Aim for the Ultimate Goal

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Summary

Organizations pursuing impact at a transformative scale should aim to solve the problem, rather than simply to expand a successful program. By shifting the focus from incremental growth to meeting the total need, organizations can open doors to new perspectives, pathways, and resource allocation.

To Reach Transformative Scale, Transform the Conversation
Gerald Chertavian, Year Up
Year Up is broadening its focus from directly serving thousands to addressing the need of six million "opportunity youth" that are out of school and out of work.

VisionSpring Aims to Provide Eyeglasses to Millions
Kevin Hassey and Jordan Kassalow, VisionSpring
To reach the 700 million people in developing countries who would benefit from eye glasses, VisionSpring is developing sustainable business models and catalyzing a movement.

Achieving Growth Through Partnerships
Tiffany Cooper Gueye, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
A passion for providing expanded learning programs to the 7 million low-income students in need keeps BELL and the YMCA focused as they partner to expand their reach.

Great Ideas and Great Execution Require Different Skills
Bill Shore, Share Our Strength
Achieving large scale change can require a different set of skills and behaviors than incremental growth.

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