Resources


Practical Guides on Social Franchising

The Social Franchising Manual:
http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/uploads/files/2011/11/social_franchising_manual.pdf

Social Impact:
http://www.socialimpactexchange.org/taxonomy/term/896


Social Franchising Networks and Organisations

International Centre for Social Franchising:
http://www.the-icsf.org

European Social Franchising Network:
http://www.socialfranchising.coop/home

Social Enterprise UK:
http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk

Social Innovation Europe:
http://socialinnovationeurope.eu/


Reports and Papers on Social Franchising

Social Franchising: a mechanism for scaling up to meet social need:
http://www.the-icsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Michael-Norton-Social-Franchising-paper-to-UCT-03-03-11.pdf

Financing Social Franchising Growth:
http://www.socialfranchising.coop/uploaded/ESFN%20research%20paper%202%20-%20financing%20social%20franchising.pdf

Social Innovation Exchange on Social Franchising:
http://www.socialinnovator.info/process-social-innovation/scaling-and-diffusion/organisation-and-scale/social-franchising

Social Franchising Evaluations: A Scoping Review:
http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=9x-E3kGWGmE%3d&tabid=3085&language=en-US

Report on key barriers to social enterprises scaling up:
http://www.can-online.org.uk/pages/breakthrough_tackling_social_enterprises_struggle_to_scaleup.html

The Guardian - Social Franchising Speeds up the Development of Cooperatives
https://socialenterprise.guardian.co.uk/social-enterprise-network/2011/oct/10/social-franchising-effective-european-network

Belfast Telegraph - Boost to Social Enterprises could create hundreds of jobs
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/business-news/boost-to-social-enterprises-could-create-hundreds-of-jobs-16118421.html

Spinning out from councils and specific growth:
http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/uploads/editor/files/Events/Liberate_Social_Enterprise_Leaders_Programme

Social Franchising for Health:
http://www.sf4health.org/socialfranchises/social-franchises

Social Franchising to Improve Quality and Access in Private Health Care in Developing Countries
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/r4d/PDF/Outputs/FutureHealth_RPC/184-197HealthHighlights_Bishai_edited.pdf


Case Studies

Working paper on scaling up approaches (looks in detail at London Early Years Foundation):
http://www.tsrc.ac.uk/Research/SocialEnterprise/Strategiesforscalingupsocialenterprises/tabid/901/Default.aspx

In depth case studies of a number of established Social Franchises in Europe:
http://www.socialfranchising.coop/case-studies

Le Mat (can also be found in the list of case studies at the link above):
http://www.socialinnovator.info/connecting-people-ideas-and-resources/innovation-intermediaries/champions/innovation-champions/le-mat-social-franchisor-sustaina

A successful Social Franchise - The School for Social Entrepreneurs:
http://www.the-sse.org/

Social organisations that have achieved scale:
http://www.socialfinance.org.uk/resources/social-finance

 

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