Enthusiasm for social changes is universal. However, it takes knowledge, practice and experience to be a social entrepreneur. This course presents examples of social entrepreneurship to confront problems from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Such examples from traditional entrepreneurs, social change agents, and other stakeholders for change ventures are used to break down social entrepreneurship basics for a dynamic audience.
Entrepreneurship is famous for its pursuit of profit by employing the best human and material resources to set and attain goals. Social entrepreneurship is the aggregation of initiatives that combine the instrumentalities of modern business and social impacts (easing some of the vicissitudes of life and making the world a better place). It is the deliberate exploration of business tactics in creating solutions to societal issues using traditional business practices to create sustainable value with specific social benefits.
In this course, you will achieve the following:
- Understand social entrepreneurship and its ecosystems
- See examples of social entrepreneurship in action through case studies
- Understand the steps required for launching your own social enterprise
- Develop a business model for your social enterprise.
The course consists of six (6) videos and two (2) podcasts, three readings and three assignments. The course was facilitated by Erich Schlenker (Director, Transportation Insight Entrepreneurship Center at Appalachian State University), Gabriel Ally (Obama Foundation Leader and Founder of GezaJozi, South Africa), Adepeju Jaiyeoba (Founder of Mother’s Delivery Kit and Brown Button Foundation), and Karl Satinitigan (Obama Foundation Scholar and Strategy Director, WeSolve).
It takes about 2 weeks to complete this course.
Enjoy the course.
- Lectures 14
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 0 week
- Skill level beginner
- Language English
- Students 33
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
- Module 1: Introduction
- Module 3: Developing a Business Model for your venture
- Video: Introduction to Business Model Development for Social Ventures by Karl Satinitigan (Strategy Director, WeSolve)
- Video: The Business Model Canvas by Karl Satinitigan (Strategy Director, WeSolve)
- Reading: Business Model Canvas
- Video: Types of Business Models by Karl Satinitigan (Strategy Director, WeSolve)
- Reading: Examples of Business Models for Social Enterprise by Akina
- Video: Business Modeling – A practice Session with Karl Satinitigan (Strategy Director, WeSolve)
- Assignment 3.0 – Develop a business model canvas for your social venture