In just 18 months, The Encore Fellowships Network has grown from a single pilot program, involving 10 fellows and nine nonprofits in the Silicon Valley, to a network of 100 fellows and 120 organizations operating in 12 metro areas nationwide. And the number of new fellowships is on track to double to 200 in 2012.
How did this expansion unfold? What contributed to the program’s success? And what challenges does the network face? A case study of the expansion of the Encore Fellowships Network – written by Beth Benjamin, an independent research consultant, and supported by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation – describes key decisions, the ins and outs of production networks, and lessons learned.
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