Donors are intent on applying the same metrics they use in their business ventures to the organizations they support. Ability to scale is necessary for achieving high impact, the ideal outcome for both donor and organization. However, the nonprofit sector is not currently designed that way. Stanford Social Innovation Review examines why social innovations fail and what we can do about it.
Their research shows that social innovation faces three key scalability roadblocks: access to consistent funding, a fragmented ecosystem, and gaps in talent:
We've seen how successful the for-profit sector can be with the right systems and support in place. Now we must help build a similar infrastructure for social programs that stand to make the biggest impact. Donors have an important role to play here. LEARN MORE