Philanthropy University

Philanthropy University

Grow your skills. Grow your impact.

Philanthropy University is a global initiative with a tremendous goal: providing free online education to social change-makers working to make the world a better place.

Through free, dynamic online courses, Philanthropy University arms leaders in the social sector with the tools they need to grow their knowledge--and their impact.

Featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review:
New MOOCs for Rising Leaders
Within one month of its launch, Philanthropy U had attracted more than 200,000 students from 150 countries.

Philanthropy University is powered by Berkeley-Haas. Our faculty will assist in shaping the curricula, teach courses, source faculty from other top universities and integrate our Global Social Venture Competition with this initiative.

In its first phase, Philanthropy University is providing these seven key courses that cover the fundamentals of what it takes to have a significant social impact. Details on the courses and enrollment information are available at the Philanthropy University site.

Philanthropy University Courses

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Philanthropy U: Magnet for Aspiring Leaders Worldwide
Philanthropy University, the free online global training program social sector leaders, has attracted 200,000 users from 193 nations in its first six months.


Key supporters in developing and providing Philanthropy University to the world include:

CSSL NovoEd Berkeley-Haas Philanthropy University


Philanthropy University is sponsored by Philanthropy U, Inc., a registered non-profit, and is not a degree or diploma granting, nor credit bearing program. Learners receive a a statement of accomplishment and certificate for course completion, but are not entitled to earn college or other academic credit.. Learn more at