It began with a goal to serve the national franchising community and grew into an unstoppable global resource that advocates for and protects our members and their businesses. We work relentlessly to advance the future of franchising.
IFA membership means committing to being the best franchise professional you can be. We will inspire you with the tools and solutions that you need to ensure your success, and our programs and resources will support you every step of the way.
There is power in community and strength in numbers. From mentoring to networking, we make sure you’ve got a team by your side. You will be connected to top-tier success stories and learn how to overcome shared challenges.
Our educational opportunities put your business in the fast lane and help you develop a franchise system that operates under the highest standards. Our certification programs will expand your knowledge and credibility. Events will help you learn, connect, and grow your business. Invaluable exposure and access to the greatness within our community. Now that’s a recipe for success.
IFA goes further to advocate, works harder to support our members, and always strives for organizational excellence. Inclusivity and community are the foundation of our organization’s strength. We’ve bridged the gap between franchising and diverse communities, strengthened the franchising community, provided countless opportunities, and implemented strategic initiatives that will drive change around the world for generations to come. Opportunity awaits and we’re just getting started.
Our Mission Statement, Vision & Code of Ethics
IFA's Mission Statement
The International Franchise Association protects, enhances, and promotes franchising.
IFA: The preeminent voice and acknowledged leader for franchising worldwide.
We’re fighting for you. The membership of the International Franchise Association affects local and global change. We protect and promote franchising by educating lawmakers and the public and fighting for the future of our business model. IFA is your determined political advocate defending the future of the franchising community. We are dedicated to achieving the greatest possible benefit for our members and franchising worldwide.
Community is the ultimate team. IFA is committed to our members and our practices. Together we will make franchising stronger for all.
IFA’s strength is built from the collective power of our members, who are leaders in their communities. IFA was established by the revolutionary Dunkin’ Donuts founder William Rosenberg, and IFA’s leadership continues to embody credibility, persistence, and vision.
Our leadership team’s mission is to protect, enhance, and promote franchising. Our board members are franchisees, franchisors, and suppliers, representing the diverse nature of franchising. IFA’s leaders are the pre-eminent voice for franchising worldwide, and they’re ready to stand for you.