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This #GivingTuesday, Give the Greatest Gift of All

Here at A Billion+Change, we’re excited for the week of #GivingTuesday for so many reasons!  Just last week, Thanksgiving brought many of us together with our friends and families for fun, food and football. That short-lived feeling of unity and thanks is often quickly eclipsed by tryptophan-induced food comas, logistics of getting to and fro, and these days, by the onslaught of Black Friday (starting earlier and earlier each year), Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

Cause-related music experiences: A strategic tool for building volunteer unity and activism

This blog post was submitted by Elizabeth Stookey Sunde, Executive Director of Elizabeth draws upon 20+ years of experience in communications, organizational development and fundraising to guide the efforts of Music2Life.

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.

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

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!

Collaborate and Listen

This guest post was written by Matthew Combs, Founder and CEO of YourCause, LLC. Matthew has spent more than a decade turning concept into reality. The year of 2007 spawned an idea that changed his life. A boy named Patrick, a former child soldier in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), shared his story on a cable documentary that stopped Matthew in his tracks.

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.