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Announcing the King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI)

With a $25 million gift from King Philanthropies, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT launches an initiative to combat both climate change and poverty through scalable, evidence-based solutions.

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October 12, 2021

Focus On What You Can Control

When asked his advice as to how Olympic athletes could best prepare to compete in the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Michael Phelps—the most-decorated Olympian of all time, with 28 swimming medals to his name—said this: “Focus on what you can control. That is something that’s so important going into this.” Focus—on what you can control, […]

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October 12, 2021

Persistence, Perseverance, Peak Performance

At the Opening Ceremony of the long-delayed Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach commended the people of Japan for their perseverance amidst the many challenges of the global pandemic. He then congratulated the athletes for carrying on with their training despite the clouds of uncertainty that shadowed them this past year. “What is […]

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October 1, 2021

Setting the Right Goals in the Right Way

“Keep your eyes on the prize,” says the old adage. But, as it turns out, setting your sights on a lofty goal—on a swing-for-fences sales target, or on “big bet” social impact objective—can be detrimental to your quest to win a coveted prize. Identifying a single grand goal, and leaving it at that, will set […]

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October 1, 2021

An Olympic Frame of Mind: How Leaders Can Hone Their Mindset For Peak Performance

The athletes who go for the gold this summer will exhibit not just amazing physical prowess but also astounding mental discipline. Behind their medal-winning achievements lies a mindset that leaders in all fields can adopt to improve their performance. Part 1 of the Olympic Frame of Mind series.

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May 19, 2021

Managing Through Complexity With Team Of Teams: How One Acre Fund Exemplifies The Future Of Work

The emerging team-of-teams organizational model offers a way to organize people that aligns beautifully with the future of work, minimizing challenges that can arise from remote, dispersed, and digital work practices. One Acre Fund provides a stellar example of how to make the most of this model.

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January 20, 2021

A Better Resolution for the New Year: Set Attainable Goals

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed led BRAC to become one of the largest nonprofits in the world, in part by applying the science of goal setting. In this era of great challenge, we can all resolve to follow in his footsteps by working to set achievable goals that will make a real difference in our world.

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December 23, 2020

A Letter from Our Founders: Top 10 Themes of 2020

In their 2020 Founders’ Letter, Bob and Dottie King review key themes that reflect the work of King Philanthropies over the preceding year.

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December 17, 2020

Prepare for a Post-Pandemic World: But, First, Feed the Children

Children may be the biggest victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, due to indirect effects of hunger and malnutrition. Yet high performing social sector organizations provide opportunities for donors to make a difference, with cost-effective interventions that can save millions of children.

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September 10, 2020

Back to School: Eastside Prep Adapts to New Crises with Back-to-Basics Leadership

Eastside Prep, a high-performing nonprofit organization that equips disadvantaged students to thrive, is nimbly reckoning with the Covid-19 crisis, the struggle for racial justice, and other outsized challenges.

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