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F. M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Impact – CASE at Duke 05/01/2024

CASE is thrilled to announce five finalists for the 2024 F.M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Impact who are all working to achieve meaningful impact at scale. Learn about each finalist on the CASE website!

F. M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Impact – CASE at Duke F. M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Impact The F. M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Impact is an annual global prize of USD $150,000 in unrestricted funds that amplifies and accelerates the work of an enterprise working to scale its impact on social or environmental problems around the world. The Kirby Prize rec...

04/24/2024

Join CASE at Duke University’s Innovating to Scale webinar series
This four-part webinar series provides insight and perspective for organizations wanting to innovate for greater impact and scale. Each session will feature frameworks and best practices from CASE’s research as well as an impact leader sharing their story about innovating to supercharge their organization’s mission:
• Innovating for Scaled Impact – May 9
• Creating an Innovation Culture to Drive Scale – May 23
• Financing New Approaches to Scale – June 6
• Using Data to Power Scale – June 20
All sessions take place on selected Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET over Zoom
Thanks to the generous partnership of the F. M Kirby Foundation, we are making this live webinar series open to anyone working in impact.
You can request one of the free seats to the webinar series using the registration form below. Upon confirmation of your seat, you will receive calendar invites for all four sessions.
Notes: We highly encourage – but do not require – participation in all four sessions. You are welcome to request seats for multiple members of your team; each participant should submit a separate registration form.
Innovating to Scale is brought to you by CASE at Duke University and the F. M. Kirby Foundation
Register now link: https://buff.ly/3vzi4tB

04/09/2024

CDP vs. CSRD. SASB vs. SFDR. Are you curious about the leading ESG regulations and standards in the field and their application? Our new series, ESG Standard Briefs, gives you a brief, easily digestible overview of a trending ESG standard. With a consistent format, you can quickly compare different standards to understand the current landscape. https://buff.ly/3ZUzkV7

03/27/2024

CASE’s Scaling Readiness Diagnostic is the plan you need to keep you focused and prepared for what’s ahead on your scaling journey.



This free diagnostic tool provides enterprises working to scale with significant insights into the seven critical elements for scale readiness. Spend less than 30 minutes answering questions and receive a report that:

Identifies your relative areas of strength and weakness

Guides you on the most important next steps to improve your scaling strategy

And includes suggested resources to support your work.



The insights you gain from the Scaling Readiness Diagnostic will help you be more specific in your next funding asks and help you track and show traction to your stakeholders. Get started now at buff.ly/3Olo13G

Register – Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference 03/13/2024

The 19th annual Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference is one week away! Register now to join leaders from across industries and areas of expertise for discussions of topics including:
🌏 Investing sustainably in social welfare
🌏 Designing for circularity
🌏 Innovative solutions for climate action
🌏 Driving economic equity through impact investment

Register now:

Register – Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference – Fuqua Student/Staff/Faculty – Free– Other Duke Student/Staff/Faculty – $5– Non-Duke Student – $30– Professional – $80

03/05/2024

This Wednesday (3/6 @ 12:30 ET), join CASE at Duke Faculty Director Catherine Clark for a LinkedIn Live to hear new guidance for asset allocators on impact management and how to avoid the risk of impact-washing! https://buff.ly/3Ingfmw

02/27/2024

Duke and Fuqua alumni are welcome to register now for a CASE-led career webinar, Demystifying the S in ESG, on February 28, 12:00PM ET

What is the S in ESG? As ESG standards play an increasingly larger role in shaping corporate strategies and investment decisions, how are Fuqua alumni working to drive change in corporate social impact? Join CASE alumni for a virtual discussion about the S in ESG: https://buff.ly/48pER8E

02/23/2024

We are delighted to announce Michael MacHarg (Fuqua '09) as a 2024 CASE Senior Fellow! In his role as Senior Fellow, Michael will be engaging with CASE throughout the year, sharing his expertise as a social entrepreneur and impact investor with students, faculty, and staff.

Michael currently serves as a FUSE Executive Fellow with the City of Durham, advancing the city's strategic effort to reduce transportation emissions, working towards a carbon neutral city by 2040. He previously led the Social Ventures team at Mercy Corps, and is the co-founder of Simpa Energy.

Read Michael's full bio on the CASE website: https://buff.ly/48tOkM4

Shift from a Lean Team of Doers to Differentiated Roles 02/07/2024

At some point, you’ve got to make the shift from a “lean team of doers” to differentiated roles. And it definitely isn’t easy! Read what successful social enterprises want you to know about doing this successfully in our Scaling Pathways series:

Shift from a Lean Team of Doers to Differentiated Roles How can you evolve the roles and responsibilities within your organization to align with your phase of growth and scale?

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Do you want to learn more about ESG but feel lost in the sea of regulations, standards, and acronyms? CASE is excited to present the ESG Standards Briefs. Each brief is a short, straightforward primer of a trending ESG standard that will help you understand the state of the field. https://buff.ly/3ZUzkV7

Conversations with Team Fuqua: Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) 01/16/2024

Are you currently applying to business school and want to learn more about at ? In this Q&A session, CASE Executive Director Erin Worsham chats with two of our students about everything from social innovation to impact investing, and more!

Conversations with Team Fuqua: Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) In this Q&A session, Erin Worsham, executive director of Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), and MBA students Jaime Henry-W...

Impact Explained: 4 Pathways to Impact at Scale 01/10/2024

There is no one size fits all scaling solution. Check out our Impact Explained series to learn how to choose the right scaling pathway for your journey:

Impact Explained: 4 Pathways to Impact at Scale Taking a social or environmental solution from initial success to scale is a complicated journey, especially if you’re committed to scaling your IMPACT - and...

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LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: Are you a ready to scale your impact? Applications for the 2024 Kirby Impact Prize, a $150,000 award of unrestricted funding for your organization close this Sunday, January 8. Learn more and apply NOW at https://buff.ly/3SgRoHf

Enterprises anywhere in the world with a minimum 3 years of impact evidence, a strong plan for scaling impact, and a minimum operating budget of $250,000 USD are invited to apply.

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Need a new year's resolution? What about learning how to improve impact management for your enterprise or investment firm? Learn in just 10 hours using our free course: https://buff.ly/3FVFVmo

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There’s only one day left to give to CASE in 2023! Your gift supports the development of tools and trainings that help leaders drive impact at scale. Make a gift today: https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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Only a few days left to give to CASE in 2023! Support from individuals make it possible for CASE to provide the resources for students and leaders in the impact space to boldly work towards a better future. Make a gift today: https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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Applications close SOON! Are you a ready to scale your impact? Apply now for the 2024 Kirby Impact Prize, a $150,000 award of unrestricted funding for your organization. Learn more and apply by Sunday, January 8 at http://buff.ly/3SgRoHf

Enterprises anywhere in the world with a minimum 3 years of impact evidence, a strong plan for scaling impact, and a minimum operating budget of $250,000 USD are invited to apply.

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Will you join Ineza in paying it forward? CASE relies on individual donors to strengthen our programming for students and practitioners in the impact space. With your help, our work can continue to grow to meet the social challenges of today.
Support CASE Now: https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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Impact. Innovation. Integration. These three words drive our work at CASE and we love to see how the Fuqua family uses these core values to drive social impact. People like Hannah, who is helping shape the vision for a future for the arts that is more sustainable and inclusive.

Support future leaders now. Give to CASE. https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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Will you join Nikki in paying it forward? CASE relies on individual donors to strengthen our programming for students and practitioners in the impact space. With your help, our work can continue to grow to meet the social challenges of today.

Give now: https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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The application asks to share 3 key impact-related KPIs. How do your metrics help to drive action and center your customers? We share some tips and examples in our Scaling Pathways series: https://buff.ly/3uhey6k

And when you're ready, remember to apply at buff.ly/3SgRoHf

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CASE gives students the tools to build creative solutions in the business world. After researching nonprofit revenue generation as a CASE scholar, Loree founded Thread Strategies to close a gap in the nonprofit consulting industry – her firm offers full-service fundraising support so that small nonprofits focus on driving change in their communities.

Empower future leaders! Support CASE now. https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

Impact Explained: Scaling vs. Scaling IMPACT 12/13/2023

What does it mean to think beyond scale and into scaling IMPACT? When we review applications we look for organizations who frame their scaling goals around meeting the needs of the social problem they are addressing. Learn more in the lates of our new video series:

Impact Explained: Scaling vs. Scaling IMPACT What does SCALING mean when you're talking about a solution to a social or environmental challenge, versus a more traditional market solution? At ...

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Individual donors make it possible for CASE to provide resources and programs for impact practitioners and students to boldly work towards a better future. Join Manuel – make a gift today: https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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Applications are open for the 2024 Kirby Impact Prize! Apply now at http://buff.ly/3SgRoHf



This $150,000 prize supports an impact enterprise working on any issue, anywhere in the world. Enterprises with at least 3 years of impact evidence, a strong plan for scaling that impact, and a minimum annual operating budget of at least $250,000 (USD) are invited to apply.

12/06/2023

The relationships CASE students build together last far beyond their time at Fuqua. We love to hear from leaders like Ineza, who are able stay connected with a global community of like-minded social impact leaders thanks to their connection to CASE. Support CASE now to empower future impact leaders:

Make a Gift to Duke

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Do you believe in the power of business for good? A gift to CASE supports the development of tools and trainings that allow leaders to drive positive impact at scale. Join community members like Hannah by supporting CASE today. https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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We love to hear from leaders like Tim, who understand that a social impact lens can be applied at home and in the workplace. Outside of his work at Ashoka, Tim is the co-founder of Sidewalk Stompers, encouraging local Tampa Bay families to walk to school in order to build a safer, healthier community.

Support CASE now to help train future impact leaders: https://buff.ly/3HoAxMZ

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If your had $150,000 how would you scale your impact? There is no one size fits all scaling solution. As you work on your application make sure to check out this new video from CASE about choosing the right for your journey: https://buff.ly/49H9gkK

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Money Matters: Clips From Scaling Through Mass Disruption
Loree Lipstein
Alejandra Rossi
Rana Marks
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Fault lines and hope
4 Stages of Effective Social Entrepreneurship
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