Financial Solution for non-for profit

Financial Solution for non-for profit

Course Description:

Ever dream of changing the world or making a difference? You are invited to roll up your sleeves and join a group of entrepreneurs on a journey to change lives by changing systems. In this 4 week introductory course from +Acumen, we’ll cover what social entrepreneurship is and why it’s so exciting. Built from Acumen’s years of experience investing in social entrepreneurs, this course will also feature firsthand stories and advice from 4 inspiring founders: Charles Best of, Thulsiraj Ravilla of Aravind Eyecare, Leila Janah of Sama Group, and JB Schramm of College Summit. Designed for anyone approaching social entrepreneurship for the first time, this interactive learning experience will give you an overview of the sector. It will help you explore pathways for initial engagement with social enterprises and uncover your relevant passions and skills. By the end of this course, you’ll have found a concrete way to contribute to a social enterprise OR you’ll be engaged in early stage ideation for your own venture. Specifically, you’ll begin to identify a problem you care about, understand the considerations needed for impact and financial sustainability, and learn about how various entrepreneurs have thought about scale. Sign up to get started!

By the end of the program you should be able to:

Understand the concept of social entrepreneurship and be inspired to find new ways to tackle the world’s greatest challenges
Appreciate that social entrepreneurship is a mindset to tackle problems across different sectors (public, private, non-profit)
Discover a pathway for how you can make change whether this is founding an enterprise, serving on a board, or supporting social entrepreneurs in other creative ways.

Optional Activity:
Seek unofficial opportunities to act as a liaison between two groups. Gather information, anticipate problems, foresee future opportunities and communicate findings.

This course has been sponsored by +Acumen, you can find it here:


    • Price Free
    • Relationship skills
    • +Acumen
    • No Certificate



    Acumen is a non-profit venture fund with a vision to help build a world beyond poverty through investing in companies that deliver critical goods and services in water, health, housing, energy, agriculture, and education; leaders who are paving the way for new approaches to fighting poverty; and the spread of ideas that will give the world the knowledge and the understanding to change how the world tackles poverty.
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