Learn how to design, develop, and launch social impact venture - for free.

Enroll in a free, four-week massive open online course on Social Innovation available to anyone in the world who wants to make a social impact.

Taught by Professor Peter Frumkin, Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania, students learn how to design, develop, and launch social impact organizations of their own invention. This course will cover a select set of topics associated with social innovation and entrepreneurship, whether nonprofit or for-profit.

By taking this course, you will learn how to:

  • Launch social entrepreneurship projects which have high potential of significant positive social impact;
  • Direct energy and limited resources to efficiently launching those projects with the most promise;
  • Apply tools and frameworks to test and scale your own social enterprise.


Concrete Plan

Turn your passion for changing the world into a real plan for launching a nonprofit or for-profit venture designed to achieve social impact from the start.

Online Content

Receive a world-class syllabus incorporating readings, short assignments, online discussions, and peer critique.

Case Studies

Participate in a unique learning environment where you can apply the tools you gain in lecture to real-world cases of social entrepreneurs.

“I had an energetic venture that was rolling full steam down a mountain without anyone seeming to steer it. The course helped me take a step back & map out the direction I wanted it to go & how to get there. My nonprofit now has clearly defined who are clients are, what the outcomes are & how we can measure our effectiveness.”

– Babita, 2014 Coursera Student