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Philanthropy University

Social Impact: Planning for Success

Philanthropy University via Independent


How can we serve our beneficiaries effectively, sustainably, and at scale? In this course, Shashi Buluswar, CEO of the Institute for Transformative Technologies, explains his nine-part framework for creating social impact. You will use his framework to assess your organization’s current level of success, identify upcoming risks, and make plans to achieve maximum impact. You will also meet a variety of innovative leaders from across the social impact space and learn how they have achieved such stellar success.

Whether your goal is to increase efficiency, scale your model, or spark change in your sector, this course will help you make a plan to get there. 



Module 1: Introduction to the Nine-Part Framework & Lift

Refine your organization’s mission statement

Module 2: Reach & Efficiency

Determine the extent and efficiency of your organization’s social impact

Module 3: Sustainability, Probability of Success, & Unintended Consequences

Identify potential risks and unintended consequences of your work

Module 4: Scalability, Replicability, & Catalytic effect

Make a plan to increase your social impact



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  • Sarah Katulle
    If you never went to business school but want to learn the art of doing business even if you are not doing non-profit work, this course is definitely one to take. It will open you up to so many ideas and will change your view of the way you go about your business, your partnerships, its effect, the impact and so much more. And you will find yourself avoiding so many mistakes that others have made, just by taking this course, online and FOR FREE. the material you will get here cuts across the board. Come with a good attitude, and you will learn.
  • Anonymous
    Planning for success is intentional and must be defined based on the 9 part definition of success. With the insight to the depth of planning required the probability of success is enhanced every time. I have found the course very useful and will be employing the insight and renewed understanding gained into planning of for Melanesian Caring Hands Incs and expand the fund raising programs.
  • Anonymous
    I really learnt a lot from this course. We redid our Mission Statement, worked on our unintended consequences and realise now that we need to scale without spending much more.
    It was so interesting especially with the activities that I couldn't wait to finish the course.
  • Anonymous
    I'm satisfied. Useful course that made us consider about this social environment in every region of the world. This course made us care about the world that is developing-country. So, we must open our eyes to some of this country, especially our neighbor.
  • Emeka Ikedinobi
    The course has helped me to understand social impact and planning for success, as this will help me to carry out project successfully in our organization
  • Anonymous
    This course is amazing this will help you to grow up your organization or company.
    I feel very happy of have taken this because, i have learned so much.
  • Anonymous
    I have learnt something new I could not have imagined. Social impact helps me to see beyond my organizational strength and weaknesses.

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