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Development Impact and You is a free new online toolkit, designed by Nesta in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation. It features 30 social innovation tools that are quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people around the world create more impact with their work. Its main features are: · Freely available [...]
ICSF is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation to run the world’s first Social Franchising Accelerator in South Africa together with The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Franchising Plus. The accelerator will help three proven social impact organisations replicate to scale through social franchising. The three implementing partners [...]
GrowthAccelerator is a UK government backed programme that exclusively targets high growth organisations who want to enter their next growth phase and have the potential and determination to get there. ICSF applied to the programme for support to expand internationally to the USA and South Africa. In addition to individually tailored support as part of [...]
What will Social Enterprise look like in 2020? Less innovation and more scaling up what works through methods such as social franchising say Mark Richardson and Richard Catherall for the British Council. Read the report here with Comments on social franchising and scale are on page 7.
China has woken up to the concept of social enterprise in the last 5 years. The landscape is rapidly changing and developing with entrepreneurs, foundations and corporates interested in how they can do good while still doing well. This emerging landscape with its goodwill, funding and population represents an enormous opportunity to scale up social [...]
The Guardian recently published a blog by ICSF Analyst Matt Towner on the five stages of social replication. This blog explains the five stages that you should follow if you want to replicate a social purpose organisation or project. Read the full blog article here.
Today ICSF has released a new research paper, ‘Realising the Potential of Social Replication’, commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund. For the first time, ICSF attempts to determine the scale of replication efforts across the UK. A survey of over 150 organisations and 15 case studies revealed 8 key insights including the 5 stages each organisation seeking to [...]
Chris Underhill is Chair of the ICSF and Chief Executive of BasicNeeds, a mental health charity transforming the lives of those in developing countries. Here he is interviewed by the ICSF. Social franchising, for some is quite a new concept? When did you first get interested in it? I have been interested for quite some [...]