End Games

end-gameWhat’s Your End Game?
Most of the nonprofit organizations celebrated by leading foundations are not reaching the minimum scale required to catalyze change. Given structural barriers to the funding that helps them grow, it’s time for nonprofits to ask a more nuanced set of questions than “How Do You Scale?” – including, “How Do You Reach a Minimum Scale?” and an even more fundamental question: “What’s Your End-Game?” Nonprofits can better define scale by accounting not just for the impact they hope to achieve, but for the ultimate sector change each organization aims to create. An End-Game is the specific role a nonprofit plays in the overall solution after it has proven its initial concept.