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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 Miguel C

Apr 16, 2020

Nice and clear, basic knowledge but very useful.

By Rakan A

May 30, 2020

Enriching social entrepreneurship fundamentals.

By Cristiane S

Feb 2, 2021

Excelent, detaled and vey clear to understand.

By Jessica C

Oct 24, 2019

Thanks I really enjoyed it and learnt so much.

By Cláudia d A M

Oct 29, 2020

Excellent learning materials and professors!!

By Michelle D C

Jul 6, 2020

Great course, student-friendly presentation!!

By Yanko Y

Mar 11, 2020


By nivisha s

May 7, 2020

Easy to follow and video lectures were great

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 Ufon J A

Dec 7, 2020

An excellent guide to beginning a business.

By Dr S D

Oct 8, 2020

explained difficult concepts with much ease

By Sani F B

Feb 15, 2019

Good introduction to Social Impact Strategy

By N!b R M

Jul 23, 2017

Good, very Good. Congratulations.

Thank you

By Ashutosh K

Apr 17, 2020

great learning. well spent lockdown time

By William W L

Oct 31, 2017

Excellent course. Highly recommend it to

By JuanFelipe V

May 6, 2020

Great course. Thanks Professor Frumkin!

By Chris S

Jul 7, 2017

very good course with samples and tools

By Sebastian A E A

Aug 4, 2019

Very inspiring , simply to understand

By Vinny B

Dec 26, 2018

Really good introduction to the topic

By Leah N K

Nov 9, 2020

Definitely recommended to collegues


Jun 18, 2020

Thanks for giving this opportunity

By sabina u

Nov 13, 2016

Very interesting and great course.

By Prasanna M

Sep 18, 2017

Useful course for an Entrepreneur