CASE in the News

CASE has been in the news again recently – some snippets below!

The Obama Administration’s Social Innovation Fund“:
A great interview with Paul Carttar, Director of the Social Innovation Fund, in which he provides an overview of the work of the SIF and his thoughts on the US social innovation sector.  Paul also mentions CASE in a list of “noteworthy developments” in the social innovation sector:

The creation of ambitious academic programs like the Harvard Social Enterprise Initiative, Stanford’s Center for Social Innovation, and Duke’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship that not only espouse the core principles of social innovation but have also conspicuously embraced the “brand.”

Greg Dees quoted in “Social Entrepreneurship and the Next Generation of Giving
The Washington Post recently published an article on social entrepreneurship with quotes from CASE’s founder, Greg Dees.

The rise of nonprofit collaboration stems from a society-wide sense that social problems need innovative solutions that are not likely to emerge from the government, said Greg Dees, co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University during a phone interview. ‘We see our government struggling, and that’s true around the world,” continued Dees. “We need private resources and private resourcefulness.’  

The For-Benefit Enterprise” (registration needed to view full article)
A recent Harvard Business Review article by Heerad Sabeti talks about the “emergence of the fourth sector of the economy,” in which “for-benefit” organizations are committed to social purpose and rely on earned income.   He mentions CASE and our work developing the next generation of leaders:

Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and other business school programs are developing high performers who want to work in a for-benefit environment.

Young Leaders Refuse to Wait for Change
CASE Fellow Christopher Gergen recently co-wrote an article in the News & Observer talking about budding social entrepreneurs and highlighting the work of Darrel Hammond, founder and CEO of KaBOOM! (who recently spoke here at Fuqua, read the blog post here).