Mastering
Social Impact

Everything you need to know to turn an idea 
into a successful business or social venture.

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Learn how to use your unique skills and passions to do something meaningful

Understand success and failure and become empowered by your expriences

Earn profits, find funding, and ensure sustainable revenue and succeed as an entrepreneur

Enroll in this course to learn how to:

FEATURES

MENTORSHIP

Connect with mentors from the Social Impact world who can offer support & advice

COMMUNITY

Join a network of like-minded people who share your passions and are on a similar journey

HOMEWORK

Fill out valuable worksheets to help you apply the lessons to practical applications for your business

100% FREE & FLEXIBLE

Learn at your own pace. Anywhere, any time. No cost or hidden fees.

MEET YOUR MENTORS

Orly Wahba

Orly Wahba started a non-profit called Life Vest Inside. She runs kindness programs in 50+ countries and her kindness boomerang film has been seen by over 100 million people.

Uri Levine
Uri Levine

Uri Levine is an Israeli entrepreneur. He co-founded Waze, a traffic and navigation app, acquired by Google in June 2013 for more than $1.1 billion. He is also the Co-Founder of FeeX.

Kira Radinsky​
Kira Radinsky

Kira Radinsky is a Ukraine-born Israeli computer scientist, inventor and entrepreneur, specializing in predictive data mining. She gained recognition after being selected by the MIT Technology Review to the "35 Innovators Under 35" list. She is the CTO and Co-Founder of SalesPredict.

Daniel Lubetzky​
Daniel Lubetzky

Daniel Lubetzky is a businessman, philanthropist, author, and founder and executive chairman of KIND Snacks. KIND's value proposition is about being "Kind to your body, your taste buds and your world." Kind has become the fastest-growing snack company in the US.

Diane Hessan

Diane Hessan is an award-winning entrepreneur, innovator, author and columnist. She is the founder and Chairman of C Space - the first company to leverage social media to help major brands get insight and inspiration from consumers. Diane consolidated her investment and advisory work into a new company called Salient Ventures, which helps accelerate the next generation of tech startup companies.

Seth Goldman

Seth Goldman is an American businessman. He is the former CEO of Honest Tea which he co-founded in 1998 with his former business professor, Barry Nalebuff. Goldman is the executive chairman of Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein company based in El Segundo, California.

Ben Fischman
Ben Fischman

Ben Fischman is consumer brand biz royalty, having started and sold Lids Sports Group, Rue La La, and SmartBargains.com before launching D2C shoe brand M.Gemi. CEO Ben Fischman chats rapid scale, the future of retail, and building a strong brand.

REVIEWS

"The WIZDM online Masterclass provided me with professional insight and training that helped me grow as a social entrepreneur."
Saulie H.
Mastering social impact is really well done. It takes you through the process of coming up with an idea, discovering the "why" and working through the "how." These are skills you'll use for the rest of your life. I learned a tremendous amount from this course.
Akiva Gersh, Professor Hebrew U and lead educator Nitzavim Fellowship

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Lesson 1: Welcome to Social Impact
  • Lesson 2: Playing the Long Game
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Success and Failure
  • Lesson 4: Foundations for Success
  • Lesson 5: Dare to Dream
  • Lesson 6: Getting to Know Your Mentor
  • Lesson 7: Creating your Vision Board
  • Lesson 8: The Value of a Mentor
  • Lesson 1: Discovering Your Passion
  • Lesson 2: Why is Passion So Important?
  • Lesson 3: The Passion Test
  • Lesson 4: Discovering Your WHY
  • Lesson 5: What’s in Your Suitcase?
  • Lesson 6: Imagine the Possibilities
  • Lesson 7: Filling the Need
  • Lesson 8: Models of Impact
  • Lesson 9: Identifying the Need
  • Lesson 10: Be Curious
  • Lesson 11: Just Do It
  • Lesson 12: Start Small
  • Lesson 13: Writing the Problem Statement
  • Lesson 1: Defining Your Target Audience
  • Lesson 2: Creating a Target Market Profile
  • Lesson 3: Testing the Viability of Your Idea
  • Lesson 4: Reaching Out to Others in Your Industry
  • Lesson 5: Polls and Surveys
  • Lesson 6: Research Your Competition
  • Lesson 7: Different Types of Competitors
  • Lesson 8: More Research Analysis
  • Lesson 9: Developing Your SWOT Analysis
  • Lesson 10: The Starbucks SWOT Analysis
  • Lesson 1: Mission vs. Vision
  • Lesson 2: Developing Your Mission Statement
  • Lesson 3: Developing Your Vision Statement
  • Lesson 4: Defining the Vision
  • Lesson 5: Building Your MVP
  • Lesson 6: Building Your MVP Part II
  • Lesson 7: Setting Measurable Goals & Metrics
  • Lesson 8: Setting Measurable Goals & Milestones
  • Lesson 9: Developing a Business Plan
  • Lesson 10: Executive Summary
  • Lesson 11: Opportunity & Management
  • Lesson 12: The Execution
  • Lesson 13: Financial Plan
  • Lesson 14: Expenses & Revenue
  • Lesson 15: Appendix
  • Lesson 16: Becoming Pitch Perfect
  • Lesson 17: The Elevator Pitch
  • Lesson 18: Elevator Pitch Breakdown
  • Lesson 19: Connecting Through Storytelling
  • Lesson 1: Brand Identity
  • Lesson 2: Branding Strategy
  • Lesson 3: Branding Guidelines
  • Lesson 4: Brand Authenticity
  • Lesson 5: What’s Your Story
  • Lesson 6: Brand Values
  • Lesson 7: Brand Differentiation
  • Lesson 8: What’s in a Name?
  • Lesson 9: Brand Personality
  • Lesson 10: Make Commitments
  • Lesson 11: Creating a Website
  • Lesson 12: Functionality Guidebook
  • Lesson 1: Building a Strong Team
  • Lesson 2: Qualities of a Good Leader
  • Lesson 3: Build Your Dream Team
  • Lesson 4: The Orchestra Conductor
  • Lesson 5: Qualities of a Good Team
  • Lesson 6: Creating a Healthy Work Environment
  • Lesson 7: Hiring the Wrong People
  • Lesson 8: Creating a Culture
  • Lesson 9: Workplace Culture
  • Lesson 10: Setting the Tone
  • Lesson 11: Growing Your Network
  • Lesson 1: Funding Options
  • Lesson 2: Pitching Investors
  • Lesson 3: Selling Your Vision
  • Lesson 4: Joining an Incubator
  • Lesson 5: Grants and Community Funds
  • Lesson 6: Crowdfunding
  • Lesson 7: Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign
  • Lesson 8: Running a Successful Campaign
  • Lesson 9: Fundraising is an Art
  • Thinking About the Future

FAQ

The Social Impact Initiative is a place for teens and young adults from all backgrounds to gain the tools, skills, and mentorship to become successful business leaders and social entrepreneurs who can effectuate meaningful change and increase kindness in the world. Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to develop a successful business idea, test your idea, create a strategic plan, build your team, and establish a strong brand and marketing strategy.

You don’t need to have a great idea already. We will teach you the process of coming up with a great idea and how to bring it into reality.

Yes! This course is 100% free. It is funded by a generous philanthropist who is dedicated to furthering the success of Jewish youth.

Throughout this course, you’ll hear directly from our mentors about their experiences in coming up with their own initiatives and the challenges they faced along the way. Also, by joining this course, you’ll get free access to our online community where you can post questions and get advice and support from mentors to help you along your journey.

The course includes about 6 hours worth of video content, in addition to many projects and homework assignments that will help you apply the lessons to your own business or initiative idea. How quickly you complete those assignments is pretty individual and up to you.

This course is completely asynchronous, which means you can watch the videos and answer the questions on your own time, whenever works best for you.

The Social Impact Initiative is designed for middle school, high school, or college students. The course is not just for the “elite” few students who have super creative and ambitious ideas; it’s for everyone – because everyone can make an impact.

Of course! Going through this program can help you tap into discovering your passion. Once you discover your passion, you just may stumble on an idea to impact positive change that’s been inside of you this whole time.

Great question! Once you complete the course you’ll receive an official Certificate of Completion that will look awesome when applying for college. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule a virtual meeting with one of our mentors to share your thoughts, ask questions and perhaps receive advice on a current project you’re working on or thinking of working on.

 

Great question! After you’ve completed the course, you’ll have the opportunity to submit your idea and participate in a SharkTank-like competition for the chance to win a micro grant, mentorship and prizes. You can also utilize our community for support as you embark on your journey to launch your idea.

Yes. We also offer a course called Mastering Social Impact which is a more intense class that provides the “meat and potatoes” of taking an idea and bringing it to life. The course is broken into 6 Modules from developing an idea, to market and industry analysis, to brand identity, program development, team building, fundraising and more. At the end of each Module, you’ll receive a worksheet which will help you put what you’ve learned into practice.

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Mastering Social Impact

Everything you need to know to turn an idea into a successful business or social venture.

Mastering Social Impact

Everything you need to know to turn an idea into a successful business or social venture.

Already have a Wizdm account?

Awesome!
You're all set!

Start Learning

PS. Want to connect with friends and mentors who also want to make an impact? Check out our exclusive online community.