Scale up organisations

  • CAN³ Sprint Hack

    The tool enables SESOs to facilitate one-hour sessions based around a specific theme for organisations to source tips, solutions, or avenues to explore in relation to a particular burning issue that they are having.

  • COPSE readiness questions

    Around Europe there is an increasing demand for social impact at scale, from funders, from intermediaires and from social enterprises themselves. But how to asses a social enterprises’ readiness to scale?
    We’ve developed some questions for SESOs that will help you engage in a readiness conversation, especially focused on internationalisation. For COPSE members, this is also a great way of assessing if it is worth engaging with the COPSE connector service.

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    COPSE collective impact indicators

    These KPIS are designed to capture the value created by the SESO (Social Enterprise Support Organisation) and the impact it has on its beneficiary; the SE (Social Enterprise). It it NOT designed to capture the impact created by the SE. The detail gathered will be aggregated for all COPSE members. Please refer to the COPSE survey for a full list of question you can use to survey impact of your SEs. NB: these KPIs are work in progress and might evolve over time. Any comments are welcome, email: info [at] or lw [at]

  • COPSE connector service intake form

    This form has been designed to help you dialogue with a social enterprise willing to engage in transnational scale-up. The questions are designed to tease out any issues but also to provide the key information the COPSE team needs to find relevant partners in destination countries.

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    I2E Inventing Green Tool

    The Idea2Entrepreneur Inventing Green Tool is an online self-assessment, which will help you identify areas where you can improve your social enterprise’s environmental practices.

    Operating a green business helps our environment and makes business sense. By introducing environmental management practices and reducing your negative impact, your social enterprise can profit from cost savings through efficiency and productivity gains.


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    Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool for Entrepreneurs (Scale Stage)

    The Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool is an online self-assessment and guided action plan for growing your entrepreneurial leadership skills and capabilities. The tool is designed to guide you through a discovery process with support from a mentor — ensuring you are ready to take the necessary steps to develop your team and build your social enterprise for greater impact.

    This version of the tool is for entrepreneurs leading social enterprises at the prepare-to-scale stage. This means that your business is preparing the conditions needed to grow a validated product/service and business model. During this stage, your goals should be working towards achieving operational stability and enhancing the conditions needed for scaling both externally (customer education, supplier reliability, new distribution networks) or internally (hiring skilled personnel).


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    PATRI framework for scaling

    The Framework helps the reader/organisations think through the key questions you should be asking yourself and addressing in the run up to scaling. It is based on 5 stages: Purpose, Applicability, Transferability, Readiness, and Implementation.

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    Social Replication Toolkit

    Author: International Centre for Social Franchising
    Year first published: 2015

    A manual to help organisations replicate and scale their product/service into new places and/or countries.

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    The COPSE client satisfaction survey

    We’ve developed a standardised social enterprise satisfaction survey that you can use to survey your clients and beneficiaries. We hope this proves useful.