ACT Stories & History

Learn about the work ACT volunteers have done to help Bay Area nonprofits increase their impact.

At ACT, we recognize Stanford GSB alumni as our most valuable asset. For over three decades, nearly 2,000 alumni have generously volunteered their time and expertise with Bay Area nonprofits, amplifying their social impact. Each year, we come together to honor and celebrate ACT volunteers, reflecting on their remarkable contributions.

Learn more about our volunteers and the transformative impact they’ve made through ACT.

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August 15, 2019

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.
Illustration of people holding up a school. Credit: Linn Fritz
June 23, 2017

Stanford ACT Celebrates 30 Years of Pro Bono Impact

Hundreds of Stanford MBA volunteers donate more than $3 million of consulting value annually.
ACT volunteers | Stacy Geiken Photography
August 03, 2015

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.
A plaque that reads: In gratitude to the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team - Sean Bandarkar, John Carlson, Win Derman, Deirdre Noris, Linda Schuck, Bob Stevens, Fred Thieman - March, 2015