthor with Mair of the new book Innovation and Scaling for Impact.
How a structured but adaptable collaboration model is mobilizing organizations to achieve a common goal.
Making effective use of the creative power of design requires engaging entire organizations—from leadership to the front lines.
The Wooden Floor is licensing its successful model of using arts education to break the cycle of poverty.
Opportunities for nonprofits to dramatically scale don’t happen often, but when they do, fast-growing for-profits offer some valuable lessons.
Keeping attention on an issue in a constantly evolving media landscape requires that nonprofits think flexibly.
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.
Rather than focusing so much effort on creating services that are “innovative,” nonprofits need to develop a more sales-driven approach to social change.
There might be no better guide than Indian nonprofits for how to successfully scale up when resources are scarce.