A Guide to Fundraising Readiness and Impact Management for Early Stage Enterprises

About this Course

More than 90% (70+ million) of all Asian businesses are SMEs contributing 7 out of 10 jobs (overall) in their region, and majority furthering at least one of the SDGs (World Bank SME Finance, 2022). However, most early stage Impact Enterprises (IEs) have limited opportunities to access investments especially when they are looking to scale and/or deepen their impact framework. IEs can benefit if they can combine their fundraising mix with catalytic financing (non-equity dilution funds) as well as commercial mainstream capital. For investors, this also opens up exciting opportunities to enjoy more favourable conditions while engaging with impact enterprises. This short course will highlight basic concepts that IEs can apply in terms of their commercial viability, impact management and measurement, instrument advisory via the innovative finance toolkit, and offer tailored support for IEs to engage with investors during early fundraising rounds. The course models after the Biniyog Briddhi program, a multi year impact advisory project in Bangladesh by Roots of Impact.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how investors evaluate companies during initial calls and identify the key screening elements necessary for an effective pitch deck presentation.
  • Understand the importance of keeping data rooms and learn how to organize essential business, financial, and legal documents  for potential investors as part of the due diligence process.
  • Gain an introduction to Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) principles and explore their potential for transforming company goals.
  • Get guidance in the step-by-step process for impact planning.


Module 1: Fundraising Readiness (Screening, Completing Transactions)

  • Screening, PItching and Due Diligence Readiness
  • Completing Transaction & Post Investment Activities

Module 2: Impact Measurement & Measurement (IMM) and Impact Planning

  • Intro to Impact Measurement & Management
  • Planning for Impact

IIX Impact Institute Certificate

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will have 90-days of access to each course. All of our courses are self-paced. Within the 90-day period, you have full control over how quickly you want to learn or how many times you want to revisit a certain lecture or reading, even after completing all modules. 

Upon completing all modules (clicking “Mark Complete” after every module), you must complete the final quiz with a minimum score of 70% to earn a digital credential from IIX Institute. Once these conditions are met, our team will send you instructions to access your digital credential to your IIX Institute registered e-mail.

No. Your 90-day access includes the chance to retake your final quiz as many times as you need within that period. You do not have to repurchase the course or start the materials all over again!

Regardless of your current profession or experience in the impact space, you will always have a seat in the IIX Institute classroom. We encourage learners new to the field to start with courses listed under our “For Beginners” learning path. 

To see our courses organized by topics, you can use the search and filter options in the Course Catalog page, or Explore Courses dropdown menu. Each course has a short description and summary of the learning objectives to provide visibility into the main topics and themes.

However, we are always striving to meet the needs of impact professionals, so if you have an idea for a topic you want to share with us, we encourage you to reach out at iixinstitute@iixglobal.com!

Yes! We have created customized trainings for a wide array of organizations, tailoring the content and instructors to each organization’s region, unique  challenges, and opportunities. To inquire more about corporate trainings with the IIX Institute, please send us an email at iixinstitute@iixglobal.com with the subject “Inquiry: Corporate Training”.