A University Reimagined
Our mission with Acumen Academy is to unleash a new generation of social innovators and leaders with the determination and grit to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. It’s a place where we define success not on how the privileged fare but on how the poor, vulnerable and the earth are treated.
Acumen Academy is unique. It’s a place where new role-models and business models are created and celebrated. Where competence meets character, practical skills meet moral imagination and urgency meets action. Acumen Academy serves a community of social innovators and builders who are willing to embrace the challenge of solving the world’s toughest problems and provides the practical tools, practices and resources needed to create new solutions for an interdependent world. Ultimately, our shared ethos, our commitment to life-long accompaniment and the unleashing of human energy within our communities will serve a future for all of us.
Our challenge-based courses and master classes are designed to help you build practical skills to drive change in your community and your business.
Join hundreds of Fellows and a committed local cohort of leaders intent on building an inclusive, just and sustainable world.
Our Accelerators are intensive cohort-based sprints that delve deep into practices for scaling your business and taking your leadership to the next level.
journey of social change
Build practical skills to drive change in your community
The Path of Moral Leadership
Join Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen, along with hundreds of other social entrepreneurs, to unlock the most important principles Acumen has learned from more than 20 years working with leaders who are breaking boundaries and improving how the poor, the vulnerable, and the earth are treated.
Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
This hands-on course will introduce entrepreneurial mindsets and practical tactics for bringing your fundraising efforts to the next level. You will learn how to select funders and revenue streams that are the right fit for your nonprofit.
Doing what’s right in a world that loves easy
We serve a community of social innovators and builders who are willing to embrace the challenge of solving the world’s toughest problems. Acumen Academy provides the practical tools, practices and resources needed to create new solutions for an interdependent world.