Professional Certification In Social Impact Strategies

Silver Award
Questions? Shoot us an email at info@ci4si.org, or call us at 719-985-8354
  • Social Impact Legal Entities
  • Golden Circle Activity
  • Social Impact Business Plan
  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Funding Your Social Impact Business
  • Metrics
  • Ethics in Impact
  • Storytelling
  • Capstone Presentation
Questions? Shoot us an email at info@ci4si.org, or call us at 719-985-8354
Meet the Expert Instructors

Together your two instructors have over 30 years of combined experience in the Social Impact Sector. During your certification courses, your instructors will guide, educate and answer questions on the quickly emerging 4th Sector of the economy, giving you the history, facts and figures to support how and why we’re headed towards an Impact-based economy.

Jonathan Liebert

Founder, CEO and Executive Director

Jonathan founded the Colorado Institute for Social Impact to educate, enhance and organize the emerging 4th Sector of the economy. He believes that Social Impact can evolve capitalism and that Social Impact businesses can inspire other businesses to strive for a higher purpose and bring elegant solutions to social problems.

As a social entrepreneur, Jonathan has spent the last 17 years utilizing business to solve prevalent social issues and serve disadvantaged populations. Jonathan is one of the co-creators of the Peer Navigator Model, an innovative peer support model for the military that was presented to the White House Joining Forces Team and has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Jonathan has a Masters in Counseling Psychology.

Stacey Burns

Founder, VP of Business Innovation

Stacey has been a strong advocate for Social Impact Businesses, veterans’ transition programs, as well as healing through the arts. Stacey was one of the creators of the Military Creative Expressions program in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Stacey is currently working to increase the understanding and measurement of Social Return on Investment (SROI) through CI4SI, a process she has been developing since 2009. Prior to that, she spent over 13 years helping people realize opportunity through Social Enterprise and other programs. Stacey has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education.

About CI4SI.org:

The Colorado Institute for Social Impact (CI4SI), a 501c3, was created as an education-based Social Enterprise created to enhance and organize the 4th Sector of the Economy. CI4SI’s mission is to “Harness Social Impact to accelerate the evolution of business.”


Education and Training, Social Return on Investment (SROI) Assessments, Speaking and Keynote Engagements, Consultation Services, Impact Events and Networking

Colorado Institute for Social Impact has created a certification program that is designed for business owners, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and conscious consumers to experience a program unlike any other. There is a global movement that is embracing businesses that merge mission and margin, purpose and profit. In the CI4SI Certification for Social Impact Strategies, you will experience first-hand how businesses and communities will benefit from the 4th Sector in the next evolution of our economy!

  • Site visits to Social Impact Businesses
  • Courses taught by Social Impact Experts
  • Activities to make your Social Impact idea come to life