Scaling for social impact
Social franchising, also known as not-for-profit franchising, is franchising implemented by organisations with social impact goals. Social franchises grow and broaden their impact by scaling a proven social impact intervention, product or service delivery through the mechanism of franchising. Instead of seeking pure profits, social franchises aim at achieving sustainability or sustainable donor funding by scaling in a standardised and consistent manner.
Social franchises seek sustainability through operating on commercial principles, making enough profit to sustain operations and reinvesting surplus profits into the community it serves. Traditionally, these businesses are NGOs that exist to promote the delivery of social services to the communities that they are based in.