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Found 10 cases in the category Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

  1. At the beginning of a new school year during the Great Recession, Bedford Falls Academy Executive Director Susan Lundberg proposes an ambitious five-year capital improvement and enrollment growth plan. The plan is a complete surprise to the Board, which had met to discuss the school’s strategy just three months earlier. Over the previous three years the highly leveraged and cash strapped school has purchased a new facility on two hundred acres of property, expanded its enrollment area to surrounding communities, and expanded is programming from grades 5-8 to include grades 9-12.

    Education, Finance
  2. This case illuminates issues associated with the replication of nonprofit organizations and their affiliation in larger structures. The rapid success of SVP Seattle invited its replication in other cities and soon brought the question of establishing a national structure into serious consideration. The case can be used to examine the role of a "model" organization in supporting replication and to explore the critical importance of mission and values in organizational development and growth.

    Nonprofit and NGO
  3. Mahiz Shewen is the president of the Pandoran Development Authority (PANDA), a group of private sector leaders with civic action interests in the Southeast Asian republic of Pandora. PANDA has recently sponsored a large convention in the capital city of Garabad to discuss the private sector’s role in Pandora and to find ways for the private sector to increase its participation in social and economic policy. In Shewen’s mind, the convention had been a great success for his organization and the private sector.

  4. Kevin McDonald knows that it will not be possible to replicate TROSA, which uses a social entrepreneurial model to provide services for substance abusers. But he wants to enable others to learn from both his successes and missteps. This ethnography outlines TROSA's unique vision and methods. It explores how the organization practices leadership development as part of everyday life. In addition, photographer Cedric N.

  5. The Burlington Community Land Trust has a radical vision: to secure housing as a basic right, not as a commodity to be bought and sold. The Trust enables low-income families to buy homes on land it owns, controls and keeps perpetually affordable. Founded over 20 years ago, the Trust uses the following approaches:

  6. Ruth Wise and her colleagues have put their formerly disenfranchised neighborhood on the map. Through engaging community residents, buying property and creating sophisticated financial negotiations, they have brought long-sought sewers and home ownership to residents of New Road. Begun in 1992, the organization embraces the following approaches:

  7. Junebug Productions, founded in 1980, enables artists, community members, and students to share their experiences of the Civil Rights Movement. Junebug uses its widely replicated storytelling model, called "story circles," to build understanding and relationships among people affected by this historic time. The story circle process creates opportunities for African Americans in the black belt south to engage in art and social change activities to improve their quality of life.

  8. This teaching case presents the dilemma that faces the director of a local citizens' committee formed in support of the creation of a large new city park in downtown Seattle. The committee includes many dedicated local activists who disagree about what policy and advocacy strategy will succeed in getting the park built. At the end of the case, the director of the committee, Jack Horner, has called a committee meeting to present his recommendation, but he has not yet decided which strategy he will recommend.

  9. This case describes the development of an innovative HIV/AIDS prevention project in Bangladesh that targeted sex workers and other high-risk groups. The project, SHAKTI (Stopping HIV/AIDS through Knowledge and Training Initiatives), was developed by CARE-Bangladesh. The case tells the story of how a fairly simple project to raise HIV awareness among sex workers evolved into a larger project that sought to empower one of the most marginalized populations in Bangladesh to fight for their basic human rights.

  10. The case begins in Spring 2007 with Paul Shoemaker and Ruth Jones, the respective executive directors of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Seattle and Social Venture Partners International (SVPI). It chronicles the history of SVP Seattle and the subsequent formation of SVPI, the international network of SVP affiliates. The case contrasts the ambitious goals for the exponential growth of SVPs in 2001 to the moderate growth it had actually achieved by 2007.