Upcoming Events

 


Past Events:

Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference 2017

Wednesday, February 8th 2017
9:00am-5:00pm
The Fuqua School of Business
Open to the Public.

The annual Duke University SBSI conference is one of the premier social impact conferences in the U.S., bringing together individuals from the private, public, and social sectors to discuss innovative ways to create lasting social and environmental impact.  This daylong conference includes keynote speaker Jean Case (CEO of The Case Foundation), panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking activities.


Workshop: Launching a Social Venture

Wednesday, January 25th 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm
The Fuqua School of Business

What is the reality of launching a social venture – the conceptualization, business model design, common challenges, and success factors? Join CASE’s Executive in Residence, Sproxil® Co-Founder Alden Zecha, for an interactive workshop covering steps and tactics to build an impactful venture. All are encouraged to attend – whether you are a budding social entrepreneur with an idea to share or are just interested in learning more about the social venture creation process.


CASE Executive Speaker Series: Debra Schwartz

Tuesday, November 29th 2016
6:00pm-7:00pm
Sauer Classroom, The Fuqua School of Business
Open to the Public. Register: http://caseschwartz.eventbrite.com


Women in Social Entrepreneurship: A Panel of Perspectives

Wednesday, November 16th 2016
6:00pm-8:00pm
Kirby Reading Room; The Fuqua School of Business

Join Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (Duke I&E) and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) November 16th for Women in Social Entrepreneurship: A Panel of Perspectives. Bringing together leaders in the nonprofit and for-profit social impact space, we’ll look at their unique perspectives and expertise as women in building solutions to wide ranging social impact and sustainability issues, challenges they have faced in starting and scaling their social ventures, and lessons learned while on that scaling journey.


CASE Workshop: Design Thinking for Social Impact

Wednesday, November 9th 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Location Faculty Hall

What if Managers thought more like Designers? Back by popular demand, learn about design thinking’s systematic approach to problem solving in our workshop co-sponsored by the Design + Innovation Club. Led by Professor Greg Twiss, formerly of IDEO, this MBA-focused workshop will provide you with an understanding of the methodology and frameworks of design thinking and how they fit into the construct of business.


CASE Speaker Series: Maya Ajmera

Thursday, September 22nd 2016
5:30-7:00 pm
Sauer Classroom

Founder of The Global Fund for Children, Maya Ajmera (Duke ’93) has successfully scaled the social impact organization to touch the lives of nearly 10 million children in 80 countries. Come learn about her work in social impact and international development and how innovative new approaches at the community level are bringing real impact to the lives of children around the world.


Nonprofits at a Crossroads

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 – Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, RTP, NC

Join Robyn Schryer Fehrman and Erin Worsham of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) for their session The Road to Sustainable Impact: Tools for Scaling Social Innovation


Fuqua On Board Info Session

Monday, September 19th 2016
11:30am-12:15pm
Geneen Auditorium

Want to learn firsthand what nonprofit board service is all about? All interested first-year students are welcome. Bring your lunch and learn whether Fuqua on Board is right for you!


SOCAP 2016

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 – Friday, September 16th 2016

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

SOCAP16 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant marketplace for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions.


i3CP/FCCP Info Sessions

Are you interested in applying for CASE i3’s consulting practicum or the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum? Be sure to attend the upcoming info sessions to learn more and find out how to apply.

i3CP Info Session
Monday, September 12th 2016
11:30am-12:30pm
Leaman Classroom

FCCP Social Impact Info Session
Wednesday, September 14th 2016
11:30am-12:30pm
Lilly Classroom


Net Impact Club Info Session

Tuesday, September 6th 2016
7:30-8:00pm
Geneen Auditorium

Join us for a 30 minute Club Information session to meet fellow students passionate about impact, and to learn how you can shape social and sustainable impact at Fuqua.


Business for Social Impact: Starting Line

Wednesday, August 31st 2016
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Kirby Reading Room

What’s possible in using business as a vehicle for social change, and how can you take advantage of your time at Fuqua to bolster your ability to create that change? Have you have arrived at Fuqua set on a social impact career or are you just curious about social impact in your professional or personal life? Join CASE Professor Cathy Clark, Executive Director Erin Worsham, and Senior Fellow Dan Heath at the starting line of your Fuqua experience to orient yourself to the cutting edge in this exciting field and the many paths you can take during your time here.


Day in Durham

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Get to know your new neighbors with a day of inspiring speakers and amazing visits to some of the most innovative social and environmental impact organizations in the country… right in your new back yard!

The day will consist of a keynote, lunch, happy hour and 6 excursions featuring: Healthcare, Impact Investing, Sustainability, Education, Social Entrepreneurship, and Durham’s Business Revitalization.


Workshop – Storytelling for Impact

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
8:30AM – 12:00PM
Jenkins A & B

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” –Ira Glass

Join CASE for a Pop-Up Workshop on Storytelling, featuring local storytelling legend Jeff Polish of The Monti. What is a story and how can you use simple principles to impact and move others? Why is it important to emphasize the WHY in a situation over the WHAT? This is a very entertaining and energetic session that includes a number of stories, videos, and audience participation. Jeff will walk you through the key elements of creating a compelling and engaging story, allowing you time to work on and practice your story, and help you identify the countless ways to use this skill effectively in the business setting – especially when trying to effect social change.

Jeff Polish earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. After seven years of teaching, he left science to pursue storytelling as a full-time endeavor. Jeff founded The Monti in 2008 and also consults with businesses and non-profits on how to communicate effectively through storytelling. His clients include Boeing, Juniper Networks, and FHI360. Jeff received a 2013 Indies Arts Award and has been profiled in Science, Our State Magazine, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun.


Workshop – Launching a Social Venture: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

Wednesday, February 10th 2016
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Fuqua Davis Meeting Room

What is the reality of launching a social venture – the conceptualization, business model design, common challenges, and success factors?  Join CASE’s Executive in Residence, Sproxil® Co-Founder Alden Zecha, for an interactive workshop covering steps and tactics to build an impactful venture.  All are encouraged to attend – whether you are a budding social entrepreneur with an idea to share or are just interested in learning more about the social venture creation process.


CASE Speaker Series: Nick O’Donohoe

Tuesday, December 1st 2015
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Leaman Classroom

Catalyzing Impact through Investment

How can an innovative investment intermediary work with funds, governments, and enterprises to catalyze the impact investment market across a country?

Nick O’Donohoe, former Global Head of Research at JP Morgan, will talk about the foundation of Big Society Capital and its work dedicated to the development of social impact investing in the UK. Nick is the founding CEO of Big Society Capital and will join The Gates Foundation in January as senior adviser for blended finance.


Design Thinking Workshop

Wednesday, November 18th 2015
8:45AM – 12:00PM
Jenkins A/B

A Workshop Co-Sponsored by CASE and Design + Innovation Club.

Led by Professor Greg Twiss, formerly of IDEO, this MBA-focused workshop will provide you with an understanding of the methodology and frameworks of design thinking and how they fit into the construct of business – whether applied within consulting, management, entrepreneurship, social or environmental impact, finance, health care, or marketing.

Following an in depth overview of design thinking all participants will work in groups on interactive exercises and engage with local entrepreneurs to better understand how design thinking tools are used in service, product and general strategy focused organizations.


CASE Speaker Series: Dan Heath

Thursday, October 29th 2015
5:45PM – 7:00PM
Leaman Classroom

CASE Senior Fellow Dan Heath, best-selling author of three New York Times bestsellers: Decisive, Switch, and Made to Stick, will be coming to give a talk at Fuqua.


Fuqua on Board Info Session

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Geneen Auditorium

Learn more about the Fuqua on Board program and how you can work with local area nonprofits and advise their boards.


CASE i3 Consulting Practicum Info Session

Wednesday, September 16th 2015
11:30AM – 12:30PM

Come learn what the CASE i3 Consulting Practicum is all about and learn how you can get involved! During each academic year, 4-6 research projects and consulting assignments are selected from our client applicants.  These organizations are matched with a team of CASE i3 Fellows and Associates and our MBA students engage with clients remotely from Duke University, in Durham, NC.


Starting Line LogoBusiness for Social Impact: Starting Line
Wednesday, September 2nd 2015
9:00AM – 12:45PM
Esbenshade Hall

What’s possible in using business as a vehicle for social change, and how can you take advantage of your time at Fuqua to bolster your ability to create that change? Have you have arrived at Fuqua set on a social impact career or are you just curious about social impact in your professional or personal life? Join CASE Professor Cathy Clark, Executive Director Erin Worsham, and Senior Fellow Dan Heath at the starting line of your Fuqua experience to orient yourself to the cutting edge in this exciting field and the many paths you can take during your time here.


Social Impact and Sustainability Career Intensive
Thursday, August 27th 2015
2:00PM – 6:00PM
Leaman Classroom

Interested in a career that will make a social or environmental impact? The Intensive is designed to give first year MBA’s an introduction to the social impact and sustainability sectors, an overview of the job search process, and exposure to possible careers in the sectors.