IFA Structuring, Strategy and Legal Planning Guide for Social Franchisors
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This outline was designed with input from MSA Worldwide, PlaveKoch and members of the International Franchising Association’s Social Sector Franchising Task Force for the use of organizations and their attorneys and consultants whose goals are to provide health care and other products and services to people at the Base of the Pyramid consistently and sustainably through the use of social franchising.
When the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was created, it brought together several existing foreign assistance organizations and programs. Until then, there had never been a single agency charged with foreign economic development, so with the passage of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (pdf) by Congress, U.S. foreign assistance activities underwent a major transformation.
Leading this transformation was President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy recognized the need to unite development into a single agency responsible for administering aid to foreign countries to promote social and economic development. On November 3, 1961, USAID was born and with it a spirit of progress and innovation. November 3, 2011 marked USAID's 50th Anniversary of providing U.S. foreign development assistance From the American People. USAID's culture continues to serve as a reflection of core American values--values that are rooted in a belief for doing the right thing.
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*The mission statement of the Social Sector Task Force is: “To Enhance The Quality Of Life In Underserved Populations – One Opportunity At A Time”. The members of the Task Force – all drawn from our IFA Family – in addition to sharing best practices, provide mentoring and coaching to NGOs and Social Franchisors.
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Clinical social franchising is a model for organizing networks of private providers to deliver a range of standards-based health services under a common brand. The goals of social franchising are to improve results in health, equity, quality of services, cost-effectiveness, and new user - ship. A group of researchers, programs, implementers, and funders from around the world—the Metrics Working Group— has developed global performance metrics to measure progress toward these goals. Click here or the image below to read the entire analysis from The University of California, San Francisco.
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