Alumni Voices, Events, Impact House
RECAP: Impact+ House for Teams
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From August 2 – 6, 2018 the Center for Social Impact Strategy hosted the Impact+ House: our first ever Impact House for CSIS alumni and their teams. We hosted 16 people at Galusha Hill Farm Lodge in central Vermont, with 6 teams representing a range of social impact areas: youth development, arts and culture exchange,
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Events, Impact House
RECAP: Penn Impact Lab 2018 – Grand Canyon
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In May 2018 CSIS offered a credit-bearing program for current Penn students (in collaboration with SP2’s Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program): Penn Impact Lab (PIL). Students convened in Grand Canyon National Park to learn tools for social innovation and volunteer with the National Park Service. The course covered 5 distinct objectives: 1. To introduce students
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Events, Executive Program, Uncategorized
Event Summary: March 2018 NAS “Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy” Convening
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In March 2018, National Arts Strategies convened 94 arts and culture leaders for the first in-person meeting of the 2018 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy (EPACS), developed in partnership with CSIS. Students represented 26 states and US territories, and 7 countries, traveling from as far abroad as Australia and Brazil. Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Alumni Voices, Events
2017 Alumni Summit Album
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Whether you missed the 2017 Alumni Summit or just hope to reminisce, here’s an overview of the event in photos. Explore the full event album here.  

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 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 their accomplishments, and to deepen connections for the work ahead. In the final week leading up
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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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Events, Impact House, Partnerships
A Partnership with IDEO U: Teaming Up to Inspire Impact Driven Leaders
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As global challenges become increasingly more complex and intertwined, the stakes are higher than ever for global leaders to be equipped with the skills of creative problem solving, collaborative action, and iterative thinking. The Center for Social Impact Strategy is thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural IDEO U Impact House, an eight-day residential
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Events, Executive Program, Online Learning, Staff Voices
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
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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