1. After funding Women for Women in a small way—and coming to admire them greatly—the Buffetts amplified their support when the organization faced a key moment for growth.

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  2. The Buffetts gave too much too soon to one grantee, causing it to grow and “also devolve pretty quickly.” That prompted them to “pull back and realize we’d played a role in that” unraveling, and work with the grantee to set a much stronger path forward.

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  3. “Just as organizations want to contort themselves to look good, foundations want to contort themselves to look good too!” Peter Buffett cautions. “It can take generations” to see results, he continues, “And we’re ok with that."

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  4. For Peter and Jennifer Buffett, meeting Nayna, a young trafficking survivor in India, was most striking not for the horrors she retold, but for her resilience—and her belief in the possibilities for her future.

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  5. “I really grew up in an environment where it was the right thing to do to get into a place where somebody else would be afraid to go,” says Peter Buffett.

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