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A local nonprofit organization's rapid success at applying a venture capital approach to philanthropy creates widespread interest in replicating its model in other cities.

This case illuminates issues associated with the replication of nonprofit organizations and their affiliation in larger structures.

The events that led to the bankruptcy of the San Antonio Symphony illustrate conflicting goals that nonprofits face, addressing both financial viability of their organizations and artistic and cultural views of how nonprofits should operate.

This case is about the events that led to the bankruptcy of the San Antonio Symphony.

This is one of the best examples available of how a grassroots nonprofit evolves and develops, and how it recovers from opposition, missteps, and accidents that often destroy a good cause before it gets established.

This A and B case sequence traces the development of a nonprofit organization aimed at serving recent Hispanic immigrants in gaining access to day labor and staying out of immigration trouble.

A looming battle at the polls threatens two important civic projects, and leaders look for a way around the funding and political dilemma.

This case can be used to help students learn about the politics of tax initiatives as a tool for funding important community projects.

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).

After Major League Soccer announced a plan to bring a team to Salt Lake City, the subsequent intergovernmental tensions with regard to funding and building a stadium caused the Major League Soccer to question their decision.

Major League Soccer announced plans to bring a team to Salt Lake City, Utah, and originally the organization announced plans to build a soccer stadium in downtown.

Through engaging community residents, buying property and creating sophisticated financial negotiations, New Road Community Development Group has brought long-sought sewers and home ownership to a formerly disenfranchised neighborhood.

Ruth Wise and her colleagues have put their formerly disenfranchised neighborhood on the map.

Hazard Perry County Community Ministries redefine the interrelated problems facing their community. They create solutions through building partnerships, addressing the underlying issues, and following through with service delivery.

For years, outsiders brought individual social service programs and funding to Eastern Kentucky, then left. Gerry Roll and her colleagues redefine the interrelated problems facing their community.

This case outlines 2V/ACT's strategic planning process and the challenges the organization faced in implementing the plan. Primary objectives include:

  • Examining what it means for nonprofits to be stewards of community resources
  • Exploring the role of strategic planning and how plan implementation impacts the success of the planning process
  • Evaluating the role of different funding streams and how they impact the functioning of an organization
  • Exposing students to the challenges of maintaining board and staff capacity during major transitions
  • Exploring how the leadership of a nonprofit should determine when it is time to dissolve the organization

2V/ACT, originally known as Seattle Youth Involvement Network (SYIN), was envisioned during a three-day Seattle Youth Summit coordinated by Mayor Norm Rice in 1991.