Never Forget: The Power of a Small Group

September 2014, Erin Worsham Though I now call North Carolina my home, I am a New Yorker.  Born and bred and proud to be a NYer. So, September 11th always brings back a rush of memories of that horrible morning where hatred and helplessness prevailed.  This morning was especially poignant – reading the #NeverForget, #Honor911 and […]

2014 CASE Award Goes to Living Goods

March 2014 CASE is excited to announce the 2014 winner of the CASE Award for Enterprising Social Innovation (ESI), Living Goods! Living Goods is a fantastic social venture that empowers the poor through networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling a broad assortment of […]

In Memory of Greg Dees

January 2014, Erin Worsham We are deeply saddened that our dear friend and colleague, Greg Dees, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. Greg was not only the co-founder of CASE, but also considered by many to be the “father of social entrepreneurship education.”  He was instrumental in founding and developing social entrepreneurship as an […]

From Money to Meaning and Three Themes in Between at SOCAP 13

This article by Erin Worsham was originally published in September 2013 on Devex Impact – a global initiative by Devex and USAID to provide cutting-edge news and analysis on the intersection of business and development. At this month’s Social Capital Markets conference, SOCAP13, nearly 2000 social entrepreneurs, investors, foundations, corporate and government representatives gathered to discuss the latest trends […]

Client Consulting in Africa to Make an Impact

This post was written in July 2013 by Meiqing Fan.  Meiqing just finished her first year at Fuqua and participated in a social entrepreneurship project through the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP). During spring break, I spent 2 weeks in South Africa with 38 classmates. Our trip was part of the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum, which is […]

Motorcycles, Africa, and Healthcare

This post was written by Nicole Hawkins, a rising second year student at Fuqua and a CASE Fellow in May 2013. What do motorcycles, Africa and healthcare have in common?  The 2013 CASE Enterprising Social Innovation (ESI) Award winners, Riders for Health! Riders is a non-profit organization that manages and maintains motorcycles and vehicles for health-focused […]

“Be A Social Entrepreneur” with Greg Dees

This post originally appeared on Southern New Hampshire University’s Be a Social Entrepreneur blog in April 2013. J. Gregory Dees has been the recipient of the Ashoka and Aspen Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Entrepreneurship and continues to share his knowledge in the classroom and the world. How did you get started in social entrepreneurship?I was drawn […]

2013 ESI Award: Riders for Health

March 2013 CASE is proud to announce the winner of our 2013 Enterprising Social Innovation Award: Riders for Health! Riders for Health is an international social enterprise that manages and maintains vehicles for health-focused partners in sub-Saharan Africa which enables health workers to deliver vital health care to rural communities on a reliable and cost-effective basis. […]

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 […]

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 […]