Find Your Funding on Social Entrepreneur podcast

CASE i3 Director Cathy Clark was recently interviewed on the podcast Social Entrepreneur.  In this interview, Cathy takes the listeners from the theoretical basis of impact investing through a description of CASE Smart Impact Capital, a toolkit that contains short videos, downloadable resources, spreadsheets, and more for the fundraising journey.  You can find the podcast episode Read more about Find Your Funding on Social Entrepreneur podcast[…]

CASE Smart Impact Capital launches

CASE has been working for nearly two years, scouring the planet, filming and interviewing people in the trenches and in boardrooms, and building a crowd-sourced, scalable, online guidebook that can help impact entrepreneurs be more efficient and effective throughout their investment capital raising journey.  Our toolkit, CASE Smart Impact CapitalTM, has been used by partner Read more about CASE Smart Impact Capital launches[…]

Adventures in Data

Cathy Clark and Rehana Nathoo of the Case Foundation recently discussed the challenges and opportunities involved in aggregating and visualizing data.  Their discussion touched on how impact investors can use data to meet their goals, the importance of transparency and disclosure across the impact investing ecosystem, and how data and impact investing expertise helped create Read more about Adventures in Data[…]

Debating the potential of impact investing at Skoll World Forum

No one can debate that the field of impact investing has exploded in the last decade, with billions of dollars committed to various impact investment vehicles, and increasing research into financial and social returns. But has impact investing been oversold, or will it live up to the hype? Attendees of the Skoll World Forum in Read more about Debating the potential of impact investing at Skoll World Forum[…]

Helping social entrepreneurs navigate the maze of impact measurement

Forbes has begun a series of articles about how social entrepreneurs measure impact.  In the second in this series, author Devin Thorpe gathers wisdom from practitioners and experts the field on navigating the maze of measurement tools, standards, and abbreviations.  CASE i3’s Cathy Clark talks about the importance of considering what your stakeholders are truly Read more about Helping social entrepreneurs navigate the maze of impact measurement[…]

How Social Entrepreneurs Begin to Measure Impact

Forbes has begun a series of articles about how social entrepreneurs measure impact.  As author Devin Thorpe declares, “There are two keys to becoming a good social entrepreneur. Intentionality, that is intending to have a positive social impact rather than merely delivering one incidentally, is how you become a social entrepreneur. Accountability, measuring the impact, Read more about How Social Entrepreneurs Begin to Measure Impact[…]

Jean Case of Case Foundation keynotes Fuqua’s Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference

We were honored to welcome Jean Case of the Case Foundation to campus on February 8 as the closing keynote at our annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference. In a fireside chat with CASE i3 Director Cathy Clark, Jean spoke about building movements by inspiring, educating, and activating.  Second-year MBA student Alejandra Rossi highlighted Read more about Jean Case of Case Foundation keynotes Fuqua’s Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference[…]

CASE i3 Speaker: Debra Schwartz of MacArthur Foundation

We were thrilled to welcome Debra Schwartz to campus in December 2016 for an excellent talk for the Duke community on bridging capital gaps and democratizing impact investing.  Debra was especially articulate in discussing the role foundations have played in the impact investing field, and how that role may change as the field continues to Read more about CASE i3 Speaker: Debra Schwartz of MacArthur Foundation[…]

Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs

After 5+ years of experience running CASE i3, we know that academic institutions can help build the impact investing field by teaching students a fuller suite of skills, clarifying the range of career paths open to them, and developing a better theoretical and practical knowledge base.  We share our own approach, as well as the Read more about Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs[…]