Our mission is to provide anyone, anywhere the skills and community to drive social change.

What We Do

+Acumen offers world-class online courses that empower you to think differently, learn collaboratively and join a global community of learners and doers with a burning desire to change the world.

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OUR COURSES

We offer free and low-cost courses aimed at all levels of social change-makers. Browse our courses.

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OUR JOURNAL

We uncover practical insights from a diversity of experts to further your ability to drive social change. Visit the +Acumen Journal.

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OUR COMMUNITY

We create opportunities for our most committed students and volunteers to connect and take action. Get involved.

Our Partners

Together with our partners, we’re democratizing access to the knowledge and tools to build a better world. We are grateful to the following visionaries who are helping empower the leaders of tomorrow.

We Believe In

1. Generosity

Learning is better when it’s shared. Rather than safeguarding our lessons and hiding our failures, we want to put everything we’ve learned into your hands. We have also partnered with organizations and individuals that we admire—from IDEO.org to Seth Godin—to make the best resources accessible to you.

2. Collaboration

Successful ventures are seldom developed by single individuals. Our courses are designed to be completed in teams or in conversation with a larger online community. We want to discard the myth of the solo heroic entrepreneur for a vision of people working together to build great things.

3. Conversation Across Boundaries

Your ability to create breakthrough solutions depends just as much on the breadth of your knowledge as its depth. The voices in our courses will come from leaders across sectors. We’ll introduce you to creative writers alongside marketing gurus, impact investors, and radio hosts.

4. ORDINARY PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

We’re looking for people who want to roll up their sleeves and take charge of their own learning. Together, we push through ambiguity and uncertainty to build new solutions and courageously share our ideas with the world. But first, we need people who can commit to something larger than themselves.

Who We Are

We are a global team of educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, catalysts, community managers and generous volunteers.

Jo-Ann Tan

Jo-Ann Tan

Director

Tomoko Matsukawa

Tomoko Matsukawa

Courses

Amy Ahearn

Amy Ahearn

Courses

Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin

Marketing and Programs

Marica Rizzo

Marica Rizzo

Community

Joshua Maddox Digital Marketing Manager

Joshua Maddox

Marketing

Gail Batutis

Gail Batutis

Data and Systems

OUR EXTENDED TEAM

Incredible volunteers who power our work

Barrett Brooks

Barrett Brooks

Marketing

Heeshma Chhatralia

Heeshma Chhatralia

Community

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen

Community

Paul Jun

Paul Jun

Marketing

Alphan Kirayoglu

Alphan Kirayoglu

Data

Teresa Lee

Teresa Lee

Community

Mario A. Lanao III

Mario A. Lanao III

Data

Irina Savin

Irina Savin

Editor

Hillary Strobel

Hillary Strobel

Editor

James Wu

James Wu

Branding