In just 18 months, The Encore Fellowships Network grew from a single pilot program, involving ten fellows and nine nonprofits in the Silicon Valley, to a network of 100 fellows and 120 organizations operating in 12 metro areas nationwide in 2012. 

Two years later the network has further expanded, with 250 Encore Fellows™ active in 35 metro areas and 300 participating organizations in 2014. 
How did this expansion unfold? What contributed to the program’s success? And what challenges does the network face? A case study of the original 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.  Full Report here. 
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