Advice for Social Entrepreneurs: Scale Your Concept, Not Your Organization


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Advice for Social Entrepreneurs: Scale Your Concept, Not Your Organization

Conventional scaling models borrowed from the private sector, such as branch replication, social franchising and open-source dissemination, are inadequate to create meaningful social change for entire populations. As a result, highly successful social entrepreneurs who have achieved significant scale, along with the intermediary organizations and funders that support them, are starting to coalesce around the concept of “systems change”. The Schwab Foundation defines systems change as “fundamentally, and on a large scale, changing the way a majority of relevant players solve a big social challenge such that a critical mass of people affected by that problem substantially benefit.”

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