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TAGS: PRO BONO, HELP

Measure to Matter: Impact Metrics of Pro Bono Service

This is the third in a three-part series on the “3 Ms of Skills-Based Volunteering.” In this series, A Billion + Change experts will address the aspects of pro bono engagements that businesses are least ready to grapple with: matching employees to nonprofit partners, managing SBV projects, and measuring impact. This post was submitted by Caroline Barlerin, who is the Director of Global Community Engagement, HP Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP.

Still looking for a volunteer activity for your company on 9/11 Day of Service? Look no further.

When it comes to creating volunteer opportunities for your employees, it’s always a struggle to find something that feels impactful and drives morale, while still being flexible enough that it doesn’t throw the whole office for a loop or take months to setup. That’s why we were particularly excited to learn of the online micro-volunteering program run by CareerVillage.org, a Points of Light Civic Accelerator venture and one of the crowd favorites in the Chase Community Giving competition at NCVS in June.

Drew Brees and 9/11 Day Announce Important Program

This is a re-post of a note our partners at 9/11 Day Observance sent out today. 

Friends,

Pledge Company Spotlight: Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy

About eight years ago, Robert Stephens, the visionary entrepreneur who started Geek Squad, saw a need for kids to get technical education and created a tech camp for youth at a school in North Minneapolis. The following year, Geek Squad Agents at Best Buy carried on Robert’s vision and developed a program specifically tailored for young women. They recognized a nation-wide gender gap in technology, and they were determined they could do something about it.

A Billion + Change: The Promise of the Original Vision

This post was written by leadership committee member Jean Case, CEO of The Case Foundation. It is a re-post of her foreword from our book, The Billion + Change Story: A first look inside the largest commitment of corporate pro bono service in history. To read the original excerpt and the rest of the book, please click here

How to Set Your Friends Up: Be the Matchmaker for Pro Bono Projects

This is the first in a three-part series on the “3 Ms of Skills-Based Volunteering.” In this series, Billion + Change experts will address the aspects of pro bono engagements that businesses are least ready to grapple with: matching employees to nonprofit partners, managing SBV projects, and measuring impact.

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Key Insights and Opportunities from "Service Unites"

In June, A Billion + Change made history. Hundreds of pledges and partners gathered in Washington, D.C. at Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service to celebrate mobilizing more than $2 billion of pro bono services for nonprofits.

A Billion + Change Inspires Largest Commitment of Pro Bono Service in History

A Billion + Change is delighted to announce a defining milestone -- we have inspired the largest commitment of pro bono service in history!