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February 2, 2003

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J. Gregory Dees is an academic pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship. He is the faculty director for the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at DukeÕs Fuqua School of Business. This is not his first such venture. Professor Dees previously helped develop similar initiatives at both Harvard and Stanford. He is the author of two recent books on the topic: Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs and Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit Ð both published by Wiley Nonprofit Series.

Sharon M. Oster is the Faculty Director for the Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures at the Yale School of Management.

Professor Oster is a specialist in competitive strategy, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, the economics of regulation and antitrust, and nonprofit strategy. She has written extensively on the regulation of business and competitive strategy. Professor Oster's book, Modern Competitive Analysis is used widely at management schools. Her second book is Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations.

Adrian Pancucci is a consultant to a number of London-based organizations serving people with limited incomes. One of his clients, the London & Quadrant Housing Trust, has just launched CHANGE, a community finance corporation to bring financial services to underserved Londoners and that plans to fund social enterprises and small start-ups.

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