Many promising nonprofits and social enterprises in the UK are looking to scale up their proven solutions to social issues to reach more people, but often need additional skills, resources and capacity to make this happen.
Scale Accelerator ensures social organisations can access the support package they need. It provides space to develop a clear plan at a critical stage in their journey, to increase their impact and avoid costly mistakes.
Core outputs of the programme include:
Creation of an ambitious yet realistic two year acceleration plan from strategy and business model development to detailed implementation from Spring Impact
Group leadership training from the School of Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)
Support to better improve their monitoring and evaluation processes from The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP)
Alongside individual and group participant support, Scale Accelerator aims to capture and share learnings from the programme to help other nonprofits, social enterprises and supporting organisations to understand what it really takes to scale, from practical experience.
Our Scaling Social Impact in the UK report captures lessons from the 2015/16 pilot Scale Accelerator. We plan to apply these learnings to our current and future cohorts and hope the insights will be of benefit to social purpose organisations aiming to scale their impact and those who wish to support them.