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

When Samanthia Achuff, a Salesforce.com 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 Salesforce.com 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.

Living a Sustainability Strategy Through Skills-Based Volunteering: Earthwatch-Ernst &Young Global Ambassadors Program (Americas)

This guest blog post was submitted by Beth Rosemond, Assistant Director of Corporate Responsibility, Ernst & Young LLP, and builds on remarks given during a campaign webinar held on March 28 discussing best practice skills-based volunteer programs improving the environment. This post explores the Earthwatch - Ernst & Young Global Ambassador Program and how it supports E&Y’s overall corporate sustainability goals.

Deloitte Commits $60 Million in Pro Bono Services to Nonprofit Organizations

Today at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy, Deloitte LLP CEO Joe Echevarria announced that Deloitte has committed to provide $60 million in pro bono services to nonprofit organizations over a three-year period (FY 2012-2014).

Sneak Preview of 3rd Annual International Corporate Volunteerism Conference

This guest blog post was contributed by Amanda MacArthur, Vice President of CDC Development Solutions, which has taken the A Billion + Change pledge. CDC Development Solutions is holding its Third Annual International Corporate Volunteer Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 11 and 12. Join Amanda for a "Sneak Preview" webinar of the conference on March 20 at 2pm: http://bit.ly/x4XdNu