From Social Enterprise to Social Franchise

 From Social Enterprise to Social Franchise, Centre for Social Innovation with Scaled Purpose

From Social Enterprise to Social Franchise, Centre for Social Innovation with Scaled Purpose

We are thrilled to have worked with the Centre for Social Innovation to release the new report From Social Enterprise to Social Franchise: An Introductory Guide to Achieving Scale Through ReplicationThis report conducts a wide scan of what it means to pursue questions of scale. What are those introductory questions you need to ask yourself as you become overwhelmed by demand, or even your own internal excitement to scale. What is the difference between scale, growth, and replication? What does it mean to scale up, or out, or to scale deep? 

Most importantly: do I need a scaling strategy, and what are the next steps?

This report begins to answer some of these questions. That said, as with any good report, this one maybe generates more questions than it answers. Let this be the starting point as you explore the brightly lit, but daunting hill of scale. 

Huge thanks to Kevin Hurley at the Centre for Social Innovation leading this research and report, and for involving Scaled Purpose. We hope you enjoy.

To access this report, you can download it on the CSI website.


It is important to remember too that this guide is not the final word! Take these lessons to heart, and borrow, replicate and remix as much as you can. But also be prepared that you might reach a point where you have to roll up your sleeves and innovate your way to your own scaling model that meets your own social impact ambitions. Social franchising is afterall an innovation on a pre-existing commercial model, so don’t be afraid to look for the next model to innovate on.
— Tonya Surman - Executive Director, CSI