Social Entrepreneurship is one of eight nonprofit management courses in the Learning Institute Certificate series. The course presents standard nonprofit concepts, vocabulary, and strategies through a 90-minute video presentation. A downloadable participant guide reinforces the presentation and contains worksheets and an Organizational Assessment Tool to assist with post-training implementation. The course takes from six to nine hours to complete and is available online for one year.
Benefits for Organizations
If you lead or manage a nonprofit organization or public library, you can learn how to:
- Understand the reasons for adopting entrepreneurial strategies
- Evaluate the potential of programs, their social purpose and financial impact
- Identify factors that determine programs' success
- Use "The ESP Grid®," a strategic planning tool for identifying which programs have earned-income potential and which are candidates for either expansion or elimination
The course was prepared by Jerr Boschee, Founder and Executive Director of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs and a Senior Fellow at The Northland Institute. He spent the past 20 years as an advisor to social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad. The course moderator is Joan Cybela, a professor and distance education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
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Certificate, CEUs, and CAE Credits Available
Participants can earn 0.6 of a continuing education unit (CEU) and 6 certified association executive (CAE) credits for each course by submitting a registration form and successfully completing assignments. Successful completion of assignments for the entire eight-part series entitles participants to the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Society for Nonprofits and Michigan State University Extension.
The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.
Obtaining This Product
When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup Canada will send a message to your organization email address with instructions for obtaining and activating this product.
- Windows operating system
- Web browser set to allow videos to play in web pages and with pop-up blockers disabled temporarily. The site is optimized for Internet Explorer 6 with Windows Media Player 7.1+.
- To test a computer's ability to play Learning Institute videos, play the samples at: http://www.snpo.org/lino/catalog/samples.php.
- Internet connection