Organizational Management for Social Entrepreneurs – Syllabus


Organizational Management for Social Entrepreneurs, Spring 2022

Facilitators: Dr. Victor Bull & Dr. Vilma Seeberg

Welcome Participants! Thank you for registering for the virtual course. We’re so glad you’re here!

Save the Dates

Our live online sessions will take place via Zoom on:

Wednesdays, January 19 – April 6, 7:00pm – 9:00pm EST / 6:00pm – 8:00 pm CST

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We encourage you to block this time off in your calendars now so that you can join us live.

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Late Registration

If you know anyone who would like to take the course, they can register no later than Jan. 25 one day before the 2nd class session. The link to share for with them to register is

You can catch up on material on the password-protected Materials Library

The password for the Materials Library Page is nzuj7qNC


The host will allow in participants up to 10 minutes late.

Absences and Attendance

We strongly encourage you to attend the live sessions (they are designed to be highly interactive), and in addition, we will record each live meeting and circulate the recording to all course participants within 36 hours after the meeting so you can watch them on your own time.

Due to the highly interactive nature of the course, we must restrict graduating with a certificate, and eligibility for the bonus resources grant-writing offer, to those who will attend all but 2 of the 12-course sessions, except for medical allowances.

Please inform the facilitators or prior to any necessary absences.

Technical Issues

CLI Staff will be online 10 minutes before each session. The workshop begins promptly at the start time, so please log in to zoom by 5 minutes before at the very latest — this will allow us time to address any technological concerns.

Late participants may not be able to receive tech help for the session.

All students will be muted upon entry to the class. To participate you will need to unmute yourself.

If you wish to ask a question, you can raise your hand by (1.) clicking Reactions on the bottom taskbar and (2.) by clicking Raise Hand.

You can use the chat room for sidebars, questions for the instructors, and additional materials that may be provided during class.

All sessions will be recorded and stored on the password-protected Materials Library Page and available to all students past and present.

We will have breakout sessions during class sessions. Students will be randomly assigned to different breakout groups.

What to expect

Each class session of this online course will include an interactive virtual session where you will learn via real-world experiences and scenarios from our experienced instructors,

You will connect with your peers in small group virtual breakout sessions, under the direction of a facilitating faculty member, and walk away with a plan that you can put into immediate action.

This course will also include self-paced online resources and key recommendations for the next steps.


Upon completion of this course, you will have had practice and should be able to:

  • Envision the broader needs of your own organization regarding business sustainability and social justice impact
  • Use tools and strategies of organizational management
  • Create a supportive creative environment using social justice practices in administration and programs
  • Integrate legal and financial responsibilities into operations
  • Formulate and carry out marketing plans
  • Develop and pursue a fundraising strategy
  • Conduct an evaluation of the impact of programs
  • Build a functioning Board
  • Experience and arrange partnerships and collaborations
  • Continue to explore resources in the nonprofit world


This brings us to the end of the overview of the “Organizational Management for Social Entrepreneurs” virtual course. We hope that you now have a better sense of what to expect!

Should you have any questions about the course, please feel free to send them to your course facilitator at