Dan founded Spring Impact in 2011 based on his experiences working across a range of social sector organisations, and his frustration at seeing them not scale up. He believes that great ideas must flourish and that the key to making this happen is developing people, sound strategy and practical implementation.
At Spring Impact, Dan has helped scale a range of partners from Oxfam, GlaxoSmithKline, Nike Foundation, Big Society Capital, Population Services International, and Big Lottery to non-profits and social enterprises with huge potential to replicate.
Dan is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and a Clore Social Leadership Fellow. Dan also holds a BSc in Management from Nottingham University, and is a Rothschild Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School. Read more about Dan’s journey setting up Spring Impact here.
Dan also hosts Spring Impact’s original podcast, Mission to Scale.
Areas of Interest:
- Future trends in scaling of social impact and systems change
- Collaboration in the social sector to achieve scale
- Directing more risk capital into scaling
- When healthcare goes viral: using social franchising to achieve scale – Health Systems Hub (2015)
- Social Replication Toolkit – Spring Impact (2015)
- Time for social entrepreneurs to share the spotlight – Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) (2014)
- Social enterprise franchise: a 10-question test – The Guardian (2013)
- Social franchising: freedom within a framework – Skoll Foundation (2012)
- Social enterprise: resist the urge to innovate – and supersize like McDonald’s – The Guardian (2012)
- Social Franchising: Innovation & The Power of Old Ideas – Spring Impact, Clore Social Leadership Programme, Social Enterprise UK (2012)
- Open sourcing ideas to scale – Skoll World Forum, Oxford (2016)
- A case of study of scale – The Venture, The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, Oxford (2016)
- Collaboration, what can the aid and development community learn from the private sector? – AIDEX, Brussels (2015)
- Scaling up Social Enterprise – Emerge Conference, Oxford (2015)
- ICSF’s 5 stage methodology – SOCAP, San Francisco (2014)
- Social replication and franchising (designed and now delivered as an annual training programme) – School for Social Entrepreneurs, London (2013)
- To franchise or not to franchise: international replication demystified – SOCAP, San Francisco (2012)