Social franchising has been used successfully by a number of organisations around the world. Recent research conducted by the ICSF for Big Society Capital found 180 examples i...
Over the years, there has been little practical help for practitioners wanting to replicate through social franchising and replication. That is the reason ICSF was founded. Fo...
NEWS AND BLOGS
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Today, ICSF and the Toronto Health Organization Performance Evaluation (T-HOPE) team at the University of Toronto publish a groundbreaking report on ways to scale up primary care in low and middle-income countries. The research explores a range of innovative programs and uncovers successful strategies to scale up affordable, quality primary care models in the developing world. […]