Franchisee Benefits

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IFA's Franchisee Benefits

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IFA is the expert partner to guide you in solidifying and growing your brand. An IFA Membership will integrate you into the highest levels of the franchise business model. Whether you are a single - or multi-unit franchisee, you will be connected to a valuable breadth of unique opportunities and resources. 

You'll have close access to franchise leaders, gaining insights and building relationships that will change the course of your business. Franchisees are actively represented in all IFA committees, programs, and activities. You will enhance all aspects of your business and brand by seizing these opportunities to serve amongst the most prominent influencers in franchising. 

Additionally, you'll have access to IFA's valued Preferred Vendor Partners - Paychex and Franchise Payment Network, and all IFA Supplier members who both understand, and are committed to the franchise community.

To keep our members a step ahead of the game, IFA provides the most current, relevant, and tailored thought leadership, news, and developments in franchising. IFA’s political advocacy team will directly connect you to the legislation that affects your business’ bottom line and environment. We encourage you to join IFA's Franchise Action Network of FAN, the association's industry-leading grassroots network of over 100,000 advocates across the country, serving as the voice of America's 775,000 franchise businesses in Washington and state capitals across the country. Join FAN Today!

And because IFA values the active participation of our franchisee members, we offer discounted rates to our conventions, certification program, and educational events.


Franship: IFA’s Member Mentor Member Program

Seeking to elevate your professional relationships and learn from the best in the industry? Franship will connect you on a real level with the talent behind the greatest success stories in franchising, and they will mentor you as you navigate the franchising community. Engage, connect, learn, and evolve: the IFA community stands together. Applications can be submitted here. For questions, please email Sydni Konohia at

Recently, to celebrate and elevate the franchise community, IFA in conjunction with the IFA Foundation, launched a new multi-year purpose driven campaign - Open for Opportunity - to educate everyone that the franchise model is working; for our families, our neighbors, and our communities. In conjunction with the launch of the campaign, IFA and Oxford Economics released a first-of-its-kind research report detailing the impact and importance of franchising in America, thanks to the survey responses of over 4,000 franchise owners. The report, The Value of Franchising, reveals how independent franchise owners are truly local business leaders who contribute to economic growth, job creating and charitable endeavors in their communities. 

Have Questions? Contact IFA's Membership Team


Paul Rocchio, CFE

Vice President, Development & Member Services, International Franchise Association

Sydni Konohia, CFE

Manager, Member Services & Recruitment, International Franchise Association