Symposium on Scaling Social Impact

Many nonprofit organizations are facing the decision of how and when to expand their reach. Growth and scaling comes in many forms: from replicating programs in new locations to developing breakthrough products and services; from scaling policy initiatives and social movements to online expansions through the use of toolkits and platforms. And there are social media expansions too—through knowledge sharing, network building and collaborations. All are unique forms of scale and require different expertise to initiate and sustain.

To address these needs, the Growth Philanthropy Network and its signature initiative, the Social Impact Exchange, are hosting a half-day symposium in New York City June 14, 2011, that will help nonprofits and others develop the knowledge and skills needed to scale impact. The Symposium, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Vulnerable Populations Portfolio and several other funders, will include presentations from nonprofit leaders and funders, as well as breakout sessions and opportunities to network with peers.

This event will provide opportunities for nonprofit organizations, funders, professional service providers and academics to:

  • gain insight from organizations in the process of scaling
  • develop knowledge and skills for business plan development
  • acquire critical leadership skills necessary to grow an organization, and
  • network with peers.

Space for the event is limited and advance registration is recommended.