Residential Programs
Accepting Applications for 2020 Summer PhD Doctoral Fellowship!

The University of Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Leadership Program and Center for Social Impact Strategy invite doctoral student researchers to apply for the 2020 Penn Summer Doctoral Fellows Program.

Vaughn Sayers
February 10, 2020
Announcing GSIH 2020 Fellows

Take a look at the Global Social Impact House 2020 cohort. This cohort of 23 Fellows join us from all around the world.

January 15, 2020
Event Summaries, Residential Programs
RECAP: Innovation Summit

Earlier this month, CSIS hosted its first Innovation Summit, a residential program designed to be both a conference and retreat, held at Sycamore Springs Mineral Resort in San Luis Obispo, California. From December 2-4, attendees worked collaboratively in sessions, and reflected in the great outdoors.

Julia DaSilva
December 20, 2019

Alumni Stories, Research
Maoz Brown (’15 Doctoral Fellow Alum) Published in The Nonprofit Quarterly

Congratulations to Dr. Maoz Brown, a former doctoral fellow (2015) at the Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS). Dr. Brown has recently published a new piece in the Nonprofit Quarterly titled: The Hidden Costs of Social Impact Bonds.

Vaughn Sayers
December 2, 2019

Alumni Stories, Executive Programs
CSIS Alum Spotlight: Leah Warshawski

Have you ever heard a story that moved you to act? Your heart races, goosebumps rise on your neck, and before you know it you’re googling “How to…” and almost intuitively Google auto fills in the rest “make this world a better place''. The power of story comes to life through film and film is the medium through which Leah Warshawski is creating social impact globally. Leah demonstrates through her work that, “stories have the power to change the world if the world chooses to listen”. Gain insight on Leah’s journey as a social impact leader at her production company Inflatable Film and learn how the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy provided support on her journey as a change agent.

Vaughn Sayers
November 25, 2019

Case Studies, Research, Social Impact Fundamentals
The Framework Behind Empathy Mapping

Two of our independent learning resources come under examination in a post on empathy and connection.

Vaughn Sayers
November 20, 2019

Alumni Stories, Executive Programs
CSIS Alum Spotlight: Stephanie Fenniri

Gain insight about Stephanie’s social impact journey through a CSIS interview and learn how you can grow as a social innovator, entrepreneur, community alchemist, and/or intrapreneur! A Dallas, TX native Stephanie Fenniri brings her endearing spirit to Philadelphia’s social sector. Before creating positive change in the Philadelphia community, a fateful google search brought Stephanie to The Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) where she was accepted into the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy and eventually became a graduate of the Nonprofit Leadership Program at The School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) here at Penn. 

Vaughn Sayers
October 9, 2019

Alumni Stories, Research
CSIS Alum Abhishek Bhati and Diarmuid McDonnell Collaborate and Publish Paper in NVSQ

Congratulations to Abhishek Bhati and Diarmuid McDonnell, former 2016 summer doctoral fellows at the Center for Social Impact Strategy! Bhati and McDonnell are set to publish a paper in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly: “Success in an Online Giving Day: The Role of Social Media in Fundraising.”  The paper examines the relationship between social media usage/stakeholder engagement and the amount of donations supporting organizations during fundraising events.

Julia DaSilva
September 30, 2019

Behind CSIS’ Updated Look

About one year ago, the Center for Social Impact Strategy began the process of redesigning our look and updating our website. What follows is an interview with the individuals that led the design process: Kaveh Sadeghian, Creative Director and Founding Member of CSIS, and L+L, a Brooklyn-based, multidisciplinary design studio, led by Liz Turow and Leigh Mignogna, that works closely with organizations in mission-driven, arts and cultural spaces.

Julia DaSilva
September 26, 2019