How to Invest for a Gender Equitable World: A 15-Step Guide

Getting Gender Smart

This article was written by Suzanne Biegel and originally posted on LinkedIn in June 2019. I started investing in women and girls in the early 2000s after I successfully exited the company I helped to build. As an entrepreneur myself, I was familiar with the challenges women founders face. Too often, they are underestimated, unseen, […]

Daryn Dodson: Addressing Implicit Bias in Global Banking

Daryn Dodson, Illumen Capital

At CASE, we have spent the better part of our year diving into the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to our work and the greater field of social impact.  In this episode of CASE in Point we talk with Daryn Dodson, a Duke alumnus, who shares insights from his work addressing […]

Lorraine Orr: Empowering Local Leadership & Keeping National Standards

Empowering local leaders while keeping national standards

Leading a national social venture is no simple task, especially under a federated model. How do you balance the need for national standards while embracing local adaptation for impact? In this episode of CASE in Point, we continue our conversation with Lorraine Orr, COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). In this […]

Student Story: Venturing into Impact Investing

Patrick Starr

April 2019, Patrick Starr After serving for 2 years in the Peace Corps in Peru, I came back to the US and started a career in traditional investment management.  I enjoyed the rigor of the work and the pace at which I was improving my financial skill set, but my impact roots from the Peace […]

Lorraine Orr: Using Data to Drive Mergers and Mission 

For many people, finding passion in their work means switching companies until finding the perfect fit. But this was not the case for Lorraine Orr, COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Now into her 31st year at the organization, Lorraine has spent her career working to level the playing field for disadvantaged […]

Feeling Uncomfortable: First Reflections on our DEI Journey

March 2019, Erin Worsham, Executive Director At CASE, we believe in the power of individuals and organizations to create positive social change.  And there has been much progress (I often revisit the 2017 Gates Foundation annual letter when I need some reminding about all the progress being made).  But we also know that many of […]

Emily Bancroft of VillageReach

For the past 20 years, VillageReach has kept its vision of improving access to quality healthcare in some of the world’s hardest to reach communities, continually evolving and adapting its relationships to achieve this vision. Now led by Emily Bancroft, VillageReach has prioritized the organization’s collaboration with and support of local governments as a key […]

The Role Angel Networks Can Play in Economic Development

Angel Investors

February 2019 If you have been following CASE’s work over the last 5+ years, you know that we have been fortunate to undertake a number of projects for USAID, the US government’s international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results.  As part of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), our  Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator […]

Ann Mei Chang: Innovating and Experimenting for Outsized Impact

From Google to startups to the US Agency for International Development, Ann Mei Chang has seen how thinking big and taking calculated risks can lead to large scale change in any sector.  As a tri-sector leader, Ann Mei was able to leverage her tech industry experience and think about how “Silicon Valley” tools could be […]

Elisa Villanueva Beard: On Centralization vs. Decentralization

Elisa Villanueva Beard

We continue our conversation with Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO of Teach For America (TFA). We ask how, as an organization expands geographically, it can be challenging to find the balance between centralization for brand control and decentralization for local adaption. We know that local context is critical, but we also worry about controlling quality, brand […]