Social Sector Franchising Initiative 2018 Webinar Series

Social Sector Franchising State of the Field 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018  
10:00 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m. (-5 GMT)
Download PDF  of presentation of the Women 360 Social Franchise in Ghana diescussed in this webinar. 

As social sector franchising (SSF) gains acceptance as a powerful option for replicating social enterprise, what are the prospects for significant dissemination of the methodology globally? In what sector has social franchising seen its greatest growth? What can we learn from social franchises like Woman 360, a network of antenatal care (ANC) health clinics recently launched in Ghana? Or from the development of the social franchise Jibu, an Uganda based concept delivering affordable, clean water to communities in Uganda and now operating internationally? We will examine their model and discuss how financial sustainability and making life-saving health impacts are mutually reinforcing objectives of Social Sector Franchising.

The Social Sector Task Force (SSTF) has been involved in promoting and supporting SSF in several important ways for more than seven. What has the task force learned from its Social Franchise Mentoring Program? How does the commercial franchise world view social franchising and is there a bigger role for the commercial sector to help build the capacity of the SSF field?

Our guests, Michael Seid and Peter Holt, will help us answer these questions. Both are highly accomplished commercial franchisers who have also been centrally involved in direct support for several large and successful social franchises; and have played leadership roles in the establishment and expansion of the Social Sector Franchising field. During this webinar, we will learn from the specific experiences of our expert panelists and take a 30,000 foot view of this emerging field, finally asking, where is the field going, and what needs to be done to grow the field to realize the immense potential of Social Sector Franchising?

Webinar Guests:

Image of MichaelMichael Seid
MSA Worldwide

Michael Seid is the founder and Managing Director of MSA Worldwide, a provider of domestic and international franchise advisory services. He has consulted both domestically and internationally for companies on the appropriateness of franchising, licensing, and other methods of downstream distribution of products and services; the design, development and implementation of franchise and licensing systems; and the development and management of change strategies for established franchisors and non-franchisors.

Seid was awarded the designation of Certified Franchise Executive by the International Franchise Association Education Foundation and has developed and provided programing for the foundation. He is also the author of numerous articles on franchising, and authored Franchising for Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing. He speaks frequently in the United States and internationally on social franchising, has presented to the World Franchise Council, and serves on the Advisory Board of Social Sector Franchise Initiative and serves on the Board of Directors of the William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising, both at the University of New Hampshire. He also serves on several other public and private boards and advisory boards, including for the Salvation Army in Connecticut.


Image of PeterPeter Holt
President & CEO of The Joint Corp. NASDAQ: (JYNT) 

Peter D. Holt has been active in the franchise community managing franchise systems in both domestic and international markets for over 30 years. Most recently, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Joint, the largest franchised network of Chiropractic clinics in the world with over 350 clinics system wide. The Joint is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ (JYNT) based in Scottsdale, AZ.

Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer for Tasti D-Lite, LLC a Brentwood, Tennessee based company. While at Tasti D-Lite he transformed the NYC based licensed outlets into a complete business format franchise system. Additionally, he led the acquisition of Planet Smoothie by Tasti D-Lite in 2011 and its integration into the Tasti D-Lite business. Mr. Holt worked seven years for Mail Boxes Etc., the last three years as Executive Vice President, Franchise Sales and Development. MBE (now The UPS Store) is the world’s largest franchisor of retail centers specializing in shipping, business and communications services. During his tenure, the franchise system grew to over 4,000 retail locations, including some 1,300 MBE stores operating in 34 countries. 

Mr. Holt began his career in franchising at the International Franchise Association, the oldest and largest trade association in the world serving the interests of businesses that franchise. Peter serves on the Advisory Board of Social Sector Franchise Initiative and on the Board of Directors of the William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising, both at the University of New Hampshire.