Learn about the work ACT volunteers have done to help Bay Area nonprofits increase their impact. Learn About the History of ACT See Past Winners of the ACT Exceptional Achievement Award See the Most Recent ACT Awards Celebration School Story & News Search Search by article title, program, and more Narrow your results Results for Clear All August 15, 2019 Written Dream Team: How Stanford GSB Alumni Helped Refocus a Struggling Nonprofit Stanford GSB’s ACT program sends alumni into social impact organizations to strategically solve problems and plan for growth. June 23, 2017 Written Stanford ACT Celebrates 30 Years of Pro Bono Impact Hundreds of Stanford MBA volunteers donate more than $3 million of consulting value annually. August 03, 2015 Written A Pioneering Senior Services Organization Needs Help Envisioning a Future Peninsula Volunteers, Inc (PVI) asked ACT to help them develop a viable business plan for their Little House Senior Activity Center. August 01, 2015 Written Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Revises its Outreach Strategy to Overcome Funding Cuts Anticipating a major donor’s funding would end soon, BARTC turned to Stanford ACT to revise its marketing plan. January 01, 2015 Written Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club Reviews Its Brand and Marketing Strategy As they sought to increase their membership base, especially among younger donors, the club wondered if their name was meaningful to potential donors. March 15, 2014 Written ACT Project Helps Kick Off Stanford’s SEED Initiative ACT suggested several models for how Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) could structure alumni volunteers to coach and mentor local executives in the field. October 15, 2011 Written A Historic Nonprofit Reaches Out to ACT David Lewis, the long-time head of Save the Bay, felt the upcoming 50th anniversary of the organization was a good time to update Save the Bay’s strategic plan. February 15, 2011 Written ACT Helps Haas Center Develop Five-Year Road Map ACT consultants were called on to assist in the development of a five-year strategic plan that would guide the Haas Center’s decisions regarding programs, funding, facilities, and staffing. January 15, 2011 Written Redesigning Research Administration for Stanford’s School of Engineering The engineering school established a steering committee and engaged the Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) to evaluate and explore various research administration service delivery models. October 15, 2010 Written ACT Client Recognized for Innovative Work With Kids in Foster Care The Stanford Alumni Consulting Team helped answer the question: How can we structure the relationship between the local chapters and the national organization of A Home Within? October 15, 2010 Written ACT Team Helps Coyote Point Museum Create a Sustainable Business Model and Brand ACT volunteers set out to develop a five-year plan with a focus on increasing the museum's earned income, which at the time of the initial engagement was at 30% of total revenue. October 15, 2010 Written Inspiring Innovation in the Silicon Valley Housing Market ACT consultants worked closely with two Bay area nonprofits on how an equity-sharing fund to finance residential down payments could benefit both the public and private sector. October 15, 2010 Written Launching a New Urban Center for Outward Bound Outward Bound approached the Alumni Consulting Team to help answer the question: What would it take to create a successful Outward Bound Urban Center in the Bay Area? October 15, 2007 Written Alumni Team Goes to Africa Cynthia Dai, MBA ’93, shares her experience leading a Stanford ACT project to help Uganda Rural Development and Training develop a sustainable funding model.