The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

  • 10th SBSI Conference

    A Year of Impact and Progress  

    If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison A university-wide Ebola Innovation Challenge that inspired 160+ students to think about how they can use their skills to solve real …

  • CASE students with our CASE i3 Spring Speaker, Maya Chorengel of Elevar Equity

    Five Lessons from the Field for Aspiring Impact Investors

    This post was written by Adelina Dasso, a first year Duke MBA student and Associate in the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing (CASE i3) Program On March 24, I had the great opportunity to attend the presentation of our CASE …

  • SWAP Community Health Promoter Florence Akinyi is selling clean water to a customer Pamela Otieno.

    Welcome to the 2015 SEAD Innovators!

    The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), of which CASE is a partner, is proud to announce the 2015 cohort of innovators. These eight innovators now bring the SEAD network to 25 innovators in East Africa, India, and Latin America. From …

The Scaling Obsession: Building Multiple Capabilities for SCALE

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Scaling social impact is an obsession for most social entrepreneurs. However, even with this obsession, very few social ventures have scaled successfully due to the incredible complexity of getting scaling right. A few years ago, my colleague, Ronnie Chatterji, and …

Maximizing Impact: Thoughts from the CASE Workshop on Tri-Sector Leadership

Students participating in a breakout activity during the CASE tri-sector leadership workshop on April 8, 2015.

Daniella Allam is a second year Duke MBA student and a CASE Fellow.  She is also part of CASE i3 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association project. On April 8, CASE hosted a workshop on tri-sector leadership, the center’s theme of the year. The …