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MethaneSAT’s Mission Has Begun

On the morning of March 4, 2024, one million pounds of liquid oxygen and RP-1 rocket fuel were pumped into a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket that stood on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 4 East in Santa Barbara County, California. It was an ordinary workday for the Falcon-9, which has successfully completed more than […]

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March 20, 2020

Fight by Focusing: As Coronavirus Spreads, Lessons from Last Mile Health

Even amid crises, high-performing nonprofits like Last Mile Health thrive by adhering to a clear, focused mission—and by resisting the temptation to be all things to all stakeholders.
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February 13, 2020

Pay-It-Forward Scaling: A Powerful New Approach Exemplified by CAMFED

Nonprofits today are under pressure to scale their impact by finding new sources of revenue and by expanding their pipeline of future leaders. CAMFED demonstrates the power of “pay-it-forward scaling” to achieve those goals.
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January 9, 2020

The Next Frontier: Leveraging the Nobel Prize to Shape the Future

Leaders from Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) discuss the pressing challenge of climate change, the opportunity to leverage digital data for social impact, and the importance of strong leadership.
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January 1, 2020

A Letter from Our Founders: Top 10 Themes of 2019

In their 2019 Founders’ Letter, Bob and Dottie King review key themes—from defining a bold strategic objective to addressing climate change—that reflect the work of King Philanthropies over the preceding year.
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December 9, 2019

2019 Nobel Prize Recipient, Abhijit Banerjee, Reflects on Leadership in the Social Sector

A Nobel laureate discusses his vision for alleviating global poverty, his hopes for the future of data-driven evaluation, his views on forming strong professional relationships, and his sources of personal inspiration.
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August 20, 2019

King Philanthropies Featured in New Case Study at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

A case study on King Philanthropies’ decision to expand King Essentials to India sheds light on the trade-offs that foundations face when they make funding choices that affect the lives of millions of people.
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May 22, 2019

Announcing the Stanford King Center on Global Development

A research center at Stanford University—renamed in recognition of support from Bob and Dottie King—brings together scholars and students to pursue innovative approaches to challenges in the developing world.
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January 1, 2019

King Philanthropies’ Top 10 Themes of 2018

In their 2018 Founders’ Letter, Bob and Dottie King review key themes—from pursuing a bold mission to driving social sector excellence—that reflect the work of King Philanthropies over the preceding year.
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