Succeeding at Scaling Social Impact: A Cycle of Impact Factors

Brown, Jimyse (2016) Succeeding at Scaling Social Impact: A Cycle of Impact Factors. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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ABSTRACT

Staff, finances, replication, proof of impact, communication & networking – these are all factors that that are apart of the cycle of nonprofit organizations scaling impact. While there are many forms of scaling when dealing with scaling impact it is about increasing how an organization serves their demographic as the main objective. Due to the complexity of scaling impact organizations have no one clear cut model to follow to success; because of this the success spectrum is diverse for organizations who are in the process of scaling. “Success” in these cases are in accordance to the respective organizations.

Various researchers have approached scaling impact based upon one factor of success; which is normally depicted as finances. The goal of this dissertation is to divulge valued conclusions relating to how to successfully scale impact, by looking at a select number of cases where organizations are currently in the process of scaling. The results within this dissertation were collected through observational research, surveys, and interviews diving into excavating the true factors within the process of scaling. The conclusions within this dissertation, were able to reveal a common five themes that would help lead nonprofits to success of scaling impact; however due to the complexity of the topic and works that contradict the five factors it is plausibly that it will lead to forthcoming research.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Brown, Jimyse
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 16:59
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/36554

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