+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.


Social Entrepreneurship

Ever dream of changing the world? Here’s your chance to harness your passion and problem-solving skills to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Learn the ins and outs of social entrepreneurship and discover your personal path to create a meaningful impact in society.

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Design Kit

What is Human-Centered Design, and how can you use the design process to create innovative solutions for change? Acumen has teamed up with IDEO.org to offer this course on the principles of Human-Centered Design. Join us for a real design challenge to discover, ideate, and create a prototype through this course.

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Storytelling for Change

Change leaders see the world’s potential, and tell powerful stories that inspire action. Learn how to use the power of story to connect with your audience whether you’re in a meeting with one person or in a presentation to hundreds.

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Keystone Partners

Senior Partners

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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.






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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.

“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


“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


“+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


“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


“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


“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


“+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

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“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