Author Archives: Joshua Dixon

The Role Angel Networks Can Play in Economic Development

Angel Investors

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. …

How Can You Tell If You are Ready to Scale?

Growth

Even the most successful social enterprises face challenges as they expand into new geographies, expand their product offerings, partner with others, or grow the size of their operations. Social enterprise growth often requires evaluation and evolution among multiple dimensions, including …

Social Impact Minded MBAs Engage with Clients

CASE’s social impact program supplements the Fuqua core curriculum to help impact-motivated students build on their own experiences and identities to develop competencies, connections, and community in the impact space.  One of the primary ways we do this is through …

Elisa Villanueva Beard: On Centralization vs. Decentralization

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. …

SOCAP Conversation on Scaling Impact

This blog is a repost from the SOCAP Learn Blog What does it take to scale social impact? A new project is uncovering answers to that question for social entrepreneurs, funders, and other key stakeholders working to accelerate the pace …

Elisa Villanueva Beard: The Teach For America Journey

CASE in Point is a podcast from CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. In this episode, we talk to Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO of Teach For America.  Teach For America is a national organization that promotes education reform …

Ready to make your investing Gender Smart? We can help.

Getting Gender Smart

Join us for Getting Gender Smart: Impact Investing with a Gender Lens in March 2019   It’s impossible not to notice that society is grappling with issues related to gender and the unique experiences women face around the world at …