Events, Executive Program, Impact House, Networking
What happens when you convene 100 changemakers in one place? Magic.
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September in Philadelphia means yorkie hair cuts day and the unmistakable buzz of Back to School in the air. To welcome autumn, the Center for Social Impact Strategy convened over 100 changemakers from across the globe to from September 6-9th to celebrate what we’ve accomplished collectively, and deepen our connections for the work ahead. The
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Uncategorized
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What Is Social Impact Anyway?
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When it comes to social impact initiatives, there are certain things we know to be true. For example, we know that these days, an increasing number of consumers seek out products that have a positive impact on the world in some capacity. In fact, 90% of Millennials say they will switch to a cause-branded product
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Executive Program, Research and Ideas, Resources, Staff Voices, Uncategorized
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We asked a grant expert what makes proposals stand out. Here’s what he had to say.
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Let’s talk about grants. Let’s talk about grants. In so many ways, they’re a wonderful thing, providing funding to organizations and businesses that are changing the world for the better, and who need financial support to create that change. Unfortunately, they can be really difficult to get, and often require a great deal of work.
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Executive Program, Research and Ideas, Resources, Student Voices
Lessons from the Executive Program: Irma Uribe Santibáñez and ateconqueso
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Growing up in Mexico City, the reality that surrounded a young Irma Uribe Santibáñez showed evidence of inequality wherever she looked. “Mexico is a very unequal society and it was very clear to me since I was a kid”, Irma, the founder and CEO of ateconqueso says. “And I never liked it.” Years later, as
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Research and Ideas, Staff Voices
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5 Myths That Doom Social Enterprise to Fail
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When you think about how social enterprises start, what comes to mind? Is it with an individual or group who want to make an impact on a social or environmental issue, and build a business that can support that work? Or someone who comes up with a business idea that isn’t initially related to impact,
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Events, Executive Program, Networking
The Convening of Changemakers – Welcome to Penn!
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From March 28 to March 31, over 100 participants from 23 countries are visiting the University of Pennsylvania for the Innovation Summit hosted by the Center for Social Impact Strategy’s Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy. The Convening will be held from March 28 to 31, and it is the first in-person learning session of this
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Executive Program
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Transforming Initiatives for Impact: Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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“We can’t solve the problems using the same thinking that created them.” -Albert Einstein Applications are now open for the 2017 Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, and we’re searching for the right people to make the most of this opportunity. We are often asked why we’ve created this program. The short answer is that
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Resources
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How I Became an Experteer – Dipa Sharif
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The First Step About a year ago, I decided to quit my job and pursue my dream of traveling, volunteering internationally, and learning Spanish. Since then, I’ve traveled across Europe, India, and Bangladesh, and I lived in Lima, Peru in the quest to learn Spanish. I’ve been living in Colombia for more than a month and
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Events, Executive Program, Online Learning, Staff Voices
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Three Days of Design, Community, and Collaboration
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We bring together the best of both worlds in the learning design for our Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy. In addition to taking online courses on social impact, students attend a three-day convening at the University of Pennsylvania to meet one another in-person, help from a search engine optimization company like Affordable SEO Las
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Events, Executive Program
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Lessons from a Philly Entreprenuer: Morgan Berman and MilkCrate
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In a keynote presentation in March 2016, Morgan Berman of Philadelphia’s MilkCrate shared her entrepreneurial journey with the Center for Social Impact Strategy’s Executive Program students. Her words reflected her personal and professional path and eight lessons that we think any entrepreneur would benefit from hearing. We’ve copied the full text of her speech below.
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Executive Program, Uncategorized
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Global Leaders Embark on Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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This January, the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice enrolled 66 leaders from around the world to the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, an eight month intensive program designed to help anyone, anywhere make a social impact. Our students live and work in 16
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Executive Program, Online Learning
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Celebrating Our Graduates – Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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The Center for Social Impact Strategy is pleased to announce the graduation of the first successful cohort of its Executive Program. This August, CSIS awarded certificates of completion to a remarkable thirty-two students. This inaugural cohort represented 12 countries around the world. Students of the Executive Program spent eight months completing the thorough online curriculum, which
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