University of Pennsylvania
Social Impact Strategy: Tools for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
University of Pennsylvania

Social Impact Strategy: Tools for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Peter  Frumkin

Instructor: Peter Frumkin

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No prior experience required
7 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

Learn about the key qualities of social innovation, social enterprise, and social entrepreneurs. How do social entrepreneurs approach problem solving? How might we identify social initiatives that are truly innovative in their approach to delivering on their mission, sustaining their venture, or scaling their impact? This module introduces the topic and offers examples of initiatives you might study as cases organizations throughout the course.

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9 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Learn the inputs and basic blueprints of a well-articulated vision. Develop an understanding of the design process, and learn to use an empathy map and a mind map for client-oriented innovation. Learn to build a logic model, which will help you articulate your innovation's theory of change from resources (inputs) to activities to impact. We encourage students to apply these tools immediately, to an active or idea-stage social initiative, that you are working directly on or that you admire.

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13 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

We must test our ideas in the real world, early and often, to determine if they can truly deliver on either their social or financial mission. Learn to build and use the balanced scorecard, a key tool to assess the real-world performance of a social innovation. The scorecard will allow you to measure and articulate both the initiative's current reach and health, as well as the work that is left to be done. An innovation achieves the intended social impact in a way that is financially supportable may be a candidate for scale. Learn to assess whether and how to approach scale for your social innovation.

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11 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

This course concludes with an exploration of the organizational forms and modes of delivering impact across the business model spectrum.

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15 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

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Peter  Frumkin
University of Pennsylvania
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