A dynamic leadership committee provides visibility, expertise, infrastructure and financial resources to support A Billion + Change. Leadership Committee members often represent A Billion + Change at events, provide input to inform the strategic direction of the campaign, and rally their own employees and peers to embrace and excel at providing top-notch pro bono service to issues they care most about. A Billion + Change is grateful to the following Leadership Committee members:
The Advisory Board
The Advisory Board Company is a technology, research, and consulting firm focused on elevating the performance of more than 4,000 member organizations across healthcare and higher education. The focus of our Community Impact program is not only to utilize our unique knowledge of these sectors to drive transformative change in public health and student success outcomes, but also to provide opportunities for staff to use their unique, individual gifts to make a difference through other causes that may inspire them.
We do this by providing up to 10 hours of paid daytime leave per month for volunteerism, funding and support to internal social intrapreneurs through our social innovation challenge, a network of Community Impact Leads across the world, and Cause Communities outside of our traditional focus areas. Our staff of 2,600 has responded — in 2013, 100% of our employees tracked volunteerism, completing 65 pro bono projects that delivered more than $1.7 million in benefit.
Capital One has always believed that, as business leaders, we have a unique opportunity and inherent responsibility to create value in the communities where we live and work. Through innovative partnerships and programs that focus on community and economic development, education, and financial literacy, our goal is to provide relevant programs and services to those most in need.
Like other companies, we provide monetary support to nonprofits and community organizations, but this is only part of our formula. We follow a holistic approach to philanthropy that includes financial support, volunteerism, and leadership. Central to our philanthropic approach is Capital One’s award-winning Pro Bono Program. By offering specialized pro bono services in core business areas such as Brand Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal and Real Estate, we are able to identify the areas where nonprofits often face the biggest hurdles and help them to achieve desired results.
Through our pro bono program, Capital One’s vision is to teach sustainable, replicable business practices that allow our community partners to drive meaningful change in their organizations. Since 2008, more than 750 Capital One associates have donated nearly 25,000 hours to 315 nonprofit partners, resulting in $7M worth of service.
Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. CNCS invests in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference through AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer GenerationFund. CNCS also leads initiatives like the President’s Call to Service (United We Serve) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. CNCS created A Billion + Change as an important and strategic way for companies to participate in the Call to Service by engaging their employees in pro bono and skills based service that increases the capacity and impact of nonprofit organizations to meet vital community needs.
Deloitte is the largest professional services organizations in the U.S., specializing in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Doing what we do best, through skills-based volunteering, serves as a powerful tool in strengthening charitable organizations and addressing our nation’s most pressing societal issues. Deloitte is a proud founding sponsor of A Billion + Change and an advocate for its efforts to expand the pro bono movement across the country.
At HP, we are committed to creating a better future for everyone through our actions and innovations. It’s a framework for thinking about how we do business called HP Living Progress. Community engagement is one way we support HP Living Progress worldwide, helping advance the health and well-being of people, helping businesses and the economy thrive, and strengthening the environment as we grow. By mobilizing our global workforce of 300,000 people alongside our broad technology portfolio of products and services, we work closely with leading organizations, such as A Billion + Change, to evaluate problems and provide innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems. We are proud to partner with and sponsor A Billion + Change's pro bono expansion in the United States and beyond. Read about HP Living Progress..
Over the 100 years of IBM’s existence, we have developed and refined a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship that we believe aligns with IBM’s values and maximizes the positive impact of which we, as a global enterprise, are capable. We do this in four ways: We identify and act upon new opportunities to apply our technology and expertise to societal problems. We scale our existing programs and initiatives to achieve maximum benefit. We empower our employees and others to serve their communities.
We integrate corporate citizenship and social responsibility into every aspect of our company. We focus our community engagement and corporate service programs on specific societal issues, including the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture. These are areas of urgent societal needs where we can apply IBM’s technology and talent to solve problems, rather than simply making cash donations. We believe that direct action and collaboration, not spare change, are the path to real change. We are proud to support a Billion + Change!
Diane Melley represents IBM on the A Billion + Change Leadership Committee. Read about Diane.
Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages more than 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. A leader in the skills-based volunteering movement, Points of Light houses and manages A Billion + Change. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For details, go to www.pointsoflight.org.