Current & aspiring social impact professionals
Social Impact Partnerships
Flex Learning Format
Develop strategic partnerships to create social impact now and into the future through a signature design thinking approach.Request Information
Partnerships within the social impact sector are at an inflection point that requires a different mindset to succeed. While the number and types of partnerships are at an all-time high, impact can be harder to achieve despite the many new models. Corporations partnering with nonprofits, purpose brands, public-private partnerships, cross-sector collaborations, the rise of shared value, strategic alliances, and branded cause partnerships—these are just some of the approaches that make partnership work exciting, but also increasingly challenging to break through the clutter in an effort to create partnerships that matter.
It’s time for interventions that infuse creativity and innovation at key stages in the process of partnership development. This program will equip you with the mindset that despite the codification of process and strategy, partnership development is still essentially driven by people. How do you tap into that human element by using both sides of your brain as the steward of a social impact partnership?
With curriculum developed and taught by Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication, the Certificate in Social Impact Partnerships is a three-day intensive program that teaches current and prospective partnership professionals of all levels how to apply human-centered design thinking, powered by empathy, to create and sustain partnerships. You'll walk away with the tools needed to successfully develop partnerships, but also the perspective and confidence to apply it to your own situation, using your strengths as a current or prospective partnership professional dedicated to creating social impact in the world.
- Ideal for: Current & aspiring social impact professionals
- Duration: 3 consecutive days
3 consecutive days
- Format: Flex Learning
- Tuition: $2,995
- Semester of Entry: Fall & spring
Semester of Entry
Fall & spring
- Schedule: All day, 3 consecutive week days
All day, 3 consecutive week days
What is Flex Learning?
Flex Learning is our term for live, online instruction. Georgetown faculty deliver the same learning objectives as in-person courses, and we keep classes small to support interactive and engaged learning and collaboration.
Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be able to:
- Distinguish the characteristics of various partnership models used within the social impact sector
- Understand how design thinking can be used as an intervention in the process of social impact partnership development
- Apply this signature approach to a current partnership challenge facing society or an organization
- Create a partnership action plan that reflects your human strengths and the challenges you may encounter as a social impact professional, now and into the future
Testimonials from current students and alumni.
Many partnership professionals are looking to create social impact at scale—but how can we strategically implement meaningful partnerships that catalyze change? Georgetown’s Certificate in Social Impact Partnerships is a must for those looking to transform their partnerships through focusing on community, collaboration, and the creation of shared value.”Elizabeth Truffa Social Impact Partnerships
I can't believe how much I grew both personally and professionally in the three days I attended this program. Not only did I develop a solid understanding of what makes a social impact partnership transformational, but I also walked away with actionable next steps for building human-centered partnerships in my current role.”Marlee Margolin Social Impact Partnerships
The Certificate in Social Impact Partnerships provokes leaders to thoughtfully design compelling, purpose-driven partnerships that build connection, trust, and sustainable outcomes for the organizations and communities we serve. As a result, I’ve effectively humanized our work while driving social impact and tangible value to our business.”Hermeka Ray Social Impact Partnerships
Through a unique human centered design thinking process, Georgetown University’s Certificate in Social Impact Partnership Design assists changemakers in creating and activating strategic partnerships that make a difference for people, organizations, and society.”John Trybus, Managing Director Social Impact Partnerships