A Billion + Change has mobilized hundreds of companies—from the largest in the Fortune 100 to the smallest sole proprietorship—to give back to their communities through pro bono service. Whether your industry is technology or hospitality—there is a place for you in our growing national campaign. While there is no single “right way” to do pro bono or skills-based volunteering (SBV), this page will give you access to research, tools, case studies and resources to help you start and scale an SBV program.

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

Pro Bono Readiness

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.

The Allstate Foundation’s Domestic Violence Program

Pro Bono Readiness

Thousands of women are impacted by domestic violence, a national crisis that poses a threat to the safety and security of victims and their families in America every year. Responding to the urgency of this issue, The Allstate Foundation partnered with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) in 2005 to bring financial education and empowerment strategies to help survivors break the cycle of violence to get safe, stay safe and thrive.

Pledge Company Spotlight: General Electric Developing Health at Home and Around the World

Health Care

Across the country, GE Volunteers are lending their professional skills--from IT support and marketing to finance and process improvement--to community health centers to improve access to quality primary care services for underserved populations.

Pledge Company Spotlight: PIMCO

Education

“Tools for Tomorrow” is a 13-week program, created and delivered by PIMCO volunteers in the U.S., to provide at-risk high school students with financial survival skills.

AT&T Pledge Company Spotlight: Aspire Mentoring Academy

Pro Bono Readiness

Building on the success of its job shadow program, AT&T launched Aspire Mentoring Academy in October as the key community engagement program of AT&T Aspire, the company’s $350 million commitment focused on high school success leading to college and career readiness.

Building a Community for Millennial Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Pro Bono Readiness

What do you get when you combine three passionate social entrepreneurs, Shel Silverstein’s “Giving Tree” and a generational gap in volunteering? You get AltruHelp, a Boston-based organization that is building a community online and offline to increase Millennial volunteerism and civic engagement.

Collaborate and Listen

Pro Bono Readiness

YourCause is a pledge company of A Billion + Change, a national campaign inspiring the largest commitment of pro bono service in history. In this post, Matt Combs shares his insights on the evolution of corporate partnerships with CSR technology vendors.

Pledge Company Spotlight: Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy

Education

Best Buy's Geek Squad Summary Academy reaches at-risk youth through a technology boot camp and a "gamified" curriculum that includes digital video editing, programming and digital music.

Pro Bono in Action Training Toolkit

Pro Bono Readiness

Access a Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteering 101 curriculum and training toolkit developed by Points of Light and the Taproot Foundation for Pro Bono Champions.

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