our goal $2 BILLION

Solving the STEM Crisis through Innovation

This blog post was contributed by Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools and Executive Chairman of US2020. Citizen Schools was awarded Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist Award in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008 and the Skoll Foundation’s Skoll Award in Social Entrepreneurship in 2005 In this post, Eric shares the US2020 initiative to ramp up STEM mentoring at a massive scale.

From “Tech Teach-Ins” to HR support, Bay Area companies are shaping the future of corporate giving

When Samanthia Achuff, a employee, volunteered to train nonprofits in technology at a “Tech Teach-in” last April, she didn’t know that her two hours would eventually turn into 330. “It’s an amazing testament to how much a single volunteer engagement can grow exponentially,” said Carol Guttery, Director of Employee Engagement at Foundation.

Kicking Off National Volunteer Week With the Power of Pro Bono

There's no higher-impact way for a business to give back to society than through pro bono. For nonprofits and communities, the value of skilled support can be 500% greater than the value of traditional volunteering. As we face tough economic and social challenges, the talent of corporate America’s best and brightest is needed now more than ever.

From Charitable Giving to Strategic Philanthropy—The Advisory Board Makes An Impact

Imagine receiving a new brand identity your nonprofit could use to launch a rebranding of your organization—for free. Or imagine engaging a team of your best and brightest employees to research and create a pitch presentation for a high-performing charter school—with 24 hours’ notice.

Pledge Company Spotlight: PIMCO

“Tools for Tomorrow was the best class ever—more fun than my regular classes. Now I want to pursue a career in investment and banking.” You don’t often hear high school students rave about careers in banking, but PIMCO’s “Tools for Tomorrow” skills-based volunteer program has youth in Orange County, California fired up about credit and debt, budgeting and more. 

It’s Not What You Can Do. It’s When Can You Start?

This post was contributed by Michael Haberman, President of PENCIL as the second in a two-part series as follow up to the July 25th, 2012 webinar, Keeping America's Promise to Our Future: SBV Programs Preparing Youth for College, Work and Life.

PENCIL’s Best Practices for School-Business Partnerships

This post was contributed by Michael Haberman, President of PENCIL, as a follow up to the July 25th, 2012 webinar, Keeping America's Promise to Our Future: SBV Programs Preparing Youth for College, Work and Life

A Billion + Change Marketing and Communications Intern Summer 2012 (2 positions)

A Billion + Change:  A Billion + Change is a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based service by 2013. Together representatives from corporate America, foundations, government and the nonprofit sector are pledging to bring the best of business skills and talents to serve the needs of non profits and communities at home and around the world.