The University of New Hampshire is delighted to invite you to the Third Annual Social Sector Franchise Innovations Roundtable (SSFIR). SSFIR is a unique invitation-only conference convening a diverse
cross-section of social sector franchise entrepreneurs, commercial franchise experts,
impact investors and donors, thought leaders, and scholars.
When: October 18-19, 2017
Where: University of New Hampshire | Durham, NH, USA
Our theme this year is “Moving from Pilots to Proven Concept: Tools, Metrics and Best
Practices for Social Sector Franchising.” The two-day roundtable will include:
Greg Hills, Managing Director FSG
Mr. Hills has over 20 years of experience advising organizations on strategy, program
design, evaluation, and operational improvement, and co-leads FSG’s global corporate
consulting practice advising multinational corporations on innovative shared value and
CSR strategies. He has published numerous influential papers and speaks regularly on
topics of shared value, CSR, collective impact, and philanthropic effectiveness. FSG is a
mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change.
Galen Welsch, Co-Founder and CEO, Jibu
Galen co-founded Jibu in 2012 and under his leadership, Jibu has quickly become a toprated
B-Corp social franchise bringing affordable drinking water access to thousands, and
creating hundreds of jobs, mostly for youth, across East Africa. Galen’s achievements at Jibu
have been recognized by BBC World, the Guardian, Fast Company, the Franchise Times, and
by Forbes 30 under 30. He serves on the advisory board of the UNH Social Sector Franchise
• Innovative Measurement Breakthroughs in Health Sector Franchising
• Building the Social Sector Franchise Ecosystem: Current Organizational Support for the
• Developing a Research Agenda and Community of Practice to Catalyze the Growth of the
Social Sector Franchise Ecosystem
Updates on our inaugural Social Sector Franchise Accelerator
• Check in on our Inaugural Living Case Studies
• Introduction of the 2017-2018 Social Sector Franchise Accelerator cohort
You will join senior practitioners (from both the social sector and the private sector), investors, and thought leaders dedicated to furthering the use of the franchise methodology in the social sector. We invite you to engage with these participants about reimagining social change, sharing your perspectives on the potential for using franchising to deliver social goods and services, and your advice for how the nascent field can achieve growth.
Learn more about the SSFIR agenda, registration and travel and hotel logistics here: https://www.unh.edu/social-innovation/ssfi/roundtable .
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