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NEW POSITION: UK Analyst September 2015 Do you want to help ICSF scale up some of the best solutions to social problems? Are you interested in working in an innovative and dynamic organisation? Do you want to use your skills to improve the chances of those in need? We’re developing the scale strategy and operations support […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]