Steps…and missteps in scaling.

Join us for this interactive session, where we’ll draw from our collective experience applying a venture philanthropy approach to scaling high-impact charities. We will deep dive into the topic of scaling – from program fidelity and funding constraints to change management and measuring impact.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the conditions that should ideally be in place before you scale
  2. Develop and apply knowledge of steps to take, pitfalls to avoid and the most critical elements in scaling; through a real-life case study
  3. Leverage your scaling plan to articulate a compelling impact story for prospective funders
  4. Gain knowledge of additional resources to assist your organization with the scaling process

Narinder Dhami

Managing Director

LEAP Pecaut Centre for Social Impact

Narinder leads the Centre, mobilizing the private sector to partner with game changing interventions in the non profit sector, scaling their impact across Canada. She formally sat on the Global Council for Pro Bono and is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader.

As a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Narinder co-created the first course in microfinance and impact investing at the University. Further, she worked with Ryerson to launch the Professional Master's Diploma in Social Finance this past September, designing and teaching the “Investing for Impact” and "Social Impact Measurement" courses.

Narinder is the founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development - a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative, providing an entrepreneurial path to employment for those with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. She led the design and growth of Rise from the pilot phase to its expansion across Ontario. Narinder has also has spent multiple years working across West Africa, both as program manager at the Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF) across Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire and as a member of the portfolio team with Acumen Fund (West Africa office providing impact investments to social enterprises across Ghana and Nigeria). 


Gaurav Gupta

Portfolio Manager

LEAP Pecaut Centre for Social Impact

Gaurav leads our efforts on due diligence across a wide set of organizations, as well as our engagement as part of the Impact Challenge

Gaurav is extremely passionate about leveraging his business & strategy experience to drive social impact. Prior to joining the Centre, he was the head of sustainable business development at British Telecom in London, UK. His role straddled strategy, business development, partnership creation and program management; and he engaged across the business towards the development of products and programs with a social, environmental and economic impact. Gaurav has led multiple global projects, and formed partnerships with customers, charities, NGOs, governments and foundations in the UK, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Gaurav also brings extensive experience in management consulting at BT, public health consulting at The Clinton Foundation, and leading intellectual property development at Qualcomm Incorporated.

Gaurav holds two Masters degrees (MBA, ESADE Business School & MS Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati); has traveled to more than 30 countries, has directed and acted-in stage shows, and has been volunteering with organizations all over the world since 2005 to promote teaching and education.

Jill Miller

Portfolio Director

LEAP Pecaut Centre for Social Impact

Prior to LEAP, as the Chief Operating Officer of Breakthrough Schools, Jill led the growth of a high performing network of free, public charter schools in Cleveland from 6 schools to 12 schools and oversaw non-instructional services, including strategic planning, facilities, security, technology, data and operations. Previously, as President of the Partnership for Clean Competition, Jill launched an anti-doping research collaborative formed by the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, MLB and the NFL. She also served as Director of Strategic Planning at the U.S. Olympic Committee and as a management consultant in the consumer packaged goods, education, retail, and technology sectors. Most recently, Jill was the Vice President of Growth and Partnerships for Peekapak, a Toronto-based education technology startup focused on teaching elementary-age children social and emotional learning skills.

Jill holds an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Engineering School through the Jerome Fisher Joint Program in Management and Technology.