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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: socialimpactstrategy.org/residential/gsih...

Top reviews

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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!

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 Alma D R S

Oct 22, 2019

Muy bueno, contiene herramientas y ejemplos que evidencian la relevancia de la fase de diseño de un emprendimiento social.

By Tamara W

Nov 12, 2019

Excellent course for anyone planning to start a nonprofit or wanting to think more strategically about an existing nonprofit. Lessons are well-organized, concise, and informative.

By Massa S B

Nov 16, 2019

Excellant content and amazing resource for any social entrepreneur unsure of the next steps to take to grow and change the world. Thank you all!

By Alexis B M

Aug 13, 2017

The knowledge of a social driven innovation or at least the knowledge and purpose of a social enterprise is limited.

By Vivian I

May 24, 2017

Solid introduction to these concepts

By oluwaseun o

Jan 26, 2018

very easy to follow .great course it has really helped

By Karla C F d C

Sep 03, 2017

This course was very helpful for me. It's a good choice to understand better how to struct

By Lucia K

Oct 27, 2017

Great course!

By Suzi E F D

Aug 14, 2017

Course topic addressed in an interesting way, just think it could be a bit more direct in some moments.

By Sushant B

Jun 27, 2017

nice

By Beatrice S

Feb 20, 2017

I've chosen to give this course 4 stars. The videos were clear and thought provoking and both instructors were coherent and friendly. As a visual learner I liked the many grids and charts and especially the animated story about the two social innovators whose names I've forgotten. Overall it was an enjoyable and beneficial learning experience!

By Sebastian Z T

Sep 16, 2019

Very good to learn some of the tools needed to create your own social enterprize

By Clara M

Sep 07, 2019

Great overview of social impact strategy with real world connection to successful social impact organisations.

By Danielle S

Nov 05, 2017

Good course. Great showcase of tools. Need to figure out ways to help students apply tools while in course.