CASE Chat with Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation

Debra Schwartz

May 2017 This month’s CASE Chat features Debra Schwartz, Managing Director of the MacArthur Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States. The MacArthur Foundation has been an important leader in the impact investing field, with $500 million in assets allocated to program-related investments and mission-related investments. You can learn more about their […]

CASE Chat with Matthew Thomas, Managing Partner, Paddle

Matthew Thomas Paddle

November 2016 This month’s CASE Chat features Matthew Thomas, Managing Partner of Paddle. Previously known as Prospect Madison, Paddle is a tri-sector leadership advisory firm aimed at enhancing collaboration across the business, government and non-profit sectors to address society’s most pressing issues. In this CASE Chat, Matthew explains how he views tri-sector leadership, why it’s important in […]

CASE Chat with Leigh Morgan, COO of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Leigh Morgan COO Gates Foundation

September 2016 This month’s CASE Chat features Leigh Morgan, COO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and member of the CASE Advisory Council.  In this CASE Chat, Leigh discusses the trends she sees in the social impact space, including the importance of tri-sector leadership. On training future leaders in social impact… “Building the capacity […]

CASE Chat with Ticora Jones, Division Chief, USAID Higher Solutions Education Network (HESN)

July 2016 This month’s CASE Chat features Ticora Jones, Division Chief of the Higher Solutions Education Network (HESN). HESN is a partnership between USAID and seven top universities, including Duke University, designed to channel the ingenuity of university students, researchers, and faculty towards global development. In the CASE Chat, Ticora discusses the need for tri-sector leadership, the importance […]

Want to Be an Effective Social Entrepreneur? Become a Tri-Sector Leader.

This post was written by CASE Executive-in-Residence and Sproxil Co-Founder Alden Zecha in June 2016. He has over 25 years of experience in more than 35 countries and has founded several companies, including SEAD Innovator Sproxil, Inc., a social venture that provides a consumer SMS and app product verification service to help consumers avoid purchasing […]

Recapping CASE’s 2015-2016 Academic Year

May 2016, Erin Worsham, CASE Executive Director The end of the academic year is bittersweet.  We say goodbye to our graduating students that just two years ago were simply names on applications but now are like family that have blossomed at Fuqua and are heading off to accomplish great things. It is also a time […]

CASE Chat with Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder, B Lab

April 2016 This month’s CASE Chat features Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporation. Bart is also a member of the CASE Advisory Council. With the founding of B Lab in 2006, Bart has established himself as a leader in the social entrepreneurship field. He discusses with us the changing […]

The Scaling Obsession: Building Multiple Capabilities for SCALE

May 2015, Paul Bloom, CASE Senior Fellow Scaling social impact is an obsession for most social entrepreneurs. However, even with this obsession, very few social ventures have scaled successfully due to the incredible complexity of getting scaling right. A few years ago, my colleague, Ronnie Chatterji, and I developed the SCALERS model to make the […]

Five Lessons from Maya Chorengel of Elevar Equity

This post was written by Adelina Dasso, Duke MBA student, in April 2015 On March 24, 2015 I had the great opportunity to attend the presentation of our CASE i3 spring speaker, Maya Chorengel. Maya is Co-founder and Managing Director of Elevar Equity, a venture capital fund that helps innovative entrepreneurs bring financial services, education, […]

Teaching the Value of Tri-Sector Leadership at SBSI 2015

Mary O’Donnell, second year Duke MBA student and CASE Fellow, wrote this post in April 2015.  Mary also served as Co-Chair of the 2015 Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) Conference. When I started my MBA at Fuqua, after seven years in the international development and nonprofit sector, I did not know how I would […]