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What Do We Mean By Scale?

by Dara Major

Feb 15, 2011

This briefing paper examines what has been learned about grantmaker practices that support grantees addressing social issues. Scaling is discussed in particular, which may be defined as the expansion, replication and adaptation of programs to new areas or populations, or the deepening of programs within an already-served area. Topic one of the "Scaling What Works" learning initiative of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.