ICSF launch the Social Replication Toolkit

Do you have a solution to a social problem that you know works? Does it urgently need to replicate across your district, country or the world? Hunger, crime, and homelessness: social innovations struggle to address society’s most perverse problems. The frustration is that we can’t seem to match the scale of these ...

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ICSF launch the Social Replication Toolkit

ICSF launch the Social Replication Toolkit

Do you have a solution to a social problem that you know works? Does it urgently need to replicate across your district, country or the world? Hunger, crime, and homelessness: social innovations struggle to address society’s most perverse problems. The frustration is that we can’t seem to match the scale of these solutions to the […]

Replication beyond cookie-cutter molds: six crucial steps to shape replication success

Replication beyond cookie-cutter molds: six crucial steps to shape replication success

By Matt Towner. Every so often I read a blog or an article that says replication is not about taking an intervention and dropping it into a new location. Sometimes, articles will stress the supremacy of local innovation or some other buzzword (not that replication isn’t one!) over the supposed McDonaldsization of the social sector. […]

Stanford, Dirty Floors, and Forbes

Stanford, Dirty Floors, and Forbes

By Greg Coussa   Last April, I had the honor of being one of the judges at the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Social Innovation Fellowship competition. One after the other, Stanford’s social entrepreneurs-in-waiting pitched their ideas. At the end of the pitch day, each judge was assigned to do deeper due diligence on one […]

Profit is Not a Dirty Word

Profit is Not a Dirty Word

By Marcia Cardamore, PSI philanthropic partner Sustainability is an all too overused word that is rarely linked to the word profit.  Yet sustainability and profit go hand in hand.  When it comes to building a network of health facilities in a developing country using a social franchising model similar to how business franchises operate, the link between […]

When Healthcare goes Viral: Using Social Franchising to Achieve Scale

When Healthcare goes Viral: Using Social Franchising to Achieve Scale

Health Systems Hub: An interview with Dan Berelowitz   A dominant and consistent problem of developing country health markets is their level of fragmentation. The public and the private sectors operate in silos and little is done to organise and develop the widespread unregulated small providers that deliver a large volume of health care to all […]

Social Franchising and The Quest for Sustainable Scale

Social Franchising and The Quest for Sustainable Scale

By Martha Paren At ICSF what drives us is scale – helping organisations scale up their social impact. But in a context where donor and charitable funding is often under threat, scale has to go hand in hand with sustainability. Only then can impact be achieved both now and into the future. Too often the […]

Successful Replication needs a Supportive Board

Successful Replication needs a Supportive Board

by Greg Coussa Replication isn’t easy. It’s a process that takes time, resources, and frequently, a good whisky. Having a supportive Board of Directors when taking on the challenging task of replication can save on the first two and the liver. Successful replication requires the Board of Directors to support replication as much as the […]

Social Franchising Accelerator – insights from Rockefeller Foundation

Social Franchising Accelerator – insights from Rockefeller Foundation

Today Rockefeller Foundation publish an insights report on innovative accelerator programmes globally. ICSF, Bertha Centre and Franchising Plus run one of the innovative accelerators evaluated and case studied in the report. Learn more about the innovative accelerator programme and read the full report  

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