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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.

TROSA uses a social entrepreneurial model to provide services for substance abusers. The ethnography outlines TROSA's unique vision and methods, and explores how the organization practices leadership development as part of everyday life. The accompanying leadership story highlights how TROSA was able to pursue its goals.

Kevin McDonald knows that it will not be possible to replicate TROSA, which uses a social entrepreneurial model to provide services for substance abusers.

This case analyzes the challenges facing PANDA, a private-sector interest group, as they decide how to move forward in a complex political environment. Students must keep in mind the nature of the political regime in Pandora, the various components and goals of PANDA, and the relative positions of other political stakeholders.

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.

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).

The Burlington Community Land Trust has a radical vision: to secure housing as a basic right. Through grassroots organizing, democratic leadership, and balancing opposing opinions, the trust enables low-income families to buy homes on land it owns.

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.

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.

Junebug Productions enables artists, community members, and students to share their experiences of the Civil Rights Movement. The process creates opportunities to engage in art and social change activities to improve their quality of life.

Junebug Productions, founded in 1980, enables artists, community members, and students to share their experiences of the Civil Rights Movement.

Executive Director Lundberg has a new five-year contract, but must deal with a board that is divided over the use of the school’s land, only a small portion of which is actually needed for the school’s facilities. A showdown is brewing...

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 p

The dilemma facing a citizens' organization formed to support creation of a large new city park. The organization has developed many policy and advocacy options, and must now decide the best approach.

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 case tells the story of how a 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.

This case describes the development of an innovative HIV/AIDS prevention project in Bangladesh that targeted sex workers and other high-risk groups.