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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Helps Communities Put Families First Through Pro Bono

Luz, a recent immigrant from the Dominican Republic, didn’t feel like she had the right skills to help her daughter Mirabel with her homework. Struggling to learn English, Luz was having many battles with Mirabel and felt lost—she wasn’t confident in her ability to help Mirabel succeed with homework and in school. Thousands of families across the country struggle with similar experiences. Families who are immigrants, like Luz, or who are homeless or face domestic violence don’t have the support they need to create strong family relationships.

The time is always ripe to do good

By Georgia Gillette, Lead Catalyst, A Billion + Change

This week, A Billion + Change is delighted to partner with the Case Foundation in asking folks to give the invaluable gift of TIME as part of their 5 Tuesdays of Giving Holiday Campaign.  Here at A Billion + Change, it’s our job to encourage corporate America to give pro bono time, knowing that employees’ time and talents are among a company’s most valuable assets. 

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 Music2Life.org. Elizabeth draws upon 20+ years of experience in communications, organizational development and fundraising to guide the efforts of Music2Life.

What Brought Me to A Billion + Change

This post was contributed by Georgia Gillette, Vice President of Corporate Initiatives and Lead Catalyst, A Billion + Change

TAGS: PRO BONO

Welcome Georgia!

We have some truly exciting news to share on this Monday of National Pro Bono Week 2013! A Billion + Change is proud to introduce our new leader, Georgia Gillette! Georgia comes to us from Teach For All, where she led marketing and communications for Teach For All's global network of independent education reform organizations.

Top 5 Ideas for Pro Bono Week

Join us in celebrating Pro Bono Week 2013 by taking an action to lend your best and brightest talent to causes in your community. We've lined up five top pro bono ideas you can take action on right away to put the "pro" back in "pro bono"!

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

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


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.