2015 Launch Pad Award

From idea to launch: How Fuqua MBAs began MedServe & 4 lessons they learned in launching a social venture Each year, CASE awards one Fuqua MBA student with a budding social venture the CASE Launch Pad award. This $10,000 grant also comes with one-on-one coaching from CASE Senior Fellow and author Dan Heath, known for […]

Our Top Posts of 2015

CASE had another busy and exciting year in 2015! We thought we’d share our most viewed posts for the year: #1: Did You Know? 10 Facts About CASE 600 students serving on nonprofit Boards. $12.1 million to launch a university accelerator program. Thousands of students taught. Partnership with the White House. Awards, speakers, and so […]

Made to Stick for the Social Sector: The Quest for Messages that Resonate

Meet Rokia. A little girl in Mali, Rokia’s family is extremely poor and often goes without food. Her family has difficulty affording basic needs such as healthcare and education. Rokia isn’t real but the impact of her story is. In 2004, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a study to see what sorts of messaging […]

Bringing Clarity to the Cornea Donation Process with Change Academy

Imagine a goal that seems insurmountable. Perhaps clearing out your garage of everything piled inside so that your car will fit inside. Now amplify the scale of that goal to the size of a complex, international social venture. How would you begin to achieve a goal that seems impossible in the big picture? That is […]

CASE Change Academy: YES Prep Tackles Teacher Retention in Two-Day Program

This post was written by Evelyn Powery and Sarah Martin. Evelyn and Sarah are both Duke MBA students and serve as CASE Fellows. We recently had the opportunity to participate in the CASE Change Academy, a program that combines customized training, consulting and a laser-focused team retreat. CASE Senior Fellow Dan Heath uses the tools […]

Move a Metric that Matters: 2015 CASE Change Academy

We are extremely excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2015 CASE Change Academy! Learn more below or at www.ChangeAcademy.com. What is the CASE Change Academy?   Think of a metric that captures the impact of the work you do. The Change Academy is a program designed to help you boost your performance on […]

Announcing the 2014 CASE Change Academy class!

In September, my CASE colleagues and I unveiled a brand new program called the Duke CASE Change Academy. (If you missed the announcement, see the program details here.) We received 34 outstanding applications for the Academy’s 6 slots, which left us with a tough decision to make. Today I am thrilled to announce the winners. […]

Finding ‘Bright Spots’ to Reach Scale

Anne Katherine Wales is Project Manager at International Partnerships for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD) and a member of the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) team. This article was originally published on NextBillion.net – read the original post here. Every day at noon I headed to lunch on Duke University’s West Campus quad. Surrounded by […]

Announcing the CASE Change Academy!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new program – the CASE Change Academy. If you are a leader in an organization that fights for positive social change, this program is designed for you. It’s a 6-month program, combining elements of training and consulting, that will be led by Dan Heath (co-author of […]

Getting into the Muck: Day in Durham 2013

This post was written by Diana Vining and Cristina Arellano, both first year Duke MBA students. Diana and Cristina reflect on the 10th annual Day in Durham – where more than 1500 Fuqua first years have explored the Durham community and been inspired to use their business skills for social impact. How do you get […]