Politicians are big fans of charismatic charity chief execs and inspiring social entrepreneurs but these individuals can’t be scaled up. And scaling up is exactly what’s needed if the government is going to achieve its twin goals of encouraging charities to tackle challenging social issues as part of the Big Society and cutting the deficit.

Today we publish Scaling up for the Big Society, the first of our ‘NPC perspectives’ series, which offers guidance on deciding what approaches and interventions to scale up and how to do it. We’re not saying it’s sexy or exciting, but we are saying it can help create maximum impact.

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