Who is this class for: This course is intended as an introduction for individuals who want to learn how to mobilize resources to solve complex social problems in ways that are sustainable, scalable, and valuable. Social impact can happen in any sector, in any corner of the world, so this course is designed to be relevant for learners in any sector or country. Some students may hope to develop a new venture, while others may be “intrapreneurs” who work to create systematic change within an existing for-profit, non-profit, or government organization.


Created by:  University of Pennsylvania

  • Peter  Frumkin

    Taught by:  Peter Frumkin, Professor

    Nonprofit Leadership Program, School of Social Policy & Practice
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 113 ratings

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This is a course I would recommend to anyone passionate about social impact. It equips you with the essential tools you need as a social entrepreneur to spearhead initiatives that are healthy and sustainable!

Well structured; detailed; backed with examples and readings (many free).

This is by far one of the best courses on business on Coursera.

I think this is a fantastic course for anyone exploring or who is already seriously considering social entrepreneurship. Even for those who are deep into the developmental stage or in the piloting stage, this course can also serve as a fundamental structure and reminder for how to properly design a solution for a pressing societal need. I will absolutely reference my notes and readings from this course in the future. For those briefly exposed to the realm of social entrepreneurship and enterprise, I'd advise you to seriously consider devoting a few hours a week for four weeks to develop and strengthen your understanding of the core of social enterprise.