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The CASE Knowledge Center is a collection of our research, writings, articles, and interviews we have published and conducted on social entrepreneurship over the years.  You can use the category listings on the side of the page to filter the publications to your particular topic of interest.  If you have any questions, please contact us at or subscribe to our newsletter below.

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#COVID19CapitalRelief Database

On March 26, 2020, CASE launched #COVID19CapitalRelief, a searchable database for global, national and regional capital sources for for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneurs at risk due to COVID-19. Access the nearly 100 resources representing approximately $14.5 billion in newly available capital sources for entrepreneurs during this challenging time and submit any additional resources:

Scaling Pathways

Through the Scaling Pathways series, CASE partners with the Skoll Foundation, USAID, and Mercy Corps Ventures to share lessons, insights, and analysis from transformative social enterprises in driving impact at scale.  The series includes in-depth case studies, cross-cutting theme papers on key challenges and opportunities related to scale, snapshots of scaling organizations, and more.

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Angel Networks in Emerging Markets

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Partnership to Advance Entrepreneurship Initiative (PACE) funded CASE to research opportunities for development institutions to support angel networks to drive private sector investment in entrepreneurship in Latin America, Middle East/North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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SEAD: Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke

The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) was a five-year accelerator program in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN).  Through the accelerator program the SEAD team has captured lessons learned and policy implications to ensure that our work impacts both entrepreneurs on the ground and the broader development community.

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Catalyzing Impact through Investment: Nick O’Donohoe, Big Society Capital

How can an innovative investment intermediary work with funds, governments, and enterprises to catalyze the impact investment market across a country? Nick O’Donohoe, former Global Head of Research at JP Morgan, will talk about the foundation of Big Society Capital …

Managing Impact Investment Fundraising During COVID-19

Cathy Clark of CASE discusses fundraising for impact investment during COVID-19 with guests Caroline Bressan of Open Road Alliance, and Anushka Ratnayake of myAgro.  

Jean Case, Case Foundation: SBSI 2017 Keynote

Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society, joined the Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) 2017 conference for a fireside chat with Professor Cathy Clark, Director of the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing …

Impact Investing in Action: Secrets to Success and Future Implications

Cathy Clark, Director of the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing and Co-Author of The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism, discusses how investors, foundations, public officials, students and others can engage and succeed in the dynamic …

How to Earn a Return While Lifting Communities Out of Poverty: Lisa Hall, Calvert Foundation

This event, titled “Impact Investing: How to Earn a Return While Lifting Communities Out of Poverty,” was hosted by the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing (CASE i3) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Lisa Hall is President and CEO of …

Creating Financial Markets: Lessons from a Finance Pioneer: Ron Cordes, ImpactAssets

CASE i3: Initiative on Impact Investing Speakers Series Ron Cordes, Co-Chairman of Genworth Financial Wealth Management and Founder of ImpactAssets  

CASE i3 Speaker Mike Dorsey: Impact Investment in Practice

Michael Dorsey, co-founder of Bay Area Equity Fund and Bay Area Growth Fund and former partner of the Westly Group shares his deep experience on how venture capital can be used to achieve significant financial and environmental returns. A Silicon …

Global Lessons on Leveraging Capacity with Capital for Impact: Laurie Spengler, Enclude

Laurie Spengler, CEO of Enclude, (formerly ShoreBank International and Triodos Facet), engages in a discussion of how people and institutions are collaborating to create successful impact investments worldwide. About Enclude: Enclude ( is a newly merged global professional advisory firm …

“From Hope and Hype to Executive in Impact Investing”: John Goldstein, Imprint Capital Advisors

CASE i3’s Speaker Series hosted John Goldstein, Managing Director of Imprint Capital Advisors to talk about how the field of impact investing has progressed (and where it still has to go). John has vast experience as an advisor to foundation, …

2011 Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award presentation to Antony Bugg-Levine

2011 Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award presentation to Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund