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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.

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!

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.

Big or small, your business has the power to lead change through skills-based service

This post is written by Jim Corcoran, the president and chief executive of the Fairfax Chamber, which represents 650 businesses with nearly 500,000 employees in Northern Virginia.

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.

Envisioning Pro Bono as the Future of Corporate Service

This post was contributed by Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light, and includes her reflections on A Billion + Change's Forum at the White House on June 27, 2012.

Twitter Recap from B+C National Forum 6/27/12

Last week, more than 170 leaders in industry, policy and civic engagement convened at A Billion + Change's national forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss the power of corporate skills-based volunteerism to meet the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.