“I love how thought provoking the sessions are and how much opportunity there is for self-reflection and personal and professional development. We are incredibly lucky to have that time and space.”Hollie de la Fuente
London October 2019 Associate
“When I started at On Purpose, I had expected to learn a lot about leadership, systems change and social impact .This I am doing in some of the most interesting ways possible. What I did not expect was to completely reevaluate what I thought I was capable of. With expert guidance, challenging insights and radical vision, paths and possibilities have opened up, which, before, I couldn't even see.”Jawad Anjum
London October 2019 Associate
“On Purpose was one of the most fulfilling, enlightening and career-defining years of my life.”Nadia Schweimler
London 2017 Fellow
- Understand the impact sector and commit to its potential to achieve systemic change
- Gain comprehensive professional skills alongside social sector knowledge and experience
- Investigate a range of approaches to financing, scaling and measuring impact
- Exercise and explore your leadership potential and develop a sense of purpose, momentum and direction
Defining and Measuring Impact
What changes do you want to see in the world? How do organisations know if they are realising their mission? Here we first look at defining impact before exploring approaches and tools to measure and evaluate impact.
Financing and Resourcing Impact
Finding funds is an important first step to achieving impact. You explore different types of funding available to purpose-driven organisations, debate their effectiveness and learn how to secure funding.
Given the enormity of the world’s problems, it’s important for impactful organisations to scale. You will learn about different tools and strategies that can enable scaling, and debate if and when they should be used.
The Impact Landscape
You explore the state of the sector: its challenges, opportunities and the different ways people create change on a local, national and global level. Within this landscape, you consider where you as an individual are best placed to create change.
We equip you with a range of approaches to deliver innovative and effective solutions. From traditional problem solving techniques to agile working and human centred design, you broaden your toolkit for tackling complex problems.
If you don’t have a good understanding of yourself, it’s much harder to lead others effectively. Here, you improve your self-awareness and ability to manage your time and energy effectively.
How do you lead a team through uncertainty, challenge, conflict or even opportunity? Here you learn how to create a strong and inclusive organisational culture, listen deeply, and develop others.
Once you’re equipped with tools for leading a team, we’ll look wider. From vision casting to community building, you learn how to mobilise people in society to join you in creating change.