Exponential Impact – Self Paced

(3 customer reviews)


This course is for progressive and social justice oriented social change leaders who want to learn how to apply our signature, step-by-step model for designing equitable large-scale change without inadvertently reproducing the oppression that caused the problem in the first place or wasting your scarce time or money on elaborate strategic planning sessions. This course will help you spread and scale your solution to everyone who could possibly benefit as quickly as possible.


What you need to know and do as a leader of a large-scale change initiative is entirely different from what is required to run a successful program. We’ll teach you everything you need to know and do so you can beat those odds!

You and your team will learn all of this at your own pace, taking you no more than six months. Because we want this to be self-help, not “shelf” help. Get it?

In the first half of the course, Dr. Christine Ortiz, Founder of Equity Meets Design, will guide you through deeply interrogating your proposed solution to ensure that it actually solves the problem.

In the second half of the course, Becky Margiotta, cofounder of the Billions Institute, will guide you through designing a plan to go to scale.

As a result of completing this course, you will gain confidence that your solution is, indeed, worth scaling, and have a solid plan for going to scale in hand. 

As we mentioned before, this is a self-paced course. You and your team will have lifetime access to all of the resources and materials. Additionally, you will have access to two office hour sessions with Becky Margiotta. We will give you customized feedback every step of the way.

The tangible learning outcomes of this course are: 

  • Refine your solution so that it actually solves the problem, advances equity, and is ready for scale
  • Craft a “just right” bold, quantifiable, time-bound aim for your next wave of expansion (not too incremental, not too grandiose)
  • Identify appropriate strategies and tactics to gain leverage as you go to scale based on your unique circumstances
  • Concisely articulate a viable theory of change for going to scale that you can take to funders

The Fine Print

  • Enroll anytime – course starts immediately
  • Lifetime access to asynchronous materials
  • 30 day guarantee – you can ask for a refund anytime within the first month if you decide this isn’t the right support for you and your team

Additional information

Virtual Training

Designing Equitable Large-Scale Change. Certification Program offered by the Billions Institute instructed by Christine Ortiz and Becky Margiotta.

3 reviews for Exponential Impact – Self Paced

  1. Eunice Lin Nichols, Vice President at Encore.org

    “I knew that leading large-scale change would be exhilarating work. What I didn’t know was that it could also feel incredibly isolating. [This] gave me a community to call “home” in this crazy journey — a safe harbor to openly discuss challenges and barriers, to try on new ways of thinking, seeing and doing, to confront my own fears and biases, and to be inspired by the sheer humanity and ambition represented in the room.”

  2. Maša Užičanin, Executive Director of Sevenzo

    “This seminar translates large-scale change into a set of concrete actions you can take tomorrow. If you’re looking to go beyond theory then this is the training for you. The faculty have done the hard work of large-scale change which makes all the difference. Their shared experiences of collective successes, and failures, inspired and reignited my flame and made me believe that the change I personally want to see is possible after all.”

  3. Tom Low, Chief Financial Officer, Playworks

    “This is not death by PowerPoint! This is all about doing: ideating, testing, piloting and iterating. As a practitioner of nonprofit scaling and systems transformation, I found the Billions approach, supported by the Switch framework, gave me the confidence that leading transformative scale is indeed possible.”

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