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Smart Impact Capital

Smart Impact CapitalTM addresses the needs and common pitfalls of impact entrepreneurs seeking to raise investment capital. Through action-oriented online resources, Smart Impact Capital allows entrepreneurs to access the right information at the right time.

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Nine Modules

The 9 modules of Smart Impact Capital take you through the process of preparing for and securing investment capital. Each module includes short videos, downloadable resources, and flexible, reusable, and interactive tools.

These bite-sized lessons were created in collaboration with hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs. Work through a module in one sitting, skip around different resources, or pop onto the site when you have time. Whatever fits into your busy schedule!


Highly Applicable

You’re busy, so our modules cover the most important questions you need to answer to be effective.  Our tools are customizable for your venture.


Lessons from impact entrepreneurs like you, and investors that work with them, drive the content.  We feature their experiences and incorporate our years of experience working with them.


Work at your own pace.  Use just the components you need, when you need them.  Our tools can be accessed from anywhere, anytime.

Partnering with Field Leaders

Leaders in the field recognize the usefulness of the tools within Smart Impact Capital, and have provided this resource to their entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to reach so many impact ventures through these partners, and to have the opportunity to learn with them.

  • Duke social entrepreneur accelerator
  • US Aid
  • saving lives at birth
Samson Gwer, Executive Director. Afya Research Africa

So with a non-business background, my experience with the Smart Impact Capital training was amazing, honestly. And I say this because it was broken down in a very simple way that was very easy to follow. There are very well-defined outcomes.

Megan White Mukuria, Founder and CEO, Zana Africa

Better tools to take to our leadership team to upgrade our language and approach, strategy, and communication to investors in our deck and business model. Revolutionary!

Wendy Taylor, Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at USAID

It’s no surprise that this incredible toolset came from CASE at Duke. They’ve collected real-life lessons and boiled them down to essential how-to's for all impact entrepreneurs raising capital.

The Experience Behind Smart Impact Capital

Smart Impact Capital is produced by the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, with funding from USAID and Duke. The modules draw from over 12 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and investors.

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