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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 María d C O R

Aug 5, 2017

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

By Srikanth C

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.

By Luz T G M

Feb 22, 2021

My first time choosing a mooc from UPenn and I love it!


By Paco R

Jan 31, 2018

Great course, gives the tools to impact the social locally and globally

By onkar p

Jan 20, 2021

It's great and simplified course to understand the social enterprise.

By Daniel D H

Apr 18, 2020

It really made me identify more factors before going out with an idea

By Marisa P

Jun 2, 2020

This course help me understand Metrics for Social Impact Enterprise.

By Jan W

Jan 25, 2021

Very nice course, insightful and good to apply in practice! Thanks

By Nadeen R

Aug 2, 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 30, 2016

An excellent introduction with plenty of good ideas and insights.

By Samantha M R

May 23, 2020

This is such a great course for beginners! I highly recommend :)

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 Jeet R

Jan 12, 2021

Very useful course for anyone looking to start a non-profit.

By Pablo V

Aug 11, 2020

Fantastic guideline to set up and scale a social enterprise.

By Meghna J

Oct 7, 2019

Got detailed insights on the structure of an organisation.

By Tara B

Oct 14, 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 4, 2020

excelente curso muy entretenido y facil de interpretar

By Susana V R

Mar 4, 2019

Great course to dive in the social innovation sector!