From Philanthropy to Philanthrocapitalism: Impact Investing with Non-Profits


Core Subject : Sustainable finance

Difficulty : Foundational

Length : Approximately 3-4 hours

Structure :

  • Self-guided course
  • Readings
  • Assessments
  • IIX Institute digital credential

Course Access Period : 90 days

Price : $15

Group rates available. Contact : for more info.


Philanthrocapitalism is unique in its ability to involve a market, for-profit approach to funding creative and practical solutions for the world’s biggest challenges. Understanding philanthrocapitalism can be valuable to practitioners who want to invest and develop the communities that need the most support. This course provides an overview of the world of nonprofits and how they can be best supported to tackle global issues through an organized and measurable approach. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of how impact investing can support non-profit organizations.

Learning Objectives 

  • Gain insights into the intersection between the impact investing and non-profit space
  • Explore how impact investing can support non-profit organizations through loans
  • Walk through a case study of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s (NFF) resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic

Who Should Enroll ?

  • Nonprofit leaders and philanthropists who are keen to carve their own niche in impact investing
  • Corporate and financial professionals looking to create effective partnerships with nonprofits and unlock more capital to create lasting impact

Learning Topics

Module 1

How do Impact Investors work with Nonprofits?

Module 2

Understanding Impact Investors: The Changing Landscape

Module 3

Case Example: The Nonprofit Finance Fund

Key Benefits

Renowned Instructors

Learn from the most recognized innovators in the space

Immediate Applicability

Jumpstart your career in sustainability and discover new answers to old problems

Online, Self-Guided Course

Learn anytime, anywhere with unimitated access for 90 days

IIX Institute digital credential

Earn a verified digital credential from the IIX Institute that can be used as evidence of knowledge acquired


Antony Bugg-Levine

CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Antony Bugg-Levine is CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, one of USA’s leading community development financial institutions. He is also the founding board chair of the Global Impact Investing Network, and convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase “impact investing.” He was previously Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, and co-led the Foundation’s program work focused on impact investing. Prior to joining Rockefeller, he served as the Country Director of TechnoServe in Nairobi, Kenya where he helped to design and implement business solutions to rural poverty. As a former consultant with McKinsey, he advised Fortune 100 clients in the financial services and health care sectors, and helped develop new frameworks for incorporating social dynamics into corporate strategy. He is an associate adjunct professor in the Social Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. He is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Antony received his BA from Yale University and MA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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