ACT Stories

ACT Project Kickoff - Just Add Loose Lumber and Duct Tape

ACT Volunteers have fun at project round kick-off, building furniture, teamwork and creativity at the Tinkering School in San Francisco. Details

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ACT Project Helps Kick off Stanford's SEED Initiative

"When Stanford's own SEED Initiative was starting up, they tapped the knowledge base of ACT itself on how best to involve alumni. The project worked so well that one of the ACT team members stepped forward to be a mentor at SEED's first Regional Innovation Center in Ghana." Details

Save the Bay volunteers
Five-Year Strategic Plan for Save the Bay Focuses Their Efforts

"When Save the Bay's five year strategic plan was ready for a refresh, Save the Bay turned to ACT. At the end of a thorough review of Save the Bay's programs and strengths, the ACT team recommended Save the Bay wind down one of their long-standing core programs." Details

Haas Center toy box

ACT Helps Haas Center Develop Five-Year Roadmap

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. Details

young girl and boy at Coyote Point Museum

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 percent of total revenue. Details

Redwood helix

Redesigning Research Administration for Stanford'™s School of Engineering

The school engaged the Alumni Consulting Team to evaluate and explore various research administration service delivery models. Details

housing complex

Inspiring Innovation in the Silicon Valley Housing Market

ACT consultants worked closely with the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County and Eden Housing to explore how an equity-sharing fund to finance residential down payments could benefit both the public and private sector. Details

Dr. Heineman with foster child

ACT Client Recognized for Innovative Work with Kids in Foster Care

Dr. Heineman, a clinical psychologist turned social entrepreneur, partnered with ACT to plan and organize the growth of the organization A Home Within. Details

Outward Bound group

Launching a New Urban Center for Outward Bound

Outward Bound approached ACT to help answer the question: What would it take to create a successful Outward Bound Urban Center in the Bay Area? Details

Uganda farmers

Alumni Team Goes to Africa

ACT helped Uganda Rural Development and Training develop a sustainable funding model. Details