Acumen Blog

Storytelling for Change: Create a Winning Presentation. Change the World.

At +Acumen, our goal is to share tools that can help unleash the full potential of all the aspiring social change leaders in our community. We believe that storytelling is a critical leadership skill and are excited to collaborate with The Ariel Group to offer a 6-week online course, Storytelling for Change, that is free and open to all. Register by January 14 to join the course. Here’s a story from Marica Rizzo, one of our former course participants.  [Read More]

Announcing a New Investment: LabourNet

LabourNet Services India Private Limited (LabourNet) today announced an undisclosed equity investment from Acumen, a pioneering nonprofit global venture firm addressing poverty across South Asia and Africa, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, an organization focused on improving the lives of impoverished children through education and health in the United States, South Africa and India. LabourNet is a leader in the private vocational training & education sector in India, enabling livelihoods via work-integrated job training for informal sector workers in trades such as construction, manufacturing, leather, and beauty among others. [Read More]