our goal $2 BILLION

Would you give over half of your work away for free?

This is a guest post from Matthew Manos, Founder of verynice


Managing Pro Bono for Success

This is the second in a three-part series on the “3 Ms of Skills-Based Volunteering.” This series 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 Katy Elder, Senior Director of Training & Consulting at Points of Light and Yvonne Siu, Marketing Manager, A Billion + Change at Points of Light.


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.

Pledge Company Spotlight: AltruHelp

Building a Community for Millennial Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Stepping Away From the Rat Race to Give Back... for a Year

This post by Ryan Scott, Founder and CEO of Causecast, was originally published in The Huffington Post, highlighting the San-Fransisco based Fuse Corps.

The Best Gift a Nonprofit Can Get: Challenge How You Give Back This Holiday Season

“It was a mind-blowing, hair on fire, sleep-when-I’m-dead experience. The people we’ve worked with are incredible, the need is unimaginable, the experience indelible,” said Lane Desborough, who participated in a pilot skills-based volunteer project organized by Medtronic this year in Chennai, India.  The Medtronic Foundation piloted this global pro bono program to address diabetic caregiver awareness in emerging markets, deploying the skills, talents and passion of its employees to give back to a cause they care about.

NPower: Bringing the Tech Community Together for Social Good

Since 1969, Hale House Center has been dedicated to delivering high quality educational and support services to children and families in need. Over the years, the number of families it serves has ballooned, creating a critical need for an IT system to coordinate the Center’s ever-expanding activities. As one Hale House official put it, “We have state-of-the-art technology…for 1978.”

Update: The Push to 200 Pledge Companies & YOU

Last week’s announcement of 100 pledge companies signaled extraordinary momentum for A Billion + Change and this week, this momentum gained steam. Companies of all sizes, ranging from the largest of the Fortune 500 to sole proprietorships, are committing their time and talents to increase nonprofit capacity and improve the communities in which they serve.

Pledge Company Spotlight: The Allstate Foundation’s Domestic Violence Program

Get Safe, Stay Safe and Thrive

Kim Cardenas was a Casualty Processor at Allstate Insurance Company. She had joined Allstate because she wanted to work for a good company, and had been there almost three years.  But Kim was also a victim of domestic violence and financial abuse. “I was ashamed and I felt embarrassed because my marriage wasn’t working.  Financially, we were devastated. I was being kept out of the financial decisions that affected the overall picture of our lives.”

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.