Tag Archives: innovation

2013 ESI Award: Riders for Health

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 …

Toward an Open-Solution Society

Professor Greg Dees gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012.  To read more posts on CASE’s anniversary celebration, click here! Why should we care about social entrepreneurship? Why does it matter? According to CASE …

The Key Drivers of Scaling

By Paul N. Bloom Scaling means achieving more efficient, effective, and widespread adoption of an innovation–getting a huge bang for the bucks invested. Whether you want to become the next Google or the next Habitat for Humanity, scaling is a …

Social Ventures as Learning Laboratories

By J. Gregory Dees In this article, Greg Dees argues that, in the wake of the financial crisis, we need “entrepreneurship that creates greater long-term value while drawing on fewer resources and generating fewer destructive consequences”.  Financial pressures cause social …

Entrepreneurs Foundation

By  James A. Phills and Jennifer Tyler Lee Set during the years surrounding the market crash of 2000, Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF) is a strategy case that discusses a number of challenges facing non-profit managers, including 1) establishing a sustainable and …

Taking Social Entrepreneurship Seriously

By J. Gregory Dees The article discusses the concept of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship emerged in the 1980s from the work of Bill Drayton that provided fund for social innovators around the world. It comes into its own in the …

Scaling Social Impact

By J. Gregory Dees, Beth Battle Anderson and Jane Wei-Skillern Arguing that social entrepreneurs have commonly sought to spread or “scale out” their innovations by replicating or “scaling up” their organizations, this article offers a framework for a larger set …

Social Entrepreneurship is About Innovation and Impact, Not Income

By J. Gregory Dees Despite efforts to spread an innovation-based definition, far too many people still think of social entrepreneurship in terms of nonprofits generating earned income. This is a dangerously narrow view. It shifts attention away from the ultimate …

The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship

By J. Gregory Dees Social entrepreneurship describes a set of behaviors that are exceptional. These behaviors should be encouraged and rewarded in those who have the capabilities and temperaments for this kind of work. We could use many more of …