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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 …

Feeling Uncomfortable: First Reflections on our DEI Journey

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 …

Emily Bancroft: Government Partnerships, Impact vs. Costs

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, …

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

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. …

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 …