The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

  • What Brings You Hope in the Midst of Crisis?

    Throughout April and May 2020, the CASE team had the incredible opportunity to speak with thirteen social enterprise leaders about how they are navigating impact and scale during the COVID19 pandemic –and how they are bringing to bear lessons from …

  • 5 Recommendations for Development Institutions Engaging with Angel Networks in Emerging Markets

    Kenyan entrepreneur Linus Wahome began working on ManPro, a digital construction management platform, in 2018. He bootstrapped the company for a year and successfully built a product, but still needed to address gaps in the product-market fit. He was almost …

  • Decoding the ABCs of Effective Enterprise Acceleration: 10 Lessons from SEAD

    Like learning a new language, scaling an enterprise is full of unknowns, imperfect attempts and lessons for the future.  Enterprise accelerators often serve as translators between their participants and the outside world. In doing so, accelerators must decipher between what …

  • CASE Launches Scaling Readiness Diagnostic

    If you are preparing to take your organization’s impact to scale, wouldn’t it be nice to have a training plan to help you keep focused and build capacity for what lies ahead? CASE is providing just that. Based on lessons …

  • Healthy Learners Wins Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact

    While each of the 14 finalists for the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact demonstrated innovative scaling strategies, resilience amid challenges, and powerful evidence of impact, one rose to the top of a competitive inaugural applicant pool.  The …

Translating lived experience into innovation to increase housing equity in Ghana

In 2008 when Patrick Pierson-Prah’s parents, both school teachers, moved from a smaller town to Takoradi, Ghana’s 3rd largest city, they faced an uncomfortable dilemma: Secure shelter by using the family’s available financial resources to pay the equivalent of two years of …

CASE Executive Speaker Series: Three Takeaways on Using Data, Innovative Finance, & Community to Scale Girls’ Education

On March 10, Safeena Husain, Founder & Executive Director of Educate Girls shared powerful scaling lessons as part of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business’s  Executive Speaker Series. Based on …