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A pile of blankets to be given away | Reuters / Adrees Latif
March 7, 2017
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Advice to Future Philanthropists: Follow Your Heart but Let Your Brain Drive

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen says giving is about more than just writing checks.

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Three blind students lead one another | Dave Power | Courtesy of the Perkins School for the Blind
December 6, 2016
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Bringing a Business Mindset to Educating Visually Impaired Students

The country’s oldest school for blind students turns to mobile apps, online courses, and driverless cars.
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March 20, 2014
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Dale Miller: Choosing a Board Seat, Advice from the Pros

Experienced board members from the Stanford community share their advice for choosing a first time board.
February 27, 2014
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Dale Miller: Why Go Nonprofit?

Dale Miller brings the expertise and experience of Stanford GSB faculty and alumni to consider the question, “Is nonprofit passé or overlooked?”
October 14, 2013
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Jason Rosenthal: Going Against the Grain

A serial entrepreneur explains why he takes on huge markets with disruptive approaches.
September 25, 2013
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Research: Can Money Buy Happiness?

In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.
June 21, 2013
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Laura Weidman Powers: Opening Doors for Minorities in Technology

Just one in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino. Code2040 is working to change that.
May 20, 2013
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David and Stephanie Dodson: Making Nutrition Their Business

Project Healthy Children works with governments and manufacturers to bring fortified foods to people at risk.
May 7, 2013
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Jessica Jackley: Stories of Poverty and Entrepreneurship

The cofounder of a microlending outfit says entrepreneurs need to “wake up each day and say, ‘Now what?’”
February 19, 2013
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Frank Flynn: Giving the Gift of Our Time to Others

What spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else? This quarter’s column explores giving the gift of our time to others.
December 13, 2012
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Ashanthi Mathai: Cross-Sector Effort Helps People See Better

Mathai established a powerful cross-sector collaboration with the Sri Lankan government, regional and local clinics, businesses, and philanthropists to issue eyeglasses to 10,600 people.
October 24, 2012
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Jeff Skoll’s Philanthropy Focuses on World’s Biggest Challenges

Jeff Skoll, one of only 20 people who’ve ever given away $1 billion, hopes to engage everyone in the planet’s survival by leveraging the power of Hollywood.