Strengthening Impact Management CohortImplement a comprehensive impact management approach

Impact Frontiers and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business are partnering to offer a program in which participants will develop and strengthen impact management approaches tailored to their organization’s context, strategy, and goals.

The program will include monthly meetings over a twelve-month period, with workshops, case examples and exercises, structured peer sharing and feedback, guest expert sessions, and coaching. 

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Program Curriculum

The program is divided into three sequences: Foundations, Scaffolding, and the Roof. The Foundations and Scaffolding sequences build on one another to lay the groundwork for the impact-financial integration tools and processes we develop in the Roof sequence.

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1. Impact Goals & Decision-Making

2. Level-Setting on Racial Equity

3. Gender Equity & Intersectionality

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4. Intro to Impact Rating: What, Who, How Much

5. Intro to Impact Ratings: Investor Contribution, Impact Risk

6. Impact Ratings in Social Equity Context

7. Social Equity in Impact Ratings continued and... Onto the Roof!

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8. Intro to the Efficient Impact Frontier

9. Financial Risk and Return Day!

10. Integrated Analysis and Decision Making

11. Optimizing your Process to Optimize Performance

12. Conclusion*

*Cohort members will have a 6-month window after the final workshop to present their work to the group in peer-feedback workshops
Our Partner
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CASE at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is an award-winning research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Since 2002, CASE has been a leader in the field of social impact and impact investing, serving as a hub for research, teaching, and practitioner training.

CASE has worked with thousands of impact organizations, funders, and field-builders to connect theory to practice. CASE specializes in developing practitioner-friendly training and tools to equip impact leaders to succeed and scale their impact. CASE Smart Impact Capital is a professional impact investing program that has been in continuous use since 2016 by over 95 accelerator, fund, and university cohorts. CASE partnered with the UN Development Programme to launch a Coursera course that has trained over 8000 enterprises and investors to enhance their practices around Impact Measurement and Management for the SDGs.

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Cathy Clark

Cathy Clark is Faculty Director at CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Founding Director of the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing. Cathy is globally recognized as a collaborative visionary and pioneering influencer in the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. She has been named a B the Change Champion, Social Innovation Thought Leader of the Year in 2020 by the World Economic Forum, and one of 2021’s top 12 Agents of impact by ImpactAlpha.

Previously, Cathy was an investor at Flatiron Partners, a philanthropist at the Markle Foundation, and a policy convener at the Aspen Institute. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.