Social Entrepreneurship and Scaling

Adaptive strategies that drive impact

​Moving the needle on tough problems requires organizations that are not only strong, but also have the ability to pursue change in partnership with others. Organizational and field-level strategies must work in concert through sustained, coordinated effort.

What we offer

We have experience working with more than 80 entrepreneurial leaders in the social sector to develop adaptive strategies that drive impact. We help our clients see the full ecosystem in which they operate and identify new solutions.

Particular areas of focus include:

  • Growth of direct reach and impact
  • Reinvention and revitalization of existing organizations and systems
  • Utilizing networks to increase the leverage of influential ideas and interventions
  • Accelerating breakthrough progress across entire fields or systems

Issue to Impact: Scaling up career access

The Issue:
Across America, companies struggle to staff middle-skill jobs while, at the same time, millions of disconnected young adults with huge potential don’t have adequate opportunities to achieve. The nonprofit Year Up is on a mission to close this gap. They provide underserved young adults, ages 18-24, with opportunities to access professional careers. These young adults spend their Year Up first in the classroom, acquiring the hard and soft skills to help ensure achievement. Following the formal classroom learning, students intern with companies and graduate with the expectation of launching successful careers.

Our Impact:
Deloitte developed a strategic plan, operating model, and financial model for Year Up to help the organization expand its reach through its Professional Training Corps, through which it aims to serve 100,000 students a year for the next decade. Guided by the implementation roadmap that we helped them create, Year Up is expanding its geographic reach and its network of corporate and institutional partners so together they can help even more young adults succeed.

Issues to Impact collection: Read more stories about how our clients are making an impact