Optional Field Placement: All training participants are eligible for a 2-12 month stipend placement with a social enterprise in the US or abroad. We’re committed to training and providing talented professionals to grow and assist social enterprises. We have a network of over 300 social enterprises around the world.
The FMS two-week certificate training provides participants with the knowledge and foundational network to launch or advance a career in the field of impact investing and social enterprise management.
FMS instructors are leading practitioners in the impact space and work with organizations that include Omidyar Network, Accion Venture Lab, and Unreasonable Group. Through a combination of lectures and actionable projects, participants walk away with a comprehensive understanding of who the key players are within the impact sector, how to design an innovative, impact-focused business model, and what it takes to implement and scale a social venture.
After completing the intensive, two-week training, FMS participants have the opportunity to become candidates for fellowship positions within social ventures, accelerator programs, or impact funds around the world. Typically full or part-time positions that last up to 12 months, fellowships are aimed at scaling or improving existing processes, addressing pressing business developments, or contributing to sales and marketing needs.
FMS fellows have worked to grow and improve processes for social enterprises around the world during field assignments based in countries such as Brazil, India, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Vietnam, Tanzania, South Africa, and Lebanon.