Tag Archives: nonprofit

Social Impact as Competitive Advantage in China

This post was written by Dan Baum, a rising second year at Fuqua and a CASE Fellow. Immediately after wrapping up my first year at Fuqua, I went with about 30 of my classmates on a Global Academic Travel Experience …

Legal Form Strategies

One of the ways that social entrepreneurs innovate is by adapting existing business models and practices to socially-oriented outcomes. This has resulted in a variety of for-profit, nonprofit, and hybrid business structures that have been used by entrepreneurs to create …

Why Hybrids?

We blogged in a previous post about the nonprofit vs. for-profit decision that social entrepreneurs make as they are starting up their new venture.  But even that difficult choice between nonprofit and for-profit is overly simplified.  On the spectrum of …

April Showers Bring … Mustaches?

This post was written by Jessica Harris and Amy Snyder – both first year MBA students, CASE Fellows, and the fantastic leads of this year’s “Stache Bash”. April showers bring May flowers, but around Fuqua, April also brings mustaches. LOTS …

Nonprofit or For-Profit: That is the Question

For entrepreneurs, the start-up phase is an exciting but challenging time. For social entrepreneurs, a major decision that needs to be made during this start-up phase is whether to launch as a for-profit or nonprofit (or hybrid in between)? Many …

The Impact Investing Wave

I attended the Skoll World Forum last week and had a realization. Yes, social entrepreneurs are working constantly to refine their business models, but right now, many are worried about very specific business model challenges. Forming a social business. Creating business models …

Resource and Revenue Management in Nonprofit Operations

By Francis de Vericourt and Miguel Sousa Lobo Nonprofit firms sometimes engage in for-profit activities with the sole purpose of generating revenue to subsidize their mission activities. The organization is then confronted with a consumption vs. investment trade-off. Investment corresponds …

Putting Nonprofit Business Ventures in Perspective

By J. Gregory Dees In the lead chapter in a “how-to” manual for social enterprise produced by the Yale-Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures, Greg Dees lays out cautionary words about the challenges, costs, and risks associated with nonprofit …