The International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF) has rebranded to Spring Impact – as part of its wider plans to expand globally and work with hundreds more nonprofits, social enterprises, and funders to transform lives across the globe. The nonprofit social enterprise was originally set up in the UK in 2011 to help nonprofits and social enterprises use techniques often associated with the business world (such as franchising) to scale up and replicate what they do to in order to increase their impact.
Since then, they have worked with over 120 organisations – from small nonprofits and social enterprises to institutions such as The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Save The Children and The Rockefeller Foundation – helping to have a positive social impact on tens of thousands of people’s lives. They currently have offices in the UK (London), the US (San Francisco) and maintain a presence in Australia through their strategic partners Community
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Spring Impact founder Dan Berelowitz, who was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has just relocated to San Francisco, said, “When it comes to solving some of the world’s greatest social problems, we believe too much focus is placed on innovation and, actually, there are some fantastic social solutions that already exist. Our aim is to work with the people providing these solutions and help them scale up what they are doing to match the true scale of the problem.”
On becoming Spring Impact Berelowitz continues, “We have big plans of expanding and working with many more organizations over the coming years and we felt we needed a stronger and more memorable brand that better reflected who we are and what we do. We are really excited about becoming Spring Impact and believe it will further establish us as the go to experts for scaling social impact.”
Another reason The International Centre for Social Franchising is rebranding as Spring Impact is that “social franchising” itself is no longer the only scaling solution they provide.
According to Greg Coussa, the US Director of Spring Impact, “we’ve learned so much over the past few years and have to come to realize there are multiple ways to help organizations grow – not just through franchising models. Our rebrand reflects our open, questioning approach, working in partnership with people to find the right path for them to scale their impact.”