Work out: muscle training for social entrepreneurs

While our team at SFA is busy creating new workouts for you, there is no need to hold your breath. Great online and onsite offers are available from our friends in the ecosystem to keep a social entrepreneur’s knowledge muscles flexible and strong. We compiled a short list for you here – across geographies, training disciplines and formats – but always around our favorite subjects: investment readiness, impact management, and social finance!


Online – intensive workout

(1) “Lean Data Approaches to Measure Social Impact”

+Acumen / 5-week online course / free of charge / open (last iteration started in June 2019, but can can be notified for new ones on the link) / https://www.plusacumen.org/courses/lean-for-social-impact

(2) “Financial Modeling for the Social Sector”

+Acumen / 7-week online course / free of charge / open, self-paced / https://www.plusacumen.org/courses/financial-modeling-social-sector


Online – light to medium workout

(3) “Social Innovation Academy webinar series”

Social Innovation Academy / several webinars, e.g. impact finance, and free onsite trainings were offered in several European locations / free of charge (“live” phase is over, but you can access the recordings and YouTube videos) / https://skyrocketplatform.eu/en/en/project-mooc 

(4)  “EPN Investment Readiness & Social Finance webinar series”

Empowering People Network and FASE / 4 recorded webinars on business model and plan, proof-of-concept, and investor approach / free of charge / open any time / https://www.fa-se.de/en/events-webinars/

A bit of stretching in-between?


Online – special workout

(5) “Social Impact: Planning for Success”

Philanthropy U & Shashi Buluswar / 5-week online course on systematically creating real impact / free of charge / open now / https://bit.ly/2QoFPOw


So whether you need a break from training or would like to continue flexing your impact muscles with our befriended personal trainers: We will be happy to meet you again for our next SFA Workout Track!