Q: Who should apply for this program?
Anyone who is serious about making a greater social impact in their work should apply. We are looking for social entrepreneurs, business and non-profit leaders, and emerging professionals who want the skills and training to do their work more effectively.
Q: When should I apply?
Complete your applications as soon as possible. The extended deadline for Social Enterprise Alliance Members is December 28, 2015.
Q: How much does the program cost?
The program costs $4,950. Social Enterprise Alliance Members receive an exclusive $500 discount, bringing the total cost to $4,450. Qualified members with demonstrated financial need can receive up to 20% of the tuition price in financial aid. The registration fee of $950 is due by January 15, 2016 secure your spot and receive access to the online platform. The full tuition is due by March 15, 2016. Travel and lodging costs for in-person convenings are not included.
Q: Do you offer financial aid?
Our priority is to offer a quality program at the lowest price possible. Therefore, we do not offer financial aid. View here for a document outlining information about the tuition and payment plan.
Q: What are the the important dates in 2016 I need to be aware about?
January 25 – 29th, 2016: Kickstart the program with orientation webinars throughout the week
February 1, 2016: Dive into the first core course on Social Impact Strategy
March 13-16, 2016 or March 23-26th (Pick either weekend): Attend the in-person convening at the University of Pennsylvania
August 19-20, 2016: (Optional) Commencement and Alumni Gathering at the University of Pennsylvania
Q: Do I need work experience to get accepted?
Finalists are selected based on their relevant work experience, commitment to social impact and a serious desire to learn with a community of action-oriented leaders. We are looking for leaders working in non-profits of all sizes, business, grassroots organizations, social enterprises, and public service.
Q: What educational background do I need to get accepted?
There are no educational prerequisites to apply for this program. See above for relevant experiential and attitudinal qualifications.
Q: How does this program differ from other Social Impact training programs?
We provide a mix of online courses and in-person engagements to maximize learning and networking. You’ll receive six online courses and two in-person convenings at the University of Pennsylvania at an affordable price in an accessible way.
Q: What are the course materials and who teaches the classes?
Courses are delivered by faculty members of Penn’s School of Social and Policy and Practice as well as expert practioners who provide cutting-edge and relevant content. Courses include: Social Impact Strategy, Business Models for Social Enterprise, Community and Collaboration, Marketing for Social Impact, Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit Fundraising, Impact Management and Introduction to Social Media Strategies
Q: I missed the webinar. Do you have a video link?
Take a look at this video link from our last webinar session.