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PhilanthropyU Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

Course Schedule

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    1-2 hours per week
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INSTRUCTORSustainability Knowledge Group

Sustainability Knowledge Group is a global advisory firm dedicated to creating value, through strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainability training, coaching and advisory solutions. Sustainability Knowledge Group works with private, public and third sector organisations to develop, manage and measure effective Sustainability & CSR strategies and programs, address social and environmental challenges, and eventually bring tangible results, measurable impact and create better businesses.

About This Course

Stakeholders have the power to influence any project or decision, making them crucial to an organization’s success. Yet many are unfamiliar with effective stakeholder management techniques. This knowledge gap forces organizations to be reactive rather than proactive, resulting in many missed opportunities to identify new trends, gain vital feedback, enhance their brand and, most of all, create greater impact.

This course provides the tools, frameworks, and best practices to help you create a cohesive stakeholder engagement strategy. From identifying stakeholders to designing your engagement, you will learn how to best engage with each stakeholder in order to achieve your goals. Along the way, you will meet an expert practitioner who will take you on their journey to creating an integrated stakeholder engagement strategy and how it has transformed their organization to maximize their impact.

Course Topics

  • Module 1: Engagement Vision
    Understand the benefits of creating a stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Module 2: Mapping Stakeholders
    Identify, analyze, and prioritize stakeholders
  • Module 3: Planning the Engagement
    Determine your engagement approach, build internal capacity, and bolster trust
  • Module 4: Engagement Implementation
    Choose the best engagement method, design logistics, and create metrics to measure the success of engagement
  • Module 5: Evaluation and Action Plan
    Review the engagement, provide feedback to stakeholders, and create an action plan for the future

Who Should Take This Course?

This stakeholder management training course is suited for leaders and managers of purpose-driven organizations who seek to improve their relationship with their stakeholders by creating a stakeholder engagement strategy.

In order to take this free, online, nonprofit capacity building course, you will need a device that allows you to access course materials and upload your assignments.


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. 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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