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Teaching Impact: A University Collaboration

April 3, 2013

Spring marks the initiation of growth, as well as the culmination of the first quarter of the year when we take stock of progress made and plan for the upcoming months. In January, we made a commitment for 2013—Educating emerging leaders in social impact—for which we can share some updates thanks to a recent article, “What’s Going on at Penn? How the University is Embracing Social Impact Throughout the Curriculum,” published by Generocity, a local, social good news platform.


Peter Frumkin, PhD

Kat Rosqueta

The newest development is the integration of our knowledge at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy into the curriculum of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) Program in the School of Social Policy & Practice. This is the first semester for which we have two faculty members teaching in the program—Peter Frumkin, who teaches both undergraduate and graduate students on “Social Entrepreneurship,” and Kat Rosqueta, who teaches graduate students on “Strategic Management of Nonprofits.” As we mentioned is this week’s roundup, Peter will be participating in today’s 2nd annual Social Impact Talks series with a short presentation and Q&A. You can still RSVP here on facebook.

Another ongoing partnership is one between our Center and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (formerly the Wharton Program for Social Impact). From the launch of our project on social impact analytics to our current collaborations on impact investing and other evidence-based approaches to social impact, we continue to enhance our guidance with the help of students, staff, and faculty throughout the University.

You can read more about the other activities and initiatives at Penn and Wharton, also in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, by accessing the full article on the Generocity website: As we are approaching the University of Pennsylvania’s 257th Commencement for the Class of 2013, stay tuned for more news on how we “graduate impact” at the Center.

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