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Learn how we advance the field of social impact by educating and inspiring marketers, communicators, fundraisers and journalists to work together.

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Dive into our applied storytelling research to learn how to build stories that create emotion and drive social impact.

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Hear our exclusive interview with Dr. Jane Goodall about how she uses social impact strategy to drive her iconic work.

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Learn more about how we bring Georgetown University’s values to life by working within the School of Continuing Studies.

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What We Do

Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication is a research and action center dedicated to increasing social impact through the power of marketers, communicators, fundraisers and journalists working together. As part of the University’s School of Continuing Studies, the Center accomplishes its mission of educating and inspiring practitioners and students through applied research, graduate courses, community collaborations and thought leadership.

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Our Impact

The Center inspires practitioners and graduate students to define their purpose so they can create impact within their organizations and for our global community.

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Storytellers Trained

Cause Consultants Trained

Through courses and projects, our graduate students have provided 102K hours of pro-bono service worth $14M to socially oriented organizations across sectors. And the numbers keep growing.

Social impact practitioners across the globe have become strategic storytellers thanks to our signature research and trainings.

We’ve built a global community of integrated changemakers through our signature graduate course, Cause Consulting, offered by Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

Our Team

We’re researchers, educators and strategists who believe that igniting the joint power of marketers, communicators, fundraisers and journalists leads to great results.

From Our Magazine

The Blur shares actionable insights from social impact thinkers at Georgetown University and beyond.

CSR Matters: To “B” or Not to “B”… A Better Way to Do Business

CSR Matters: To “B” or Not to “B”… A Better Way to Do Business

by Ryan Rudominer, Change Agent, Senior Communications Strategist, and Branding Expert This post originally appeared on Huffington ...

Riding the Train: The Importance of Meaning in Nonprofit Stories

Riding the Train: The Importance of Meaning in Nonprofit Stories

by Michael Selissen In her book, Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen, filmmaker and teacher Sheila Curran Bernard ...

Five Deal-Breaking Mistakes When Writing a Fundraising Letter

Five Deal-Breaking Mistakes When Writing a Fundraising Letter

by Gloria Kopp Writing letters is an integral part to fundraising. You understand the cause you’re working towards and the need ...

Three Steps to Recruit Advocates Using Digital Advertising

Three Steps to Recruit Advocates Using Digital Advertising

by Sarah Pettit Digital advertising isn’t just for big-name corporate sales anymore. It offers nonprofits and advocacy groups enormous ...

CSR Matters: Now is the Time for Purpose-Driven Companies to Lead

CSR Matters: Now is the Time for Purpose-Driven Companies to Lead

by Ryan Rudominer If you believed Donald Trump’s election as President would bring about less pressure on companies to maintain their ...

Customer Service Training for Volunteers: Why and How

Customer Service Training for Volunteers: Why and How

by H. E. James, MBA Take a look at the volunteers at your nonprofit.  They come from varied personal and professional backgrounds.  ...

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