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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

Jun 8, 2020

I have no regrets enrolling at this course. My learnings here are truly foundational, makes me more excited to start. I hope I'll be able to apply the teachings here. So useful for a beginner like me.

Mar 30, 2020

I greatly appreciated this kind of educational platform (Coursera in partnership with various Universities) which can reach millions of people who are aspired to learn in a broader perspective.

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By Ronald T

Aug 30, 2020

I particularly appreciated the alternate Theories of Change and the 5 Roads to Scaling.

By Achsania

Dec 3, 2019

very useful course, learn a lot of tool how to make a social entreprise in this course

By Priyanka M

Apr 1, 2019

Informative, practical and actionable - just what I needed at this phase in my journey.

By jabulani m

Nov 17, 2017

love it and would go over the training videos over and over, it was just the beginning

By Matteo G

Apr 22, 2020

Informative, well structured, rich, rigorous, and motivational. Highly recommendable!

By Will M

Aug 4, 2017

This is an excellent class that provides the student with some highly valuable tools.

By Sanjiv T

Dec 17, 2020

Learn innovation and direction towards becoming entrepreneurs in social development

By Jennifer g e

May 31, 2020

it was really helpful, the task were very aqurate and i enjoyed every moment of it.

By Anne D

Jan 1, 2020

Loved it. I launched a nonprofit

This course was so helpful.

By Jing S

Jan 31, 2019

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

By David H

Dec 23, 2016

I really enjoyed this course, and learned a tremendous amount, thank you very much!

By Garance A

Apr 20, 2020

Très instructif et surtout, indispensable pour tout entrepreneur social naissant !

By Apara M

Aug 4, 2017

This is wonderful course, it has given me real insights of social impact strategy.

By Veselina K

Jan 15, 2021

Nice introductory course - touched on a number of different tools and strategies.

By Umesh K

Nov 15, 2017

great course , very informative and a benchmark course for social entrepreneurs ,

By Luisana C Z D

May 17, 2020

Amazing information! I learned a lot about how to structure my social enterprise

By Pankaj K

Dec 20, 2020

Awesome, this is much needed as the language and flow is suitable for learners.

By Annie B

Jan 21, 2021

Great course! Love the professor and the case studies were really interesting!

By griffin o

Apr 22, 2020

Very engaging and contains extensive knowledge of the topic, highly recommend!

By William P S

Oct 8, 2018

Great course very informative and i'm better prepared as a social entrepreneur

By Hannah G

Jul 5, 2020

Great intro for anyone curious about the emerging field of social enterprise!

By María d C O R

Aug 5, 2017

Excelente curso, gracias a Peter Frumkin por la valiosa orientación brindada.


May 6, 2020

Really good course. Very good for aspiring social Entrepreneurs/Innovators.

By Maria J G

Apr 11, 2020

Great course. I learned a lot and I loved that they had real life examples.

By Luis

Dec 4, 2016

Really inspiring course about social innovation. I strongly recommend it.