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Building Corporate Partnerships

In partnership with the International Youth Foundation

About this course

Building partnerships with business can leverage your assets into more growth and more impact for your organization. Whether you're seeking funding, in-kind donations, or marketing and distribution partnerships, the business development process we'll go over in this course will help you build powerful partnerships with business.

Jesse Sleamaker (Founder of School for Change) and Jim Peirce (VP of Strategic Planning and Outreach for International Youth Foundation) teach how to assess your value to businesses, make concise and compelling pitches for partnering, and build a process for business development. Learn how to pick potential partners and make compelling asks. You'll see how corporate partnerships can fit into your organization's larger financial architecture, and understand the advantages and pitfalls of partnering with business.

Course Details

Video Lessons: 19

Total Video Length: 1:15

Estimated Activity Time: 1:30

Total Course Length: 2:45


Jesse Sleamaker
Jesse Sleamaker

Jesse is the founder of School for Change. His work focuses on using community building, business, design, and technology to help people learn skills to drive social and environmental change across sectors. Jesse is an experienced student experience designer and product manger for online and blended learning experiences. Before founding SFC, Jesse directed education initiatives at Impact Hub Bay Area, a community of entrepreneurs, activists, and artists. He is involved in leading initiatives for self-directed learning through the Bay Area Open Masters' program. . His experience includes student advocacy, fisheries conservation at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and sustainability strategy for the National Park Service. Jesse has a B.A. from Northwestern University and a Masters in Environment and International Development from Cambridge University.

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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