Franchise Services, Inc. (FSI) is built upon a single principle—every individual has the right to pursue his or her dream. Achieving it, however, is often met with obstacles and challenges that place that dream out of reach. To help bridge this gap, FSI is actively involved with associations that strive to make a difference for those ready to roll up their sleeves and shoot for the stars.

International Franchise Association (IFA)

The IFA is the largest franchise membership organization in the world and supports franchisors, franchisees and suppliers, providing a veritable “one-stop shop” for everything having to do with franchising. Founded in 1960, the IFA protects, enhances and promotes franchising and best practices in the industry through a membership that adheres to a set of core values upon which healthy and productive relationships are born and maintained. For more information, visit: http://www.franchise.org 

VetFran

In honor of the men and women who have contributed their lives to the U.S. military services, the International Franchise Association (IFA) established the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, more widely known as VetFran. This voluntary effort by members of the IFA offers financial incentives and discounts to encourage franchise ownership by veterans returning to civilian life. For more information, visit: www.vetfran.org.

Creating IT Futures

As the leading charity of CompTIA, the world’s largest IT industry association, Creating IT Futures is taking on the challenge faced by the IT industry–lack of skilled workers. Through research, program development and partnering, Creating IT Futures creates opportunities for people to prepare for, secure and succeed in IT careers. The organization particularly encourages an IT path for populations that traditionally have been under represented in the information technology workforce, such as women and ethnic minorities. For more information, visit: www.creatingitfutures.org.