Seven Scaling CapacitiesSteven LaFrance, a social entrepreneur, shares the seven critical scaling capacities for effectively growing impact.
Lately organizational capacities have been the subject of much research and discussion. What makes for an effective social entrepreneurship organization? What is the best way to build organizational capacity? While important questions in the abstract, scaling social impact is an effort that requires social entrepreneurs to lead their organizations through specific practices that inherently challenge organizational capacity.
A team of colleagues from LaFrance Associates, LLC (LFA) conducted 28 case studies of successfully scaled social entrepreneurships around the world to surface the seven critical scaling capacities. In the process they interviewed more than 50 social entrepreneurs and their staff and examined over 350 pieces of literature on their organizations. The team also reviewed the literature on social entrepreneurship, the scaling process and organizational effectiveness in addition to interviewing field thought leaders.
View the seven critical scaling capacities at http://www.socialedge.org/blogs/not-to-be-missed/scaling-capacities.
Seven Scaling Capacities is featured on the Social Edge website, a good source for resources on organisational performance: http://www.socialedge.org/index.html
LaFrance Associates, LLC (LFA) is a San Francisco-based consulting group serving the nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors with research, evaluation, and technical assistance services.
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