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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Impact Strategy: Tools for Entrepreneurs and Innovators by University of Pennsylvania

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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


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.


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!

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By Prasanna M

Sep 18, 2017

Useful course for an Entrepreneur

By Husik S

Dec 28, 2019

well-structured and informative

By Mohit S

Nov 18, 2016

Valuable, Updated, Insightful

By Jacquiline L

Dec 04, 2017

A wealth of information.

By shubham s

Mar 01, 2018


By Lordess S

Jan 02, 2019

Phenomenal course!

By Jos D

Jun 12, 2017

Excellent course!

By Alejandro G V

Nov 06, 2019

Excelent Course

By Carla U

Apr 08, 2019

Great course!!!


Jun 13, 2017

Useful Course

By Paula A R

Sep 16, 2018


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Dec 08, 2018


By Skarieth O

Sep 29, 2017

Muy bueno

By Arham P J

Jan 20, 2017


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 Lucas M O

Dec 01, 2019

That's an excellent course to begin in the world of the social entrepreneurship, covering all the main concepts and tools

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 Clara M

Sep 07, 2019

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

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 Vale

Mar 21, 2020

I liked it very much. It is a good course for those that need an introduction to this subject!

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 Sebastian Z T

Sep 16, 2019

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

By oluwaseun o

Jan 26, 2018

very easy to follow .great course it has really helped

By Vivian I

May 24, 2017

Solid introduction to these concepts

By Lucia K

Oct 27, 2017

Great course!