SVI Call for Case Studies Extended to June 26th

Case Study Applications for Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock, September 9-13, 2009 are being accepted until Friday, June 26th!  Case Studies are the core of the SVI model and where some of the greatest learning happens.  They are a powerful way for SVI attendees to gain a wealth of practical ideas to help manage the challenges of running a socially responsible enterprise.

Case Studies are selected based on the following criteria:

  • From enterprises at various stages of growth,
  • Have well-framed and defined problem statements,
  • Provide opportunities to draw larger lessons for the whole group,
  • Focus on one major strategic challenge, such as:(1) Business Financing, (2) Sales and Marketing, or (3) Managing Change.

"As Twice Shy, Jen and I attended three SVI's before we applied to be a case study; we could not have picked a better time. We were completely overwhelmed by our situation and felt stuck with no way out. During the creation of our presentation we quickly realized that we had a business worth preserving and it was during the case study itself that we began to feel unstuck realizing that the collective wisdom of SVI was suddenly at our disposal. It was humbling and exhilarating and we left the experience revitalized and inspired. We now find ourselves clear of the challenges that held us back, more confident and with a new business model ready to take on the future. Thank you SVI!"

 -- Michael Ziff and Jen MacCormack, Hip Baby

Click here to submit your Case Study Application and for more information. Case Study applications are now due by Friday, June 26th. 

Past Case Study Presenters include:
Edible Planet                             Novex Couriers
Happy Planet                            Public Outreach
Lunapads                                 Salt Spring Coffee
New Leaf Paper                         SPUD

We hope you will help us spread the word about this great opportunity to other values-based business leaders.