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Chuck Feeney – Recipient Of The Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award For Philanthropy

Chuck Feeney: Recipient Of The Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award For Philanthropy

 

Warren Buffett commends the founder of Atlantic Philanthropies, an organization that has pledged more than $6.5 billion in grants to promote education, health, peace and human dignity throughout the world. 

Joining a Nonprofit Board Without a Financial Obligation

Joining a Board Without a Financial Obligation

 

Most nonprofit boards are required to secure adequate resources for an organization. However, not every board member can make a substantial financial contribution. Stanford GSB alumni and industry experts share the various roles, contribution levels, and additional options for individuals interested in board service, but are unable to meet steep giving policies. Business leaders and Stanford GSB alumni shared their insights at the 2014 GSB Nonprofit Board Governance Institute at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

How a Nonprofit Board Changes as the Organization Evolves

How a Nonprofit Board Changes as the Organization Evolves

 

 

Nonprofit boards can provide everything from governance expertise to task oriented volunteer support. Stanford GSB alumni and industry experts share insights into how the role of the board member changes as an organization grows and evolves. Business leaders and Stanford GSB alumni shared their insights at the 2014 GSB Nonprofit Board Governance Institute at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

A Conversation with Jean Case

A Conversation with Jean Case

 

CEO, The Case Foundation

 

The Giving Pledge – ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD

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“Those who have been blessed with extraordinary wealth have an opportunity, some would say a responsibility – we consider it a privilege – to give back to their communities, be they local, national or global.”

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Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

 

In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as about their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their wealth away. 

The Art of Leadership | Bill Strickland, CEO, Manchester Bidwell

The Art of Leadership | Bill Strickland, CEO, Manchester Bidwell

 

Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health as part of the Decision-making: Voices from the Field webcast leadership series on March 4, 2014. Watch the entire series at hsph.me/voices.

Topics discussed include how to effectively communicate with diverse groups, the necessity of a leader to provide vision, and the impact of creating a positive physical environment.

 

The Decision-making: Voices from the Field webcast leadership discussion series at Harvard School of Public Health invites leaders to speak about their experiences making decisions that affect global health. Highly interactive and candid, the series is produced in The Leadership Studio for a student audience. The high-definition webcast is streamed live and posted for future viewing. Students learn from experienced leaders about decisions that were effective, decisions that failed, and which decisions, if any, could have been made differently.

 

Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporations, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, and the Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, is nationally recognized as a visionary community leader with marked success in community adaptation and revitalization. Manchester Bidwell Corporation — developed by Mr. Strickland over several decades — is a nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh that provides job training for adults, and arts education and mentoring to young people. Under his leadership, Manchester Bidwell has become a successful business model for social change, whose organizational culture fosters innovation, creativity, responsibility and integrity. President Obama selected Mr. Strickland to be one of the founding members of the White House Council for Community Solutions. 

The Giving Pledge – RICHARD AND JOAN BRANSON

The Giving Pledge – RICHARD AND JOAN BRANSON

 

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“‘Stuff’ really is not what brings happiness. Family, friends, good health and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference are what really matters.

 

Happily our children, who will be our principal heirs, agree with me on this. As and when we take monies out of the Virgin Group of companies the majority of it will be invested in entrepreneurial approaches to help make a difference in the world. We want the value created by the Virgin Group to be used to invest in new collaborative approaches to addressing issues, where business, governments and not-for-profits join forces to create a healthy, equitable and peaceful world for future generations to enjoy.

 

We started by trying to give a voice to the young people of the 1960s and hope our ‘Giving pledge’ will help many generations to come. We look forward to working with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in expanding the number of people who are part of this pledge outside America.”

 

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MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG on the Giving Pledge

MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG on the Giving Pledge

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“If you want to do something for your children and show how much you love them, the single best thing – by far – is to support organizations that will create a better world for them and their children. And by giving, we inspire others to give of themselves, whether their money or their time.”

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Can business make the world a better place?: YADIN KAUFMANN

Can business make the world a better place?: YADIN KAUFMANN

 

Venture capitalist, co-founded Sadara Ventures, the first fund targeting investments in Palestinian technology companies, and Tmura, The Israeli Public Service Venture Fund, which is a leading non-profit organization in the Israel high-tech sector. Business creates wealth. But – it can also produce social change and help make our world a better place. Just as ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’, it will take time to build a Palestinian knowledge-based economy. Palestine can become the next ‘start-up nation’ — and the high-tech engine of the Arab world. And just as technology entrepreneurs transformed Israel, maybe they will transform the region.