This course has major project assignments due in Weeks 3 and 5. It will take more than a week’s effort to adequately complete them. Plan time to start the research and work on those assignments earlier than the week in which they are due.

The Steppingstone Foundation: Expanding to New Geographies While Maintaining High-Quality Results

According to the Bridgespan Group (2004):

The Steppingstone Foundation has generated impressive results with students in the Boston area but has had a difficult time exporting its model to another city. Insufficient local fundraising, unclear leadership, and disappointing results plagued the pilot expansion. The organization has scaled back its plans for geographic expansion and is now working to saturate the Boston market and to stabilize its expansion site.

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Tasks

To complete this assignment, comprehensively answer the following questions in an essay format, utilizing additional literature to assist your knowledge and understanding of the course concepts and using additional scholarly sources for citations within your paper:

  • Analyze the potential collaborations that Steppingstone could have formed with Philadelphia’s local and state governments. In addition, discuss opportunities for federal partnerships.
  • In its efforts to focus on local saturation, Steppingstone is working to increase its funding base from foundation to corporate sources. What recommendations can you offer?
  • Cite a minimum of four sources, including your course

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