Since A Billion + Change’s launch in 2008, the number of nonprofits and organizations that have emerged to support the skills-based and pro bono field has grown. A Billion +Change is delighted to announce a new collective effort to facilitate the effective engagement of skills-based and pro bono volunteering.
The goals of this new group are to:
- Serve as a thought leader and resource for the corporate community;
- Educate and equip companies with a range of tools, resources and services to expand and improve pro bono efforts; and
- Contribute to the long term sustainability of pro bono initiatives through shared research and resource development.
Ashoka is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs—individuals with systems-changing ideas for the world’s toughest social challenges. Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program creates customized, high-impact collaborations between corporate executives and the leading social entrepreneurs within Ashoka’s network. These collaborations offer a one-of-a-kind leadership development experience for corporate executives, an opportunity to learn about emerging markets and innovations, and a bridge to longer-term shared value opportunities.
Resources from Ashoka
Bankers Without Borders
Bankers without Borders is on a mission to end abject poverty around the world by powering a global "skillanthropy" movement. We harness the skills and services of the world’s brightest minds and institutions to accelerate the progress of social entrepreneurs dedicated to connecting the poor to their potential.
Resources from Bankers Without Borders
Drawing on our experience building the world’s largest online skills-based volunteer platform, we have developed a Talent Solution for companies. Catchafire works with select corporate partners to design, build, and support customized skills-based volunteer (SBV) programs that attract, develop, and retain top talent while meaningfully serving the community.
Resources from catchafire
Civic Consulting USA
Civic Consulting USA specializes in public-private pro bono partnerships. We build long-term, multi-company teams as a resource for government leaders to tackle the toughest issues. Government clients get more done. We bring together teams who are well-coordinated, longer term, and highly skilled, with a diversity of talents and perspectives – at no cost to the taxpayer. Business partners get more impact. Each project is leveraged with effort from other companies, fostering leadership skills and high-power networks.
Resources from Civic Consulting Alliance
Common Impact unlocks a company’s most strategic asset, its people, as a key resource in enhancing shared corporate and community value. We partner with companies and nonprofits to design employee engagement programs that return value both to the bottom line and to society. These programs develop employees’ talents, recruit and retain future corporate leaders, and accelerate solutions to our most pressing social challenges. The result: a talented, engaged workforce and a healthier community.
Resources from Common Impact
CreateAthon® is one of the marketing industry’s leading pro bono programs. Marketing firms, universities, corporations and professional clubs hold 24-hour marathons, generating marketing deliverables that help nonprofit organizations move their missions forward. Founded in 1997, CreateAthon has grown from a single-market event to a 501 (c) (3) organization that has attracted more than 85 different partner organizations. CreateAthon has helped more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations, delivering approximately 3,200 pro bono marketing projects valued in excess of $16 million.
Resources from CreateAthon
Hands On Network
The HandsOn Network is the largest network of local volunteer centers around the world. Its 250 HandsOn Volunteer Action Centers engage 21st century volunteers to use their time, talent, voice and money to create change in their communities.
Resources from Hands On Network
NPower's The Community Corps
The Community Corps is a skills-based volunteering program connecting technology professionals with high impact nonprofits and innovative education partners. Our tech volunteers enable schools and nonprofits across the country to use technology more effectively and inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Resources from NPower's The Community Corps
Public Architecture is a national charitable organization based in San Francisco. It engages architecture firms, nonprofits, and manufacturers to commit to design for the public good through its nationally recognized 1% program; it acts to bring about positive community change through public-interest design initiatives and pro bono design service grants; and it shares the potential of design to change the world through advocacy and outreach.
Resources from Public Architecture
PYXERA Global leverages the strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems. With a quarter century of experience in over 90 countries, PYXERA Global specializes in Global Pro Bono programs that pair multinational corporations with organizations in underserved markets. These programs leverage the skills of employees in service of government agencies, small and medium enterprises, and local organizations worldwide. Follow them on Twitter at @PYXERAGlobal.
Resources from PYXERA Global
The Taproot Foundation leads, mobilizes, and engages business professionals in high-impact pro bono service. Whether delivering pro bono directly through initiatives like our flagship Service Grant Program or providing advisory services to companies that want to develop and scale their own customized pro bono programs, Taproot knows how to set up pro bono for success. Through these resources and our field-building programs we help to ensure that all organizations can access the pro bono services they need to succeed.