Social Impact



E.g., 2016-10-21
E.g., 2016-10-21
E.g., 2016-10-21
Nov 1st 2016

Social enterprises and non-profit organizations often collect data to satisfy funders and create glossy reports, rather than to improve impact for the people they aim to serve. What if it didn't have to be this way? For the past 2 years, Acumen has been applying lean experimentation principles to the collection and use of social impact data. We call this new approach 'Lean Data." We've learned that social entrepreneurs can use new technologies to gain information about customers more quickly and efficiently than ever before, yielding powerful business insights about how they can make products, services and programs more meaningful for customers.

Average: 6.3 (6 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

This course offers an introduction to social impact strategy and social entrepreneurship, including key concepts, an overview of the field, and tools to get started as a changemaker. Students will learn how to innovate and design new ideas and new organizational forms to implement those ideas. Students who take this course will be better prepared to launch social impact organizations of their own invention.

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Aug 30th 2016

+Acumen desarrolló este curso conjuntamente con el Grupo de Impacto de Acumen para ayudar a responder estas preguntas: '¿Qué significa crear impacto social?' '¿Cómo es el proceso?' y '¿Por qué medir el impacto social y qué medir?' Este curso se centra en la forma como Acumen mide el impacto de su portafolio de empresas y cómo usted podrá aplicar estas herramientas en cualquier contexto.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Apr 25th 2016

Explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use in everyday life. Social networks have emerged over the past 10 years in various forms to play a fundamental role in our lives. But do we actually understand these networks? And are we using them in the right ways? This course will teach you not just about the qualities and differences between social networks but also the impact they can have on our lives.

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Apr 12th 2016

Lean for Social Change is an 4-week course inspired by the Lean Launchpad Class pioneered by Steve Blank. In this course you will learn how to test, validate, and adapt your vision of change to ensure you're creating the greatest impact and investing your time in something that truly meets your stakeholder's and customer's needs.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Mar 8th 2016

What does social impact mean? How does Acumen assess social impact when considering potential investments? How can you apply the same concepts elsewhere? One of the most common questions we get is how we measure our impact. Is it just the number of lives impacted? How do we know if the goods and services our companies provide are improving lives? When do social and financial goals coincide, and when do they deviate? These questions are core to our work to create a world beyond poverty.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Sep 16th 2015

Join the world’s first GROOC – a MOOC for groups – to collaborate with others globally and create social change.

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Self Paced

Welcome to the first reading in our new series on “Readings that Matter”. This series is adapted from a set of readings that Acumen’s Fellows and staff discuss on a regular basis as part of our leadership training and development.

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