CASE Chat with Wendy Kopp, CEO & Co-Founder, Teach for All

Wendy Kopp TFA Teach for All

This month’s CASE Chat features Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America and co-founder of Teach for All, a global network of independent organizations developing educational leaders and sharing educational solutions across the globe. Teach for All operates in 40 countries and has reaching 9.7 million students since its launch at the Clinton Global Initiative in […]

Pokemon for Social Impact? It’s More Likely Than You Think

It hasn’t taken long for Pokemon Go, the mobile app game collaboration between Nintendo and Niantic, to take the world by storm. In two days the app has been downloaded by more people than Facebook and Tinder in the United States and it’s set to have more active users than Twitter since its release on […]

3 Tips for Nonprofit Startups Looking for Funding

This post was written by Loree Lipstein, founder of Thread Strategies and Fuqua MBA 2015 alumnus. During her time at Fuqua, Loree was a CASE Scholar and Co-President of the Net Impact and JBA Clubs. She founded Thread Strategies as a solution for small and medium-sized nonprofits struggling to significantly grow revenue due to high […]

How I Think About Volunteering After Attending Fuqua On Board Bootcamp

This post was written by Kieran Coscia, Daytime MBA 2017. Kieran is from Nashville and a Gamecock. He has worked in banking and operations consulting in North Carolina, DC, and New York City. Prior to Fuqua, he spent three months traveling through South America and Asia. He plans to transition into strategy consulting or private […]

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 […]

Introducing CASE Scholar Jennifer Fluder

As noted in the previous post, Fuqua offers scholarships each year to individuals with nonprofit backgrounds who are looking to acquire business skills for use in their pursuit of social impact. In addition to Michelle Kirby, we are proud to announce our second CASE Scholar, Jennifer Fluder! Jennifer comes to Fuqua with eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector. […]

KickStarting the End of Poverty

This post was written by first year MBA student and CASE Fellow Greg Payne. Greg reflects on a recent visit from Martin Fisher, Co-Founder and CEO of KickStart International. CASE was honored to recently host Martin at Fuqua and award Kickstart the 2012 CASE Enterprising Social Innovation (ESI) Award. What is the most effective way […]

A Rocket Scientist & Awarding-Winning Social Entrepreneur

This post was written by second year MBA student and CASE Fellow Joanne Sprague. Joanne reflects on a recent visit from Jim Fruchterman, Founder of Benetech and the recipient of the 2011 CASE Award for Enterprising Social Innovation.  When you talk to Jim Fruchterman, the rocket scientist who founded Benetech, about his advice for social entrepreneurs, be prepared to […]

Outgrowing Your Business Model: E+Co

This post originally appeared on the Social Edge.  Join the conversation there! The one true thing that we seem to be able to say about business models in social entrepreneurship these days is that by necessity, they must continually adapt and change. Most people may think this is primarily true for direct product or service organizations, […]

Chinese Growth Not Just For Private Sector

This post was written by Ben Thomas who is pursuing a joint MBA/MPP degree at Duke. With Shanghai’s dazzling skyline and acres of LED lights, its hum of commerce and activity, and its myriad manifestations of wealth and modernity, it’s easy to forget that there are still many in China that are less fortunate.  After […]