our goal $2 BILLION


A Billion + Change Special Events and Sessions at “Service Unites”

At “Service Unites,” A Billion + Change will celebrate a defining milestone -- mobilizing more than $2 billion worth of pro bono service commitments from the business community. Join us at our special events and sessions at Conference this year as we mark this occasion with a $2 Billion Bash dessert reception at Carnegie Library, followed by action-packed sessions featuring national experts who will provide new and compelling skills-based volunteering content, insights and connections. Learn about innovations in skills-based service, new tools for nonprofit and corporate readiness for pro bono and join the first-ever live pro bono marketplace that will feature impact networking, best practice sharing and more!

A Billion + Change’s $2 Billion Bash
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:30-10 PM (SID: 3951)
Carnegie Library, Literary Hall (Sponsored by Citi)
Dessert reception following the CSC dinner

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With special musical guest The Post Launch Defects, a GSI Commerce employee band and 2012 FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands performer

Meet and celebrate with A Billion + Change’s pledge companies, friends and supporters as we kick off Points of Light’s 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service. Join this special pledge company-only dessert reception at Carnegie Library to celebrate the culmination of A Billion + Change, a national campaign to inspire the largest commitment of corporate pro bono service in history. We will celebrate a defining milestone for the campaign—mobilizing more than $2 billion worth of pro bono services to help nonprofits meet critical community needs at home and around the world. A Billion + Change thanks Citi for its generous sponsorship of this evening. Click here to register

A Billion + Change: Innovations in Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV) (#BillionPlus)
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (SID 3582)

Where can you go with pro bono? Join A Billion + Change and the experts to discuss the latest innovations in skills-based volunteering: cross-sector collaboration, measurement, new pro bono technologies, engaging millennials and tools to build your pro bono readiness. (Business only)

Table facilitators will present their pro bono success stories, innovations and lessons learned, and lead an interactive discussion to share experiences and to learn about how to overcome common challenges in implementing pro bono models. Participants will do one rotation, and the session will conclude with a facilitated discussion synthesizing key themes, learnings and take-aways.

The Readiness Roadmap: Empowering Nonprofits to Engage in Skills-Based Volunteering (#ReadinessRoadmap)
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (SID 4122)

Discover the Readiness Roadmap—the go-to resource to help nonprofits navigate and manage skills-based volunteering for greater impact. Assess your readiness. Identify your needs. Find the right volunteers. Lead the change.

A Billion + Change: The Pro Bono Marketplace – Live! (#BillionPlus, #ProBonoMarketplace)
Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (SID 3593)

Join us for the first-ever live pro bono marketplace as leading Billion + Change pledges share their inspiration, pro bono best practices and latest trends in skills-based volunteering. Connect and share ideas with companies like HP, Deloitte, PIMCO, UnitedHealth Group, Intel, Blackbaud and more! NGO pre-req: Readiness Roadmap (SID 4122).

Businesses and nonprofits who attend the “Innovations in SBV” and the “Readiness Roadmap” sessions will come together to join our live pro bono marketplace. A Billion + Change leadership partners will kick off this session with a conversation about A Billion + Change’s history, the impact it has catalyzed across the country, and its future. The roundtables that follow will facilitate best-practice sharing and pro bono impact networking between businesses and nonprofits that will rotate through tables focused on social impact areas and nonprofit pro bono needs. Those that make the most pro bono connections will win a prize! 

From Charitable Giving to Strategic Impact: The Power of Pro Bono

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:30am-1:30pm

PG&E's Corporate Headquarters,
245 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, Conference Room A

Confirm your spot--register for free!



Teresa Briggs, Bay Area Managing Partner, Deloitte
Dr. Jeff Boehm
, Executive Director, Marine Mammal Center
Rene Frojo
, Reporter, San Francisco Business Times
Ezra Garrett
, Vice President of Community Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E
Carol Guttery
, Director of Employee Engagement,
Jay Nath
, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Francisco

Jen Benz, CEO, Benz Communications

Inspiring our future leaders to pursue new energy careers. Supporting global conservation. Donating thousands of hours of Salesforce training to nonprofits. These are the many ways companies-from the largest in the Fortune 100 to the smallest sole proprietorships-are stepping up to lend their best and brightest talent to tackle the pressing needs of nonprofits and communities around the world.

Join us on May 22 for a pro bono summit as we spotlight the innovative pro bono work of leading businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is your chance to network with and learn about new trends in pro bono from leaders in industry and civic engagement. 

This is also your chance to join your peers in taking the A Billion + Change pledge. A Billion + Change is a national campaign inspiring the largest commitment of pro bono service in history. In just a short time, more than 330 of America's favorite brands-18 in the Bay Area alone-- have taken the pledge to donate their best talent to tackle tough problems in their communities and around the world. We are closing in on our goal of recruiting 500 companies to take our pledge. We need your help to get there. 

Organized by A Billion + Change, PG&E, ACCP and the Taproot Foundation


From Charitable Giving to Strategic Impact: The Power of Pro Bono

Monday, April 22, 2013, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Mason Inn
4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030     

Register for free online!


Organized by A Billion + Change, in partnership with Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Deloitte, George Mason University and Fairfax County Government, with support from the Professional Services Council



Carolyn Berkowitz, Managing Vice President, Capital One Bank and President, Capital One Foundation
Dr. Angel Cabrera, President, George Mason University
Evan Hochberg, National Director, Community Involvement, Deloitte Services LP
Bill Novelli, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Jennifer Silberman, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide
Julie Carey, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief, NBC4 Washington

What's the connection between Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and corporate leadership development?  Can skills-based volunteering really support your strategic business goals and the community?


Join us as we kick off National Volunteer Week 2013 with some of America's top leaders in business and civic engagement as they share their latest thinking on pro bono service as a strategy to strengthen nonprofits, make an impact on communities and enhance the business bottom line. Register for free today!


This pro bono summit is offered as part of A Billion + Change (watch our video), a national campaign to make skills-based volunteering the new normal in business. Join more than 300 of America's leading brands that have taken our free and simple pledge to create pro bono service opportunities for their employees. As Cathy Benko, Deloitte's Vice Chairman said recently in an article she wrote for the Harvard Business Review, "...Any individual company can make a difference-but 500 companies, working side-by-side, can change entire communities."


Please join us! Take the pledge and participate in this special day. If your business has already pledged, invite a new company as your guest!



You will also have the opportunity to join breakout sessions led by national and local experts addressing topics such as "Skills-Based Volunteering 101;" "Empowering Nonprofits to Receive Pro Bono: The Readiness Roadmap;" education and workforce development; basic human needs; the environment and nonprofit capacity building.

Thinking Big in Dallas: Meeting Big Challenges with Big Solutions Through Pro Bono Service

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception for Pledge Companies to follow (3:45 - 4:30 p.m.)
Communities Foundation of Texas

5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX 75225


Jason W. Downing, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Doug Jones, Senior Vice President, Roach Howard Smith & Barton
Jenny Lawson, Executive Director, A Billion + Change
Doug Levy, CEO, MEplusYOU
Tracy Merzi, Publisher, Dallas Business Journal
Keith R. Thode, Chief Operating Officer, The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.
Bryan Wick, Partner, Wick Phillips
Come and network with leaders in industry and civic engagement, share best practices and trends in skills-based volunteering, and learn about A Billion + Change, a swiftly growing national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono services from corporate America.  You will also have an opportunity to engage with experts in a set of afternoon workshops on: Skills-Based Volunteering 101, Formalizing Your Billion + Change Pledge, and Creating a Pro Bono Marketplace, where you can connect with nonprofits and school districts in Dallas to learn more about improving educational outcomes. View the agenda

Innovations in Corporate Service: A Celebration of Skills-Based and Pro Bono Volunteerism

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon sessions: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

1661 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

A Billion + Change and Hewlett-Packard hosted a special celebration of skills-based and pro bono volunteerism, which recognized Bay Area leaders in corporate service and social innovation. A Billion + Change pledge companies gathered at this thought leader summit to learn about cutting-edge innovations and emerging trends in corporate service.

Skills-Based Volunteering and Pro Bono: The Future of Corporate Service

November 16, 2012

7:45-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Panel Discussion, 9-9:50 a.m. Workshop

Mall of America, Great Room, Bloomington, MN

Organized by A Billion + Change, with United Health Group and HandsOn Twin Cities


Linda Foreman, Esq., Executive Director, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota

Katie Janowiak, Senior Specialist, The Medtronic Foundation & Community Affairs

Jenny Lawson, Executive Director, A Billion + Change

David Rodbourne, Vice President, Center for Ethical Business Cultures

Kate Rubin, Vice President, Social Responsibility, UnitedHealth Group

Kristin Schurrer, Executive Director, HandsOn Twin Cities

A Billion + Change, UnitedHealth Group and HandsOn Twin Cities hosted a corporate breakfast and panel discussion at the start of the 2012 Skills-Based Summit, while spotlighting the passion and innovative pro bono work of leading businesses in the Twin Cities. Corporate and nonprofit leaders also had an opportunity to engage with experts and learn about new strategies, tools and resources to improve pro bono projects and build nonprofit capacity at a workshop following the breakfast. 

Virtual Anniversary Celebration Phone-A-Thon

On November 2, we're organizing a Virtual Anniversary Celebration Phone-A-Thon and as a present, we're asking you to find two companies who will take the A Billion + Change pledge. 

Sign up to join the virtual party today! When you sign up, we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon or Target gift card.

You'll find everything you need, like a call script, FAQs, a template letter, e-card, and outreach ideas to help you be successful in your pledge asks here.   

We'll be tweeting encouraging tips from our leadership team that you can follow at #BillionPlus, posting successes and making noise about how great our pledge companies are at recruiting. Can you use this virtual party to pick up the phone, send emails and secure your two new pledges?  

Envisioning the Future of Corporate Service: A Discussion on Corporate Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteerism

Featured Speakers: 

Michelle Kerrick, Managing Partner, Los Angeles, Deloitte

Aaron Hurst, President & Founder, Taproot Foundation

Ryan Scott, CEO, Causecast

Karen Baker, California State Secretary of Service and Volunteering

Evan Hochberg, National Director, Community Involvement, Deloitte

Matthew Manos, Founder, Verynice

Rafael Gonzalez, Director of Community Relations, Los Angeles Dodgers

Emily Sukman, Corporate Relations Manager, Experian

Bill Shumard, President & CEO, Special Olympics Southern California 

Lisa Watson, CEO, Downtown Women's Center

Increasingly, the business community is embracing the concept of shared value—the idea that economic success is connected to social progress. This thinking, which puts businesses at the center of social innovation, has the power to unleash the resources of corporate America to tackle the major challenges of the 21st century.

At this event, A Billion + Change, Points of Light, Deloitte and the Taproot Foundation, as well as leaders in policy, academia, industry and civic engagement heard how visionary companies are investing in their communities and in their people through skills-based volunteerism. In addition, attendees learned about the fast growing pro bono movement and how their company can help shape the future of corporate service from the nation’s leading experts.

The Taproot Foundation and Volunteer Los Angeles also offered a two-hour afternoon workshop, "Skills-Based Volunteering and Pro Bono Service: What Kind of Program is Right for You?" Companies new to pro bono joined as local and national experts shared details and answered questions to help them scope, design and implement pro bono and skilled-volunteering opportunities for thier company and colleagues. View Event Program

Pro Bono Labor Day

We are declaring Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Pro Bono Labor Day.  Throughout the day we will be releasing new offers, sharing campaign news and encouraging everyone to take a moment to focus on their pro bono work and the Billion + Change campaign. Can you help us? 

Happy Pro Bono Labor Day! 

A Billion + Change in Action: Connecting to the Future of Corporate Service

For those joining us for "A Billion + Change in Action: Connecting to the Future of Corporate Service," here are tools and resources to help you publicize this event.  

Innovative Strategies for Serving Atlanta; April 16th, 2012; Atlanta, GA

April 16, 2012, 7:30 to 9:15 am
191 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
Hosted by: Deloitte and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

As pledge companies of A Billion + Change, Deloitte and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP invite you to join us at a breakfast and panel discussion in Atlanta to learn about the new trend in corporate volunteering, to network with peers and colleagues in the business and civic engagement communities and to explore how joining the Billion + Change campaign can support your corporate objectives. This breakfast will be a great opportunity to welcome the Business Civic Leadership Center’s 2012 National Conference on corporate citizenship and America’s future to Atlanta, as it begins later that day.

Click here to register!

Campaign Celebration - NYC

On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, A Billion + Change celebrated the latest progress toward its goal of inspiring 500 companies to pledge their best skills and talents to serve the needs of nonprofits at home and around the world. At the event sponsored and hosted by Morgan Stanley, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Honorary Chairman of A Billion + Change, announced that 78 companies have pledged a total of $1.6 billion in skills-based volunteer services to nonprofit organizations.  The announcement marked an important milestone in the campaign to inspire the largest commitment of corporate pro bono service in history.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Click here to view the event program.

Below are materials from workshops held at the Feb 27th event: 

Getting Active: Key Themes in Developing a Best Practice SBV Program

»»How to Engage Your Workforce and Millennials with SBV, facilitated by Rebecca Wang, Office of Global Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard and Emily Yu, Director, Social Innovation, the Case Foundation

»»Tapping Into Your Corporate Culture to Develop a “Best Fit” Program, facilitated by Deirdre White, President and CEO, CDC Development Solutions and Manoj Fenelon, Director of Foresight, Global Beverages Group, PepsiCo

 »»Measuring the Impact of Your SBV Program, facilitated by Farron Levy, President and Founder, True Impact LLC and Lindsay Firestone, Director of Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation

Getting Active II: Scaling Change Through Skills-Based Volunteerism

»»The Role of Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteer Service in Disaster Response and Recovery, facilitated by Kellie Bentz, Director of Disaster Services, Points of Light; Suzane Rhee Brown, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Community Affairs, Morgan Stanley Foundation; Pamela Haas, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM; Barbara Schaffer, Disaster Services Training Manager, American Red Cross

»»Driving Social Change and NGO Success: The Role of Pro Bono Support for Mergers and Acquisitions, facilitated by Clayton Coley, Associate, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and John MacIntosh, Partner, SeaChange Capital Partners


A Billion + Change: Capitol Hill Event

Nonprofit, corporate and government leaders gathered at an event hosted by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) to celebrate A Billion + Change—a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of skills-based volunteer services by 2013 to build the capacity of nonprofits to meet community needs. Companies that join this campaign pledge to contribute their most valuable assets—their talent—to filling critical gaps in community needs in areas such as financial and legal services, education and environmental initiatives and programs for veterans and senior citizens.

Attendees learned learn how companies can make a positive, lasting impact on society by mobilizing their employees to contribute their talent and expertise so that community organizations can be more effective catalysts for change across the country and around the world.