In last week's post about what I learned from Engineers Without Borders (here) I said we (voluntary sector) are only just beginning to understand the corporate sector. In three years with Engineers Without Borders I had more contact with companies than I'd had in the previous 17 years (at Oxfam GB, Nottingham CVS, Skillshare International, Regeneration East Midlands and One East Midlands), and it was all very useful contact.
I am currently working on a proposal to help bring funders together around the issue of scaling up successful projects to achieve large impact. The idea is to examine how you address the challenges of scale, like finding the resources you need and applying successful ideas in new contexts.
I find this really exciting: if we can learn lessons from successfully scaled-up projects we can perhaps influence practice, and make a difference for people all over the world.