Executive Program, Research and Ideas, Resources, Staff Voices, Uncategorized
Umi
We asked a grant expert what makes proposals stand out. Here’s what he had to say.
|

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.
Read more

Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Research and Ideas, Staff Voices
Field
5 Myths That Doom Social Enterprise to Fail
|

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,
Read more

Impact House, Partnerships, Staff Voices
20494048615_887bd75a08_o
Announcing the 2016 Penn-Columbia Social Impact House
|

After months searching for social entrepreneurs from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, we are humbled and honored to bring together a very special group of creative and courageous individuals working to improve their communities. From Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and the US, the twenty 2016 Penn-Columbia Social Impact House fellows
Read more

Events, Executive Program, Online Learning, Staff Voices
25802418910_5ff63b50da_o
Three Days of Design, Community, and Collaboration
|

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
Read more

Impact House, Staff Voices
PIL
Planting the Seeds of Change: A Reflection on the Inaugural Penn Impact Lab
|

Costa Rica’s warmth and humidity enveloped us while we were still at the airport, shaking hands and preparing ourselves for a green, hilly, four-hour bus ride. As we bumped our way through the country’s interior, we passed fruits and crunchy snacks, getting to know each other and the verdant landscape. Past Lake Arenal, we arrived
Read more

Impact House, Staff Voices
GSIH-test
The Power of Place, People, Play & Purpose
|

“Creating social impact is an essential challenge to all organizations, regardless of geography or sector.” — Dr. Peter Frumkin, Professor of Social Policy and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania It started with the five week Social Entrepreneurship class on Coursera, where thousands of people convened online
Read more