+Acumen is a growing network of emerging leaders from all over the world

We created +Acumen to give people a meaningful way to “add Acumen” to their lives. Learn through online courses or volunteer and network through our chapters. You could even create and lead a new chapter in your city. The world needs you to lead. This is your invitation.

Leadership Courses

Our courses will equip you with tools to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

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Acumen Leadership Essentials

A brief introduction to Acumen’s leadership model. This course will give you a taste of the training Acumen’s Global and Regional Fellows receive.

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Fellows Post-it Training

Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

Produced in partnership with IDEO.org. Learn the basics of human-centered design and start to apply these tools in solving some of the world’s challenges.

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Storytelling for Change

Produced in partnership with Ariel Group. Practice powerful storytelling techniques that can help you move people to action in both small and large group settings.

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+Acumen Chapters

+Acumen chapters are self-organized, volunteer-run groups that actively support Acumen’s mission to change the way the world tackles poverty.

20

Chapters
Worldwide

90+

Events
Worldwide

$360K

Raised for
Acumen

Find a Chapter in Your City

Featured Event

Vancouver

15 May

4th Annual DIGNITY VANCOUVER

PORTSIDE PUB

 DIGNITYVANCOUVER Celebrating the interconnectedness...

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Featured Event

30 May

Open Table: Disruptive Development Series #1 "Poor Economics"

IMPACT HUB SEOUL

The very first event organized by Seoul+Acumen Chapter!...

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Featured Event

San Francisco

28 Apr

Innovative Affordable Housing Solutions for Low-Income Populations

SKIDMORE OWINGS & MERRILL LLP

  Join us for  panel on the topic of: Innovative...

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+Acumen Leaders

Passionately curious volunteers from all around the world who are learning with Acumen and helping to inspire their communities.

“The Acumen community is one of great role models. I am challenged and inspired to reflect on how my work contributes to something beyond myself and to lead from a place of purpose.”

-Mark McCoy
Vancouver+Acumen

“Let the fireworks begin! Volunteering with Acumen has really been quite an experience. I've done community service in the past, but never with such insight and innovation.”

-Mohammed Al Saadoun
Riyadh+Acumen

“+Acumen volunteering goes beyond fundraising and community building—it's also an opportunity to develop key leadership skills such as self-awareness, empathy, and moral imagination”

-Cristina Celis
New York+Acumen

“What I love most about +Acumen is interacting with different people, through the chapter team and our events, who share a common vision to bring change to the developing world.”

-Anna Tuveson
London+Acumen

“The role of +Acumen cannot be expressed in one single way, but rather as a platform and support for people who want to turn their ideas into actions.”

-Eriko (Atsumi) Yagi
Tokyo+Acumen

“+Acumen enriches my life in ways I hadn’t anticipated. It challenges my thinking on poverty alleviation & leadership and inspires me to do my best to give back in my own way.”

-Natasha D'Souza
Dubai+Acumen

“You will never know what you are capable of unless you try. Be brave enough to be vulnerable and humble. Accept who you truly are, yet always strive to know yourself better. ”

-Raseel Sehmi
Vancouver+Acumen

“Volunteering with +Acumen gives me a rich community of friends, partners, teachers, & role models who care about the poor. I'm learning to lead & to fight the problems of poverty.”

-Stefan Mustain
Chicago+Acumen