Scaling Global Change: A Social Entrepreneur's Guide to Surviving the Start-up Phase and Driving Impact

Scaling Global Change: A Social Entrepreneur's Guide to Surviving the Start-up Phase and Driving Impact

by Erin Ganju, Cory Heyman


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Grow your start-up into a global influence with real-world impact

Scaling Global Change provides social entrepreneurs with the strong organizational foundation they need to change the world. Through the story of Room to Read, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in the last 18 years, this book features clear, real-world lessons for growing a non-profit or social enterprise, with special insight into girls’ education and literacy programming in lower-income countries. By outlining theories of program, operational, and system-level change, the discussion delves into the meat of the entrepreneurial spirit and applies it directly to everyday strategic decisions.

The book begins with an overview of essential communication, vision, and execution fundamentals, and then dives into a discussion of metrics, monitoring, planning, leadership, and more. Clear guidance on internal operations, fundraising, team building, management, and other central topics provides a roadmap for new and experienced leaders, while further exploration of influence, strategy, and government funding relates the wisdom of experience from the perspective of a successful organization.

  • Cross the chasm from start-up to mature organization with worldwide impact
  • Gain insight into the theoretical and practical underpinnings of nonprofit success
  • Adopt new perspectives on effectiveness, excellence, and influence
  • Translate ideas into action in a way that will change the world

Social entrepreneurship has taken off more than ever, and the market is crowded with optimistic leaders wanting to change the world. How do you differentiate your organization from the pack? How can you stand out, stand up, and make a real impact? These lessons are gained through experience and building a strong organizational culture; Room to Read has treaded this path and found itself at the heights of success. With Scaling Global Change, you reap the benefit of experiential lessons while applying them to the success of your own organization.

**All Royalties from the sale of Scaling Global Change will be donated directly to Room To Read**

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119483854
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 847,205
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

ERIN GANJU, cofounder, Emeritus Board Member and former CEO of Room to Read, has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the organization's scalable, replicable model for improving children's education in low-income countries through its literacy and gender equality in education programs.

CORY HEYMAN, PhD, is Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Director of Room to Read Accelerator (Room to Read's external technical assistance unit), former Chief Program Officer, and franchisee of the healthy fast casual restaurant concept CoreLife Eatery.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

I Framing the Issues 1

1 Introduction: Go Big or Go Home 3

2 Vision and Execution: Framing the Issues 23

3 Communications: Telling the Story 45

II What We Do 69

4 Programs: A Theory (of Change) Is Just a Theory Until it is Turned into Action 71

5 Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation: What Gets Measured, Gets Done 105

III How We Do It 133

6 Administration, Finance, and International Operations: Strengthening Operations and the Implementation Chain 135

7 People Management: Changing the World is a Team Sport 165

8 Fundraising: Defining and Selling the Value Proposition 194

IV Scaling for Global Change 229

9 Strategic Influence: Growing our impact 231

10 Government Funding: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't 262

11 Strategic Planning: Wrapping it all up 288

Index 307

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