Adapt content created by professionals recognized in their fields for online courses that address the needs of social entrepreneurs. The main course topics are: leadership, communications, marketing, business, finance, social entrepreneurship, creativity and design.
Five video-based courses taught by Debbie Millman, Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Mihir Desai, Prasad Setty and Jonathan Greenblatt, published on Udemy and Teachable and distributed through the +Acumen website.
Acumen is an impact investment fund that invests in early-stage companies whose products and services enable underprivileged people to transform their lives. It also supports these companies with the tools, networks, technical assistance and strategic guidance needed to succeed and scale. Additionally, the Fellows Program builds leaders with the skills, determination and moral imagination to challenge the status quo and drive social change.
+Acumen is Acumen's School for Social Change, offering over 30 free and low-cost online courses that have reached over 350,000 social change-makers from over 190 countries. +Acumen's target audience is people working in social enterprises and nonprofit organizations striving to tackle problems of poverty across the world. These people tend to be lifelong learners who are looking for more innovative ways to approach their work. +Acumen has courses with people like Seth Godin, Chris Anderson, Daniel Pink, Elizabeth Gilbert, Adam Grant and Krista Tippett among others.
Define the main needs of social change makers through interviews with Acumen's Fellows and Investees.
Find the best instructors to teach these topics and consolidate a partnership with them.
Develop a thorough outline for the course based on the instructors publications and talks, adapting content to the social change maker audience.
Produce high-quality videos of structured interviews with the instructors.
Design complementary educational content including quizzes, workbooks and complementary readings.
Submit the course for review by a Launch Team of international course takers/educators and incorporate feedback.
Launch the course and manage any barriers experienced by course-takers.
Project managed the pre-production, production, post-production and launch of each course.
Conducted media and desk research on course topics, identifying key learning objectives and possible instructors.
Developed course outlines based on publications and talks by each instructor.
Managed relationship with instructors throughout the different stages of course production.
Built courses on two different learning platforms and set-up course site on the +Acumen website.
Replenished Launch Team and managed the relationship with its members.
Created a system for Launch Team feedback on courses.