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Your Path to a Meaningful Career in Social Impact.


Impact Leadership is a 12-week virtual training program (+ 12 weeks of Project Management!) for recent grads and young professionals passionate about leading a successful career in the social impact space.

Are you a recent grad passionate about making a meaningful difference in the world? Do you find yourself grappling with the challenges of breaking into the social impact space (and lacking the hands-on experience to take on the competition)?


Your transferrable skills are NEEDED within the impact space. The Impact Leadership program ensures you have the space to align your passions with your skills through a transformative learning experience designed to help you step into a leadership role within an impact organization.

So, why Hara Academy rather than an expensive post-secondary program?

Well, you get to take the wheel of your impact career. Over 12 weeks, we will dive into the education, resources, and mentorship needed to kickstart your journey towards a fulfilling career in social impact. Through interactive virtual sessions, guest speakers, and hands-on projects, you will learn the foundations of social impact, holistic problem-solving, theories of change, conscious leadership, fundraising, project management...well, everything you need to thrive as an impact leader.

At the end of your 12 weeks of virtual learning, you'll be connected to a project within a community impact organization aligned with your career goals so you can put your learnings to practice. By the end of the program, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the social impact sector and the skills necessary to start a successful career. You will have developed a professional network, built practical skills in real-world projects, and gained guidance from experienced mentors. With our support, you will be equipped to pursue your passion for social impact and make a tangible difference in people's lives.

Your Program Curriculum

Week 1: Foundations of Social Impact

  • Introduction to the field of social impact

  • Understanding the importance of social impact through transformative action

  • Exploring different types of social impact organizations and initiatives

  • Learning about current trends and challenges in the social impact sector

Week 4: Theories of Change

  • Introduction to the purpose of theories of change

  • Understanding how change happens at individual, organizational, and societal levels

  • Evaluating the effectiveness and applicability of different theories of change

  • Applying theories of change to social impact projects

Week 7: Marketing and Brand Storytelling

  • Introduction to marketing principles for social impact organizations

  • Crafting compelling narratives for social impact projects

  • Utilizing digital marketing tools and platforms

  • Creating effective brand storytelling strategies

Week 10: Project Management Part 1

  • Introduction to project management principles and methodologies

  • Setting goals, defining project scope, and creating timelines

  • Establishing effective project teams and roles

  • Monitoring and evaluating project progress

Week 2: Holistic Problem Solving

  • Developing a holistic approach to problem-solving

  • Identifying and analyzing complex social issues

  • Collaborative brainstorming and ideation techniques

  • Applying design thinking principles to social impact projects

Week 5: Conscious Leadership

  • Exploring the principles of conscious leadership

  • Developing self-awareness and emotional intelligence

  • Building effective communication and collaboration skills

  • Understanding the ethical and responsible aspects of leadership in social impact

Week 8: Fundraising and Grant Writing

  • Understanding the fundraising landscape in the social impact sector

  • Identifying funding opportunities and sources

  • Developing grant writing skills and techniques

  • Building relationships with donors and sponsors

Week 11: Project Management Part 2

  • Developing risk management and contingency plans

  • Implementing project tracking and reporting systems

  • Addressing challenges and adapting project plans

  • Applying project management skills to social impact initiatives

Week 3: Skills for Social Impact

  • Assessing individual skills and strengths

  • Exploring ways to align personal interests with social impact goals

  • Identifying opportunities for skill utilization in the social impact sector

  • Building a personal action plan for skill development and service

Week 6: Conflict Resolution and Negotiations

  • Strategies for conflict resolution in social impact settings

  • Building negotiation skills for effective collaboration

  • Managing and mitigating conflicts within teams and stakeholders

  • Addressing power dynamics and promoting inclusivity in conflict resolution

Week 9: Holistic Wellness

  • Recognizing the importance of holistic wellness in social impact work

  • Strategies for self-care, stress management, and resilience

  • Exploring mindfulness and wellness practices

  • Balancing personal and professional well-being in social impact careers

Week 12: Resume and Portfolio Building

  • Crafting an impactful resume and cover letter for social impact careers

  • Showcasing relevant experience, skills, and achievements

  • Building an online portfolio to highlight social impact work

  • Strategies for networking and job search in the social impact sector

Meet your lead facilitator

Jazzmine Raine leads from a background of over 10 years in project management, social impact, and experiential education. She is the proud founder of Hara House, India's first zero waste guesthouse and tourism organization, and has been recognized globally for her work in the sustainable tourism sector.


Her diverse career has spanned across multiple countries with a strategic focus on providing young people the tools and knowledge needed to solve global challenges. With a love for storytelling and building social impact, she thrives when coaching students and young professionals in leading new, innovative ideas.


Jazzmine has been a key leader in many unique social projects such as Causeartist, Sustainable Travel Network, Studio.89 and Hara World. In her spare time, you will find her writing short stories and drinking chai on her balcony at 8000ft in the Himalayas.

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“I didn’t have any real experience apart from working on a few sustainable event projects. I was in the financial services sector at the time where there wasn’t much opportunity to use my creative soft and hard skills. And that’s when I realised I didn’t want to be in the financial sector anymore!


Working with Hara World was my first introduction to the social enterprise space. With no formal education in social impact, they made it easy and accessible to learn new terminology, build an international community of like-minded people, and how to align my passion for sustainable living with my career.


After my time with Hara World, I felt so confident applying for roles in the social impact space. Now, I am interning in social impact consulting with Deloitte and pursuing my masters in sustainability management.”

Prakriti, Bikaner
2020 Intern

"My experience in this course has been very insightful, inspiring and self-challenging. I am especially grateful for Jazzmine's energy. She has the power to influence everyone around her with so much positivity, inclusivity and motivation. She has been so supportive and resourceful throughout my experience with Hara Academy. The team ensures everyone is looked after- mentally and in any resource ever required. The course has inspired me to look within and nurture myself as the kind of leader I would want to be. It has also given me a chance to speak in a safe space and share my views and ideas with like-minded individuals and change-makers. I am very grateful and honoured to be a part of this amazing community that Hara World is building and would highly recommend people who would like to build their careers dedicated for the good, to join this community and the courses they provide. It will open your life to opportunities in social entrepreneurship under the mentorship of experienced leaders!" 

Tamanna, New Delhi
Spring 2022 Participant

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The Hara Factor

Gain In-Depth Knowledge

Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the social impact sector, its challenges, and current trends.

Personalized Guidance

Receive individualized mentorship to support your career development and navigate the unique challenges of the social impact sector.

Practical Skill Development

Develop essential skills in problem-solving, project management, conflict resolution, branding, and more, through hands-on exercises and real-world projects.

Holistic Approach

Understand the importance of holistic wellness and learn strategies for maintaining work-life balance and personal well-being.

Access to Expertise

Learn from experienced professionals and guest speakers who have made significant contributions in the social impact field.

Increase Employability

Enhance your resume, portfolio, and interview skills, making you a competitive candidate for social impact job opportunities.

Network Opportunities

Connect with like-minded individuals, build a professional network, and form valuable relationships with mentors, potential collaborators, and employers.

Make a Difference

Channel your passion and skills into meaningful work that creates positive change in society.


Help shape a better future through the power of social impact.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling and purposeful career
as your step into a brand new year.

Fill out an application and a member of Hara World will be in touch to schedule a program interview.
Program Fee: $60
0CAD | 37,000INR
Sliding scale and payment plans are availa
ble upon request

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