Going global: Taking Good Ideas to Scale

Tips, caveats and stories about replicating good ideas


In this era of innovation, how do successful programs move beyond local impact to become more widespread forces for good? This session is for groups seeking to replicate their programs, and groups who have had experience (successful or unsuccessful) in taking their good ideas "to scale". Come with stories and questions and we'll discuss what's been learned about about successful replication and share resources and tips about how to make this happen strategically and successfully.


Park in the LBJ Library Lot off Red River, unless you have a UT parking permit, in which case there are spaces for A and F permits in the lot off Red River labelled LBJ School.
Deborah Edward has been active with Austin's cultural and nonprofit sectors for decades. As founder of the Austin Children's Museum she established this hands-on institution as a prime destination for children and families. As founding director of Greenlights for NonProfit Success she was responsible for the growth of this valuable consulting and educational resource for Central Texas nonprofits. Currently Edward consults internationally on issues of museums, cultural arts, and nonprofit management (planning, governance, evaluation, replication, marketing and leadership), and is part of the faculty at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service (LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin), where she has helped start classes in philanthropy and the arts and social entrepreneurship and organized graduate research on nonprofit performance measurement and arts education. She is active in community efforts to implement CreateAustin ideas to strengthen Austin's ability to support, celebrate and nurture creative talent and enterprise.