Partnership mobilization and management

Partnership mobilization and management

Course Description:

We believe that social sector leaders must connect their impact work with the right business model to achieve sustainability. With finite resources and limited staffing, organizations that are more focused on immediate needs rather than long-term sustainability can find developing the right business plan challenging.

The course, created in collaboration with Dr. Erik Simanis, is aimed to teach nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs and social change leaders how to use financial modeling and creative approaches to market-based funding to scale the impact of their work. Erik has more than a decade of hands-on experience leading and advising social enterprises and major corporations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

We believe this course to be valuable for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and particularly useful for those in the early stages of development.

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

  • Understand the distinction between an operational unit and a head office and the financial relationship between the two
  • Understand how to estimate the reach and size of your operational unit and identify what costs at scale means to your organization
  • Understand how to think about and calculate the funding requirements for building and maintaining a capacity that allows you to innovate, learn, and grow your organization.

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


    • Price Free
    • Relationship skills
    • +Acumen
    • Course 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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