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Stanford University Recognizes Bob and Dottie King with the “Degree of Uncommon Citizen”

Bob and Dottie King, were recently accorded Stanford University’s most prestigious alumni award: the Degree of Uncommon Citizen. Only 31 other people have ever been honored with this award, which is given only when the president of Stanford deems it appropriate to recognize individuals whose service to the university is “rare and extraordinary.” The degree was […]

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August 6, 2021

Setting the Right Goals in the Right Way

Peak performers in all fields—from world-class athletes to global changemakers—apply discipline and precision to the work of identifying both intermediate and ultimate goals. Part 2 of the Olympic Frame of Mind series.
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July 30, 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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July 29, 2020

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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July 20, 2020

For Friends of the Children, Black Lives Matter Is More Than a “Moment”

Friends of the Children, a high-performing nonprofit that works with disadvantaged youth across the United States, has turned its statement of support for the Black community into a program of real-world change.
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