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

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About this Course

This course offers an introduction to social impact strategy and social entrepreneurship, including key concepts, an overview of the field, and tools to get started as a changemaker. Students will learn how to innovate and design new ideas and new organizational forms to implement those ideas. Students who take this course will be better prepared to launch social impact organizations of their own invention. By moving through four stages, Define, Design, Pilot, and Scale, students will turn their passion for changing the world into concrete plans for launching a nonprofit or for-profit venture designed to achieve a social goal. This course will allow students to systematically think through problems; develop and test an innovative solution; assess risk, competition, and performance; and spread impact in a way that is financially sustainable. Students who complete the course become eligible to apply for an in-person educational experience, called the Global Social Impact House. GSIH is a seven-day residential program that provides fellows with the tools, community and training they need to advance their ventures. Workshops are customized to the needs of fellows and explore advanced concepts in business models, design thinking and leadership. The program is also designed to help fellows build meaningful, global connections while living together in an inspirational host location. For more information on the Global Social Impact House, please visit: socialimpactstrategy.org/residential/gsih...

Top reviews

By A

Nov 02, 2017

Wonderful!!! A great way to organize your thoughts and make your plan more efficient if you want to make a social impact. Thanks Coursera for offering this great tool for social entrepreneurs!

By LH

May 30, 2017

Very informative with lots of practical touch points and examples! I genuinely enjoyed taking part in this online course and it has significantly shaped my own research for my master's degree.

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By Elen Grasiele Cavalcante da Silva

Mar 13, 2019

The lectures are very helpful. In this course I was able to find relevante information that is guiding me to start my social entrepreneurship venture.

By Nikita Meer

Mar 12, 2019

Very interesting and useful course to get the basis of social entrepreneurship and learn about useful tools.

By Susana Velasco Roche

Mar 04, 2019

Great course to dive in the social innovation sector!

By Sani Faisal Bala

Feb 15, 2019

Good introduction to Social Impact Strategy

By Luiz Felipe Lisbôa de Souza

Feb 10, 2019

Great professors and great content! really worth it.

By Jing Shuai

Feb 01, 2019

This course is really helpful for anyone who consider themsevels as entrepreneurs.

By Lordess Shabazz

Jan 02, 2019

Phenomenal course!

By Vinny Badolato

Dec 26, 2018

Really good introduction to the topic

By Giancarlo Curti

Dec 17, 2018

Really great course. The material is full of pratical knowledge, applicable to your enterprise's planning and structure.

By Chingsubam Matouleibi Devi

Dec 08, 2018

FANTASTIC