Re-Thinking Scale: When Communities Lead Our Approach to Growth

How fast should we grow our impact? The challenges we see in our systems fuel a sense of urgency to expand our reach. And yet, expansion is rarely successful when it doesn’t happen in meaningful partnership with those who are most impacted by the problems we hope to address. What are the choices that leaders have made to scale their impact in close partnership with communities? What can it look like to make a choice other than centralized models for growth? In this session we discuss approaches to organizational growth in which communities drive the decisions about how and when to scale.