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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 …

Teach For America, Elisa Villanueva Beard

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 …

VillageReach: Committed to the Last Mile, and Evolving

Village Reach Clinic

This month, Scaling Pathways—a collaboration between USAID, the Skoll Foundation, Mercy Corps and CASE at Duke—released its second paper in the Theme Study Series, “Leveraging Government Partnerships for Scaled Impact.” Emily Bancroft, President of VillageReach, shares strategies and learnings from …

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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 …

Scaling Pathways: Leveraging Government Partnerships

Introducing “Leveraging Government Partnerships for Scaled Impact,” the Latest Theme Study From Scaling Pathways Social enterprises driving toward systems change must undertake various partnerships along the way.  The one partnership most reported as being key to the ability to achieve …

Introducing the 2020 CASE Scholars

We are proud to have four inspiring new CASE scholars join us at Fuqua this year. Selected through an application process, the CASE Social Sector Scholarship is awarded to Daytime MBA students who are committed to applying business skills in …

Introducing CASE Scholar Josefina Van Thienen

Josefina Van Thienen I was born and raised in a Latin American country with approximately 30% of people living in poverty. This has given me a passion for improving people’s lives and driving change for a better future. This passion …