Business & Nonprofit Communities

Explore opportunities to volunteer beyond Stanford GSB.

Advise Entrepreneurs in Africa

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (nicknamed Seed) was founded in 2011 to bridge a critical gap in global efforts to address prosperity around the world. Our unique approach focuses on private sector job creation by transforming local and regional businesses with exceptional growth and impact potential.

Jobs and job creation are of critical importance to poverty reduction—jobs promote economic mobility as well as social cohesion and provide solid foundations for improving social and political stability. We are seeking Volunteer Business Coaches and Advisors.

Empower Social Entrepreneurs Fighting Global Poverty

Join Project Redwood, a philanthropic partnership uniting GSB alumni to alleviate poverty worldwide. Our expertise and grants help social entrepreneurs raise the living standard for hundreds of thousands through training, education and job creation. Connect and collaborate with fellow alums. Be part of this inspiring venture.

Provide Pro Bono Consulting Services

Join the Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) and make use of your management skills, providing pro bono consulting services to social benefit organizations throughout the Bay Area.

Bring Your Nonprofit Projects to ACT

The Alumni Consulting Team provides pro bono consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Find out how your organization can work with ACT.

Volunteer Appreciation Event with Stanford Deans Levin and Minor
Volunteer Appreciation Event with Stanford Deans Levin and Minor
GSB Dean Jon Levin and Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd B. Minor in conversation on racial injustice, COVID-19, and the impact of ACT volunteers

Alumni Volunteer Awards

John W. Gardner Volunteer Leadership Award

Honors alumni volunteers who have demonstrated a history of strong commitment in many areas, frequently in a leadership role.

Stanford Associates’ Gold Spike Award

Awarded annually for distinguished volunteer leadership service to Stanford.

Alison Elliott Exceptional Achievement Award

Awarded each year to an ACT volunteer.