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Continuing Education

Social Enterprise & Impact Investing Education Program for Nonprofit Leaders (Online)

Social Enterprise & Impact Investing Education Program for Nonprofit Leaders (Online)

Date: January 21, 2019 – March 1, 2019 (6 weeks)
CEUs: Available
Cost: $1,900.00
Registration Deadline: January 18, 2019


Social Enterprise leaders Goodwill, Aunt flow, Toms, Hot Chicken Takeover and Habitat for HumanityHave an idea to change the world? Find out how Social Enterprise can help.

The nonprofit world is changing, and the College of Social Work and the Wells Foundation are here to help you navigate a new wave of funding. It’s changing the landscape of nonprofit funding, and if you haven’t heard about it, you may be missing out. In 2016 alone, foundations across the country deployed over $1 billion to fuel the impact made by local nonprofits and social enterprises. Will your nonprofit be next?

Partnering with the Wells Foundation, leaders in the social impact/investing space, our new cutting-edge program will enable nonprofits to leverage the power of social enterprise to increase their impact, and improve and grow the sustainability of their organization. This six-week online course has weekly modules that can be completed at a time that fits your schedule, in a location you choose.Register Now

Social enterprise and social impact investing are no longer just ideas. They are vital parts of any fundraising, sustainability, or growth strategy. Taught through dozens of real-world examples, this unique program will enable leaders like you to increase funding and expand your impact.


Nonprofit leaders, teams, executive directors, board members, CFOs, foundations, social enterprise leaders, and anyone interested in solidifying a plan to secure their organization’s mission.


  • Expand your skill-set beyond that of a typical nonprofit leader and stand out among your peers when you talk to funders
  • Bring sustainability to your organization and reduce your dependence on grants, donations, and reimbursements
  • Recognize what foundations are looking for in a social enterprise compared to a traditional grant-funded program



  • Week 1: Follow the Money! Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship & Social Investing
  • Week 2: If You’ve Met One, You’ve Met Them All! Not So Fast! Explore the Diversity in Types of Funders/Investors
  • Week 3: Defining the Right Structure for Your Social Enterprise
  • Week 4: Articulate Your Social Mission
  • Week 5: Joint Ventures
  • Week 6: Creating Shared Value!


For more information contact Sara Friedman at or 614-292-5167