Webinars & Downloads
April 13, 2022 RIFC/IFA Virtual Conference:
Growth Financing for Social Franchising
Hosted by the Rosenberg International Franchise Center (Peter T. Paul College of Business at the University of New Hampshire) and the International Franchise Association Social Sector Franchise Committee, this free, 60 minute social franchising webinar features perspectives from both the investment and social franchise community, including John Simon from Total Impact Capital, Galen Welsch from Jibu, and Julie McBride from Stage Six. This is an informative and engaging program that provides a window into options for social franchisor and franchisee financing. Each program section included time for audience questions and answers.
March 24, 2021 UNH/IFA Virtual Conference: Realizing the Power of Social Franchising
Panelists Dr. E. Hachemi Aliouche, Greg Starbird, and Dr. Fiona Wilson discuss social franchising as a promising powerful approach to multiplying the impacts of social enterprises, examine the experiences of four social franchises from different industries and different countries, and reflect on successes, challenges, and lessons learned that may be important to the fledgling field of social franchising.
In a second recording, Sabrina Habib talks about her experience as co-founder of social franchisor Kidogo, a social enterprise providing daycare and preschool services to working mothers in East Africa's urban slums for less than $1 per day.
COVID-19 Social Franchise Management Checklist
The International Franchise Association (IFA) is a source of substantive information during the pandemic, and is regularly sharing franchise executives' best practices in leading their organizations through the COVID-19 crisis.
With input from social franchisor practitioners, the IFA Social Sector Franchising Committee has developed a COVID-19 Social Franchise Management Checklist which synthesizes these learnings and translates them to social franchising.
Click here to download the checklist (PDF)
IFA Structuring, Strategy & Legal Planning Guide for Social Franchisors
This guide was designed with input from MSA Worldwide, PlaveKoch, and members of the International Franchising Association’s Social Sector Franchising Committee 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.
Click here to download the Planning Guide (PDF)
The Rosenberg International Franchise Center at the University of New Hampshire
The Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC) explores and advances the understanding of franchising through education, outreach, and academic research, including the RIFC Global Social Franchise Index.
Global Water Institute - globalwater.osu.edu
Water issues are about people, and ecosystems, and financial realities. They’re about climate and energy and old habits dying hard. Since really thorny water issues don’t have a single cause, the only way to make progress is to integrate all of those other pieces—people, energy, climate, economics—into the solution.
UCSF Institute for Global Sciences - https://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/
PSI.org - PSI is a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV and AIDS, barriers to maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition.
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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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