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IMAGO Foundation Course | Scaling Up for Social Impact

  • Open Gov Hub Suite 500, 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)


Designed and led by Harvard Kennedy School and Georgetown faculty, and drawing from experience scaling up in different institutional settings, this clinic will help answer some of the critical questions organizations often face as they look to scale up. It will provide you with an analytical framework to help your organization understand the different pathways to scale, and challenge you to rethink and reassess the strategy, operations and systems needed to reach it. 


This course will equip you with:
-A better understanding of the nuances involved in scaling, as well as an understanding of the different options for scaling 

-An analytical framework to prepare for scaling up

-Lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid from organizations who have been able to successfully scale
-A deeper understanding of the necessary foundation your organization will need to build in order to be able to scale
-Tools derived from Lean Impact methodology
-Leadership for scaling up and collective leadership
-A better understanding of how evidence needs to be built from the beginning in order to learn and adapt through the scaling up process


This two day workshop is for organizations with social innovations that have shown initial success and are looking to take them to the next level. This is not a  course for startups, but rather is for organizations that have already been working for several years in the development field. The course will run from 9:30

5:30 each day, and lunch and coffee will be provided. 

In our last course, 100% of participants agreed that the course helped them answer critical questions their organizations are facing as they look to scale up.