We help businesses that do good, do better ™

 

Scaling Change® enables social entrepreneurs to turn ideas and practices for the good of humanity into successful businesses.

 

In addition to being a resource for information, tools, and techniques – one of our most important assets is our network and the partnerships we help engender. We find new ways to reach across industries to connect like-minded individuals and entities that can help each other translate their vision into successful outcomes. 

 

We want to be a catalyst for the natural evolution of social entrepreneurship into the mainstream.

 

We designing our programs to appeal to a growing segment of social entrepreneurs with widely varying business backgrounds who launch and run their endeavors under-funded and overly stressed, which ultimately derails them from having the full capacity to achieve their social good intent.

 

With proper support and leadership, ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

 

We want to provide this new breed of “ordinary” social entrepreneur the tools and business support necessary to achieve their maximum capacity to enact social good.

 

 

Our programs in development right now:

 

Designed to Thrive - an incremental, digital, business building lab based on the principles that all healthy systems embody to move out of survival mode in order to thrive.

 

Next Gen Metrics - an initiative to help social entrepreneurs simplify and understand how to evaluate and measure their social impact and long term sustainability. We aspire to develop a lexicon and appreciation in the social impact investing arena. We want to get beyond the numbers in evaluating the nuanced benefits that arise from having a robust and growing social good sector.

 

Close the Office Door - A program to help social entrepreneurs appreciate the critical impact that spending just a few hours a week on business and lifestyle practices to support their long term growth can have on their capacity to succeed.

 

Do Good, Do Better - Online courses and business support designed to be practical, affordable, and useful to the highly stressed and time-pressured typical social entrepreneur.

 

 

Social entrepreneurs are transforming the nature of business.

 

The tools to run these businesses must be transformed as well. We are particularly interested in developing creative new definitions of success that allow room for the unlikely and the unexpected that often emerges when parties come together to learn from one another and work together to solve problems. As business redesigns itself around human values and people begin to understand that the way to solve our problems is through open engagement, creativity and connection, we’ve got to rise up to the challenge of more broadly supporting the development of this sector.

 

We believe many worthy endeavors reach a stage that promises potential success but also face challenges and stresses that put them at high risk for not being able to continue their work. How do we help these social good endeavors find the partnerships and opportunities that can move their businesses forward?

 

We have some pretty far-reaching ideas. We’d like to share them with you.

 

 

Our Leadership
Jim
Verzino
 

Founder &

Executive Vice President

 

 

 

More than 25 years experience in startup ventures, computer and business process consulting, business development and strategy.

 

Jim started two socially responsible ventures that have become long-term sustainable entities. He's helped more than 20 Fortune 1000 companies reduce their environmental footprint and shepherded 1,800 new jobs into struggling communities. Prior to that, Jim spent more than 15 years as a computer consultant and business development specialist for startup firms.

Our Team
Claudia
Krimsky

 

 

Director, Strategic

Partnerships &

Business Development

 

 

Claudia was Executive Director for TEDxNewEngland, co-founder and EVP of a successful boutique ad agency, and Director of Direct Marketing at Mullen. She's a versatile, passionate, quick thinking, and resourceful leader with unrelenting attention to detail.

 

 

Amy
Avergun

 

 

 

Messaging &

Content Specialist

 

 

Amy provides "brain friendly" instructional design and faciliation services. She was Director of Product Development at Achieve Global and Zenger Miller. She's skilled at translating dense content into enjoyable material and in helping people see things in new ways.

 

 

Cathy
Wasserman

 

 

 

Leadership Coaching

& Content Specialist

 

 

Cathy teaches individuals and organizations self-leadership skills that move them toward more authentic possibilities for living and working. She was Director of Customized Training for the Support Center for Non Profit Management and blogs for Idealist.org.

 

 

Brian
Brown
 
 
Public Relations
Account Executive
 
 
Brian is working on Social Media and Public Relations for Scaling Change. Last May, he graduated from Haverford College with honors in Comparative Literature. He's had PR experience in multiple languages, including an internship with a Chilean science education organization during his semester abroad.
Mariah
Hughes
 
 
Public Relations
Intern
 
 
Mariah is a sophomore Communications Major and Marketing Minor from UMaine in Orono. She's currently working on identifying media sources and creating content for Scaling Change's marketing campaigns. After graduation, she hopes to move back to Boston and find a job that will make a difference in the world.
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Our Advisors
Ami Dar

 

Executive Director & Founder of Idealist.org

 

Idealist.org has become one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web with 100,000 visitors daily and one million registered users. Ami began Idealist in 1996 with $3,500 and a mission to close the gap between intention and action. In 2014, Idealist launched a new initiative to build a network that will help people everywhere connect and take action on any issue that concerns them, locally or globally, online and in person.

 

Ami recieved a $100,000 Stern Family Fund Public Interest Pioneer Grant (2000), was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship (2004), and given the annual Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business (2006). 

 

 

David Snyder

 

 Chairman, President, & CEO of Realscape Group 

 

David has launched and, as CEO or Chairman, led multiple successful companies including CIRRIC, Acero, Realogic, and Snyder International Brewing Group. His current company, Realscape Group, is a nationally recognized leader in the areas of economic development and incentives, workforce and sourcing strategies, and recruiting and technology consulting in support of the current Domestic Repositioning and on-shoring trends.

 

In 2010, David became a social entrepreneur without even knowing the term when he founded RuralLogic to reshore jobs to economically disadvantaged American communities by developing partnerships between universities and corporations and creating training programs and economic development incentives.

 

 

Elisabet Sahtouris PhD

 

Evolution Biologist, Futurist, Author

 

In response to Elisabet's body of work, The World Business Adacemy recently established the Elisabet Sahtouris Chair in Living Economies. She travels the world teaching how the prevailing ideas that drive most of our behavior have outlived their usefulness and how fresh stories rooted in our biological imperative to becme a cooperative organism could save humanity.

 

Elisabet holds a post-doctoral degree from the American Museum of Natural History, taught at MIT and the University of Massachusetts, contributed to the NOVA-Horizon TV series, and is an advisor to Ethical Markets. She has spoken and consulted to the World Bank, UN, Boeing, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, South African Rand Bank, Caux Round Table, Tokyo International Forum, Xynteo Foundation's The Performance Theate, State of the World Forums, Bahrain banking conference, and governments of the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.  

 

Elisabet is author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution; A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us; and Biology Revisioned with Willis Harman. She has been featured in many films and documentaries including I AM the Documentary by Tom Shadyac, Dalai Lama Renaissance, and FEMME featuring 100 influential women from around the world. 

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Winarick

 

Social Activist and Immigration Attorney

 

Prior to starting her own law firm in 2007, Sheryl served immigrant communities across the U.S. as an attorney with UMCOR's Justice For Our Neighbors program and Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  She is a member of AILA and HIAS and an advisor to The Agora Projects.  

 

Sheryl previously served as a Director of Teaching for Change, Faibien, Miriam’s Soup Kitchen, and UNA-NCA.  She co-founded Just Cause, a social group that raises money for and awareness about non-profit organizations serving the community in Washington, D.C.