Philantrophy University
Philanthropy University is a free, first-of-its-kind educational initiative for change makers in the social sector.

Past Philanthropy U™ courses

As of 30 June, 2017, all Philanthropy University courses have paused as we develop new content for our learners. Philanthropy University’s free courses will provide organizations and individuals the tools they need to maximize their impact on the world.

Global Social Entrepreneurship

Jessica Jackley
Learn how to develop and launch your own social venture to elevate your current work or guide implementation of your next great idea.

Essentials of Nonprofit Strategy

Paul Brest
Develop successful strategies to achieve your goals and make meaningful impact using real world examples as guidance.

Organizational Capacity: Assessment to Action

Doug Scott
Analyze your organization's current capacity and prioritize ways to further impact by identifying common obstacles and ideas for overcoming challenges.

Financial Modeling for the Social Sector

Erik Simanis
Learn how to use financial modeling and creative approaches to market-based funding to scale the impact of your work.

Leadership: Ten Rules for Impact and Meaning

Amr Al-Dabbagh
Learn how to succeed as a leader of a movement, an organization or enterprise, fueled by the Ten Golden Rules for accelerated success.

How to Scale Social Impact

Shashi Buluswar
Build the knowledge necessary to scale your organization's impact and reach by setting your programs apart from those of your peers.

Fundraising: How to Connect with Donors

Thomas Wolf
Learn the ins-and-outs of fundraising communications from a seasoned fundraiser, who exposes the nuances of effective fundraising practices.


Our 100X20 vision aims to impact the lives of 100 million people by 2020 by training hundreds of thousands of learners working for social good, elevating their cause and furthering their reach.


Through engaging lectures and thought-provoking discussions, our renowned instructors will teach you how to be stronger and more effective in the work you do to change the world.

Erik Simanis

Dr. Erik Simanis is a Partner in the innovation consultancy, TIL Ventures, and core faculty of The Intrapreneur Lab.

Thomas Wolf

Tom Wolf is founder of WolfBrown, a consultancy, and a former lecturer at Harvard University.

Shashi Buluswar

Shashi Buluswar is co-founder and executive director of the Lawrence Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies.

Amr Al-Dabbagh

Founder of Philanthropy U, Amr Al-Dabbagh is the CEO and Chairman of Al-Dabbagh Group, the Founding Chairman of the Stars Foundation and author of the book Omnipreneurship: An Organized Approach to Living a Life of Meaning.


Through our free, dynamic online courses, we provide leaders in the social sector with the tools they need to increase their organization’s impact.