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PhilanthropyU Social Impact: Planning for Success

Course Schedule

Start Date

November 19, 2018

Course Details

  1. Length

    5 weeks
  2. Effort

    1-2 hours per week
  3. Certificate

    Digital
  4. Language

    English
instructor

INSTRUCTORShashi Buluswar

Shashi Buluswar is the co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT). Before founding ITT, Shashi was a Partner at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, an organization which gives strategic advice to governments, the UN, NGOs, and foundations on social issues. In recent years, Shashi has worked with the UN's Peacekeeping Department to restructure global operations, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch large-scale agricultural development programs in Africa and Asia, and dozens of NGOs fighting for human rights, health, education, and economic empowerment.

About This Course

How can we serve our beneficiaries effectively, sustainably, and at scale? In this course, Shashi Buluswar, CEO of the Institute for Transformative Technologies, explains his nine-part framework for creating social impact. You will use his framework to assess your organization’s current level of success, identify upcoming risks, and make plans to achieve maximum impact. You will also meet a variety of innovative leaders from across the social impact space and learn how they have achieved such stellar success.

Whether your goal is to increase efficiency, scale your model, or spark change in your sector, this course will help you make a plan to get there.

Course Topics

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Nine-Part Framework & Lift
    Refine your organization’s mission statement
  • Module 2: Reach & Efficiency
    Determine the extent and efficiency of your organization’s social impact
  • Module 3: Sustainability, Probability of Success, & Unintended Consequences
    Identify potential risks and unintended consequences of your work
  • Module 4: Scalability, Replicability, & Catalytic effect
    Make a plan to increase your social impact

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is perfect for small to medium-sized social impact organizations looking to boost their current performance. No previous experience or coursework is required to take this course.

You will need a device that allows you to listen to audio, access course materials, and upload your assignments.


Certification

The University is a non-degree, diploma or credit granting initiative. Philanthropy U, Inc. is the concept developer and sponsor of the initiative. Learners are not entitled to earn college or other academic credit.

Learners are eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for this course through the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Haas). Berkeley Haas is known for its role in defining a new generation of business leaders with a focus on social impact. Ranked #2 among all business school nonprofit programs in the United States (US News & World Report, 2017), Berkeley Haas inspires and empowers innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges through the work of the Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) and the Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL).

To earn a Certificate of Achievement for this course, you need to earn more than 50% of possible points on quizzes and assignments to obtain a passing grade. Quizzes are worth 15% of your total score, while assignments are worth 85%.

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