Secure Essential Support To Empower Your Social Enterprise

Start with Impact coaching program

Join our 6-module program to gain confidence and build clarity for your strategy to grow a successful and impactful social enterprise. With our comprehensive program, you’ll receive the necessary tools and knowledge to bring your vision to life while growing your support network. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for the next steps in your entrepreneurial journey.

The next cohort starts on September 16, 2024.

coaching for social enterprises and social impact leaders

Find the right balance between
your impact strategy and business growth

Do you:

  • Struggle to find the right balance between purpose and profit?
  • Invest too much time and resources for little impact and stakeholder support?
  • Need to refresh your social enterprise goals for the next level of success?
  • Feel overwhelmed trying to balance day-to-day operations and long-term planning?
  • Experience challenges in getting recognized as a mission-focused social enterprise?

Start with Impact can help! We work together to address these challenges and build strategic next steps for your vision.

You are a great fit:

  • Leader of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization 
  • Focus on both generating revenue and impact
  • 1-5 years in operation with existing programs or sales from products/services
  • Represent a commitment to serve underserved communities and/or the environment
  • Open to innovation in social enterprise models and scaling

What to expect from the coaching program?

Start with Impact helps you to build on your commitment to sustainable impact and leadership for your social enterprise with:

Strategic planning to streamline, grow and amplify impact

Coaching to share your vision with a growing network of supporters

Dedicated resources, proven methodologies and templates

Reflection, accountability and encouragement with peers

Each cohort brings together a small curated group of social enterprise leaders to work through the program together and share ideas in a safe space.

We work together in 2-hour virtual coaching sessions over the course of 6 weeks. The course is designed for busy entrepreneurs so there is no required pre-work or homework for any of the session.

The Modules

The problem and systems for impact

Get a deeper understanding of systems and their complexities, why problems occur and persist, and how to navigate them with an effective intervention for impact

Customers, revenue and funding

Define your key opportunities for diversified, sustainable streams of revenue and funding to ensure that your enterprise can be resilient and meet its growth targets

Meaningful community engagement

Identify key stakeholders in the system, understand their needs and challenges, and plan how to engage them in your mission with meaningful roles

Aligning operations to core mission

Build your mission and values into all aspects of your organization for maximum impact, including research and design, human resources, supply chain, marketing and more

Activities, costs and outcomes

Apply goal setting and cost management techniques to expand your vision for impact into the day-to-day activities of your organization and desired outcomes for impact

Sharing your impact story

Combine research, powerful data analysis and storytelling to raise awareness, inspire supporters and promote your progress as an impact-driven and efficient organization

coaching as building blocks for creating your social enterprise

Our participants say...

Our participants say...

Your Network of Support

social impact and social enterprise coaches

Working with innovators and changemakers is a unique experience. The excitement, energy and commitment you bring to your work is unmatched.

We understand that it is challenging to focus on your goals with shifting priorities while setting new boundaries and expectations for your team. Sustained change is possible with a plan.

We are passionate about social impact and have cumulative experience of 25 years in supporting social enterprises to take the next steps for success and enjoy the journey.

– Zahra Qureshi and Brooke Gordon
Social entrepreneurs, coaches and creators of Start with Impact

Ready to move your social enterprise journey forward?

Thank you for your interest in our coaching program! Our current cohort is running from April 15, 2024 to June 3, 2024. We will be announcing dates and times for our upcoming cohort soon.

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Register now - limited spots available

The next cohort will begin Monday, September 16, 2024 and runs till Monday, November 4, 2024. 6 virtual sessions will take place from 5pm to 7pm EST on Zoom over an 8-week period. Session dates for our Fall 2024 are on Mondays: Sep. 16, Sep. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.

Investment to participate: $595 plus tax

Use code “IMPACT031” to claim your 15% off early-bird discount. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

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