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About the 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:

Top reviews


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!


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 Nadeen M R

Aug 03, 2019

Rich course, great instructor, good introduction to social impact

By Kathrine R

Jul 22, 2018

A lot of useful information in a short period of time. Thank you!

By L. S B J

Dec 31, 2016

An excellent introduction with plenty of good ideas and insights.

By Clairol M T

Mar 10, 2017

Very good and detailed introduction for social entrepreneurship!

By sachin

Dec 14, 2016

Content and the examples taken to explain the concepts is great

By Jarred M

Jun 13, 2017

Practical, thought provoking and concise- much appreciated...

By Meghna J

Oct 07, 2019

Got detailed insights on the structure of an organisation.

By Tara B

Oct 15, 2018

Great resources of tools and strategies for social impact

By Rafael G D

Oct 26, 2016

Very useful course for social entrepreneurs. Thank you!!


Mar 04, 2020

excelente curso muy entretenido y facil de interpretar

By Susana V R

Mar 04, 2019

Great course to dive in the social innovation sector!

By Yunmei L

Jan 21, 2020

Very useful. Just hope it can be more cases studies.

By Luiz F L d S

Feb 10, 2019

Great professors and great content! really worth it.

By Jessica C

Oct 24, 2019

Thanks I really enjoyed it and learnt so much.

By Yanko Y

Mar 11, 2020


By Eddie M I

May 29, 2019

Great knowledge for novices and practioners!

By Gaby

Jul 17, 2017

Good intro into the social enterprise world.

By Sawbeena S

Nov 13, 2016

This course is very useful .I'm loving this.

By Sani F B

Feb 15, 2019

Good introduction to Social Impact Strategy

By N!b R M

Jul 24, 2017

Good, very Good. Congratulations.

Thank you

By William W L

Oct 31, 2017

Excellent course. Highly recommend it to

By Chris S

Jul 07, 2017

very good course with samples and tools

By Sebastian A E A

Aug 04, 2019

Very inspiring , simply to understand

By Vinny B

Dec 26, 2018

Really good introduction to the topic