“CASE Notes” is the blog of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. CASE is a research and education center that promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the thoughtful adaptation of business expertise.
CASE Notes will highlight CASE programs and initiatives as well as articles, research and new insights on social entrepreneurship. Whether you are a student studying social entrepreneurship, a faculty member, practitioner, investor, or alum, we hope to have news for you!
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Paul Bloom is CASE Faculty Director and Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the Fuqua School of Business. Paul leads CASE’s Scaling Social Impact research program and teaches a course in the MBA program on Corporate Social Impact Management. He was named the 2010-2011 winner of the American Marketing Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Marketing and Society Special Interest Group, becoming only the third recipient of this honor. He is the author, co-author, or editor, of more than 100 published articles, papers, book chapters, and books – including the newly published Scaling Social Impact: New Thinking.
Cathy Clark is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Fuqua School of Business where she teaches Management 426, “Social Entrepreneurship.” She also created Columbia Business School’s course on social entrepreneurship and founded Columbia’s Research Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship (RISE). Cathy has deep experience in impact investing and is currently leading efforts to develop capital markets across the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She has worked with or consulted to a variety of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, foundations and investment groups and sits on a variety of advisory boards, including Investors’ Circle, B Lab and SJF Ventures.
Greg Dees is the co-founder of CASE and Professor of the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business. He has published extensively on social entrepreneurship, including two books with Jed Emerson and Peter Economy, Enterprising Nonprofits and Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs. In 2007, the Aspen Institute and Ashoka recognized his pioneering work with their first Lifetime Achievement award in Social Entrepreneurship Education. Professor Dees currently chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Social Innovation and is on a number of advisory boards.
Matt Nash is the Executive Director of CASE. Matt brings to Fuqua extensive domestic and international experience in governance, strategic planning, organization development, performance measurement, business process transformation, and leadership development through his previous consulting experience, work at the Leadership Institute at Yale’s Center for Public Service, and his time volunteering with the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania. Matt is a recipient of Vice President Al Gore’s “Hammer Award” for reinventing government and was awarded the inaugural “Member Achievement Award” by Net Impact.
Ruth Tolman is the Assistant Director of CASE and is primarily responsible for student programming including advising the Fuqua Net Impact Club, managing financial aid programs, organizing speakers and events, and providing admissions and career support to the daytime MBA program. Prior to joining CASE, Ruth worked as the Program Manager at the UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Erin Worsham is the Managing Director of CASE. Erin brings a unique combination of nonprofit, private and public sector experience in both the domestic and international arenas to CASE. She previously led organizational design, strategic planning and business process engagements for federal government and nonprofit clients at Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition to her work at Booz Allen, Erin has consulted with and helped lead nonprofit organizations and social enterprises both in the US and abroad, helped to develop public-private partnerships at USAID and worked on private sector development issues at the World Bank/IFC.