Leadership’s Next Frontier: Tri-Sector

This post by Erin Worsham, CASE Executive Director, originally appeared on The Huffington Post March 4, 2015. Our team at CASE has studied social entrepreneurship and scaling social impact for over a decade. During that time, one thing that has been clear is that organizations striving to achieve impact at scale are most successful when […]

In Memory of Michael Havard

March 2015, Paul Bloom, CASE Senior Fellow We are extremely sad to report the passing of one of CASE’s great friends and supporters, Michael Havard. Mike died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 52 on February 24, 2015 near his home in New Canaan, Connecticut.  Mike was an engaged and passionate member of CASE’s […]

Pitching Investors in Global Health: Funding Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

This article by Cathy Clark and Lila Cruikshank was originally posted on the Huffington Post Blog in March 2014.  Over the past decade, business models serving the base of the pyramid (BOP) customers have attracted increased attention. At the same time, major development agencies and foundations have identified the public health segments of the Millennium […]

10 Years of Impact and Counting

March 2013 After 10 years, our team at CASE is incredibly proud of our accomplishments and even more excited to look to the future.  Of course, none of this is possible without the support and partnership of so many in the field. We celebrated our anniversary with friends and partners, many in person and some […]

Increasing my Impact with the Duke MBA

This post was written in March 2013 by second year Duke MBA, Julia Houlihan.  Julia’s post originally appeared on Fuqua’s Daytime MBA Student Blog which posts about the Daytime MBA experience from the student perspective. In the past few weeks, we’ve received email reminders about graduation requirements to make sure everyone’s on track to walk […]

Capital + Ideas + People + Timing = Social Change

Professor Cathy Clark gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. How do social entrepreneurship and impact investing interrelate?  And what does that have to do with Sesame Street? At CASE’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Professor Cathy Clark used the example of Sesame Street to articulate a formula for […]

The Challenges of Global Health

Dr. Krishna Udayakumar gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. “If you are born in some places in sub-saharan Africa, you can expect to live less than half as long as someone who is born in Western Europe.” That is how Dr. Krishna Udayakumar – a Fuqua alum […]

Toward an Open-Solution Society

Professor Greg Dees gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. Why should we care about social entrepreneurship? Why does it matter? According to CASE Founder Greg Dees, it is not just about making money while doing good. Nor is it just about helping nonprofits be more business-like.  “It’s a […]

Seeking Clarity

Rachel Lichte is a student at Duke, pursuing her joint MBA/MEM (Master of Environmental Management) degree. She gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. Next time I’m having one of those days where I need a little inspiration, this is the moment that I need to remember. I’m […]

The CASE Top 10 for 10 Years

February 2013 10 years. Time sure does fly! Our CASE team still cannot believe that it has been 10 years of social impact and innovation here at Duke! So many great memories and we really enjoyed celebrating them all at our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration this past December. Over the next few days, we’ll be […]