Public Architecture is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in San Francisco. It engages architecture and design firms, nonprofits, and manufacturers to commit to design for the public good through its nationally recognized 1% program; it acts to bring about positive community change through public-interest design initiatives and pro bono design service grants; and it shares the potential of design to change the world through advocacy and outreach.
By July of 2013, Capital One will contribute pro bono or skills-based volunteer service to at least 100 community-based organizations. Capital One will further partner with industry leaders to develop a widely accessible, comprehensive, nonprofit readiness framework that will enable organizations to fully leverage pro bono or skills-based volunteer services in their local communities.
UPS has pledged to increase its skilled and pro bono volunteering by the end of 2013. Its work in this area will feature two primary areas of expertise: logistics around urgent humanitarian relief and road safety training. UPS attorneys, UPS technology experts, UPS engineers and UPS senior executives will provide additional pro bono hours to various NGOs on a global basis.
Adobe's Pro Bono program will focus on supporting Adobe Foundation grantees in the strategic focus areas: Adobe Youth Voices, Youth Services, and Arts & Creativity. The Pro Bono program will continue Adobe’s overall strategy of leveraging financial grants, software donations and employee engagement efforts to form deep, respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships with Adobe Foundation grantees.
LinkedIn employees are passionate about using their unique skillsets to make a positive impact in the world. To further this passion, LinkedIn is launching Global Pro Bono inDays in 2012: a day each quarter when employees work with nonprofits on projects that leverage their skills and talents to make a real impact. LinkedIn employees around the world are also using their skills to help nonprofits by micro volunteering through the enterprise edition of Sparked.com.
By July 2013, The Advisory Board Company pledges to give 2,000 hours of pro bono service to mission-based, high-performing nonprofits primarily in the areas of healthcare and education. Through multi-month engagements and single days of service, staff will offer their professional skills and talent to provide strategic guidance to address business challenges faced by nonprofit leadership in the areas of operational efficiency, business/finance strategy, commercial messaging/branding and industry research.
As part of an overall volunteer program, Microsoft’s legal pro bono program provides the legal staff with an opportunity to give back to their communities using their skills and expertise. In 2003, Microsoft launched Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice (VAIJ), which assists immigrants seeking asylum in Washington State. In 2008, Microsoft co-founded a national effort to provide legal representation for the 8,000 children each year who go through immigration proceedings after becoming separated from their families; Kids in Need of Defense. Both VAIJ and KIND were launched in partnership with law firms and other corporations.
The global staff of the Corporate Executive Board pledges its intellect and time to provide counsel and support to members of the social sector with the hope of increasing its effectiveness and impact.
New York City based GothamCulture LLC pledges to provide management consulting services in an array of organizational development areas based on the non-profit's needs. GothamCulture specializes in helping organizations navigate change with highly effective change management, culture, leadership development and team alignment solutions. They look forward to helping others gain clarity, focus and purposeful execution of their mission.
DLA Piper’s culture and policies encourage pro bono service, volunteerism and charitable giving because community involvement is an essential part of their identity. In partnerships with NGOs, academic institutions, corporate clients and other firms, DLA Piper addresses broad community concerns with signature projects designed to commit significant resources to tackling systematic issues such as improving educational outcomes, veteran’s benefits and domestic violence. In addition, their efforts have gone global with the creation of New Perimeter, a nonprofit affiliate of the firm dedicated to international pro bono work.
The mission of Technology for Social Good is to harness the strength and talent of JPMorgan Chase's technology staff for social good. Through their employee engagement program, JP Morgan Chase pledges to give employees an opportunity to donate their technical expertise to assist NGOs that face gaps in technology locally and internationally. JPMorgan Chase will contribute 20,000 hours of skilled volunteerism by 2013.
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) has served as pro bono general counsel to Points of Light since 2006. Support for mergers and acquisitions has allowed Points of Light to develop into an integrated, dynamic force in the volunteer sector that helps people use their time, talent, voice and money to create change. MLA’s generous contribution allows Points of Light to concentrate its vital resources on its mission and programmatic goals while better managing its business infrastructure.
IBMers think about the things people do in their own small way to bring about prosperity and peace throughout the world. In 2012, they expect that over 50% of their workforce worldwide will volunteer lending their unique skills, time and expertise at schools and community organizations.
Morgan Stanley is committed to making a lasting impact with their strongest asset - talent - to support nonprofits in their missions. Over the next two years, they will expand outreach through year-round programming and strengthen their signature initiative: the Morgan Stanley Social Enterprise Strategy Challenge.
The Global Health Fellows (GHF) program, now in its 9th year, has been the cornerstone of Pfizer's ongoing commitment to build the capacity of global health systems through pro-bono service. Through the GHF program, Pfizer has engaged over 300 colleagues as pro-bono volunteers. Leveraging the success of the GHF program, in 2011 Pfizer expanded its commitment to fielding colleagues in global health fellowships and team projects in which diverse colleague teams are partnered with international development organizations to strengthen health care delivery to underserved communities.
Nebraska Global's pro bono and skills based volunteering leverages their highly skilled and talented workforce towards alleviating societal problems in their community. This has included, in the past and will continue to include in the future, in-kind technology services & product, technology advocacy, software development and loaning employees to classrooms.
State Farm is committed to helping communities get to a better state by promoting volunteerism inside and outside the company. State Farm has a long history of community involvement and support in all areas. It will increase its current volunteerism by 10%, expanding pro bono service or skills-based volunteering programs.
Discovery Communications is proud to join the Billion+Change Campaign. Through the Discovery Impact: Creating Change marathon, held each winter at Discovery’s global headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, the company is committed to the power of pro-bono work to make a direct impact on local communities and the world at large. During this 12-hour marathon, teams of creative professionals work on behalf of nonprofits fulfilling design, production, marketing, press, social media and event-related services.
Sagawa Jospin provides strategic counsel to nonprofits, foundations and government agencies to increase their impact through partnerships, policy initiatives and planning. They specialize in the fields of youth, service, philanthropy, innovation, public interest law and education. They pledge to provide pro bono consulting services through 2013 to nonprofit organizations.
Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit - which today equals more than $4 million a week - to communities. As one of America’s largest corporate philanthropists, its giving includes the time, talent and expertise of Target team members. Nearly half of the company’s senior leaders serve on a nonprofit board of directors. Supporting Target’s major commitment to K-12 education, Target’s Property Development experts are partnering with The Heart of America Foundation to complete design makeovers to transform libraries at schools in-need across the country. Additionally, the Corporate Security professionals, who focus on maintaining a safe and secure environment at Target stores, provides forensic lab services and investigative support to law enforcement agencies across the nation.
As the world's largest technology company, HP is in a unique position to use its global reach and scale to serve billions; improving the way people live, how businesses operate and strengthening communities worldwide. They apply their technologies and expertise in a focused approach to social innovation, addressing areas that they believe can have the greatest impact: education, entrepreneurship, healthcare and community involvement. By mobilizing their global workforce of more than 300,000 people alongside their broad technology portfolio of products and services, they works closely with leading organizations, such as A Billion + Change, to evaluate problems and provide innovative solutions to the world's biggest issues. HP is proud to partner with and sponsor A Billion + Change's pro bono expansion in the United States.
"Through our philanthropic programs we work to bring 'the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service' into the lives of the children who need us most... In addition to encouraging individual volunteerism amongst our employees, specialized Team Hasbro volunteer opportunities are also offered to employees throughout the year."
Throughout the Billion + Change campaign, GE will implement skills-based volunteering, helping to build capacities and systems in the places where their employees work and live. Their approach to citizenship is localized. The volunteering will be targeted and determined by local volunteer employee councils who will be assessing the needs of their communities and putting GE people into action to solve what is needed.
Fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles are top priorities for Kraft Foods Group and its Foundation. Through their partner, Sparked, Kraft also offers a way for employees to spend just a few minutes or more volunteering from their computer to help nonprofits with projects. Kraft's goal is to make a positive impact in communities where employees live and work.
Launched in 2008, Genworth Financial’s skill-based volunteer program sends small teams of volunteers to work with a nonprofit for a three-to-four month period. Through the deployment of human capital, their goal is to build capability and sustainability in their community partners. Volunteers help nonprofits with projects like building a financial plan, developing a marketing campaign or facilitating strategic planning.
Through a growing network of alumni-led community consulting programs, Harvard Business School alumni contribute approximately $10 million worth of management consulting services each year to nonprofit organizations around the United States. Alumni teams consult to organizations across a range of industries—arts and culture, education, environment, healthcare, human service, international development, and more—to address pressing managerial challenges that may focus on topics ranging from strategic planning to marketing to governance.
Through a global volunteer reserve corps of more than 7,000 members, Bankers without Borders®; a Grameen Foundation Initiative; pledges to promote, facilitate, support and evaluate pro bono consulting opportunities focused on strengthening the microfinance and social enterprise sectors globally. Bankers without Borders utilizes private-sector resources and connects not just bankers, but a wide array of business professionals with organizations serving the poor to put an end to global poverty.
Intel is active in skills-based volunteering around the globe. The company believes strongly that its employees have not only an abundance of skills to share with the community, but a commitment to service as well. Each major Intel site supports outreach programs that address the priorities and concerns of local communities.
In 2009, Allstate’s Law & Regulation department launched a Pro Bono Initiative encouraging Allstate attorneys to use their helping hands and legal acumen to make our communities and our nation a better, safer place to live. This effort includes aligning with The Allstate Foundation’s Economics Against Abuse program and providing legal assistance to help domestic violence survivors build financial independence.
The Acumen Solutions Pro Bono Corps and Board Leadership Training—pillars of their CSR programs and the cornerstone of their pro bono model—encourage and equip their staff to lend their skills to the community. The Pro Bono Corps matches small teams of employee volunteers with local nonprofits to help solve organizations challenges. Through these two programs, the Acumen Solutions team will continue to help high-impact nonprofits better achieve their missions.
KPMG has always taken an active role in supporting the communities in which its employees live and work. KPMG’s contributions of time and money are driven through a range of local office initiatives that are supported through Involve, its national community involvement program. Launched nearly fifteen years ago, Involve enables partners and employees to make a meaningful and positive impact on our communities.
Over the next year, CDC Development Solutions will place 10 highly skilled MBA Enterprise Corps Advisors on one-year assignments with social enterprises, local NGOs, local government entities and the associations and organizations that support them. As the next generation of American business leaders, these volunteers will gain first-hand experience regarding the challenges and opportunities in the critical markets of tomorrow in Africa, Asia and Latin America while contributing valuable needed skills that will strengthen the operations of the organizations they are supporting and ultimately create jobs and economic opportunity.
Smoke from traditional cookstoves kills nearly two million people annually and Dow Corning is committing technical, human and financial resources to making a material difference. Through Dow Corning's leadership and Citizen Service Corps, engineers, scientists, business professionals and executives will work with the Alliance, its partners and in the field to help empower women and create a thriving global market for clean, efficient cookstoves.
Give an Hour pledges that its volunteer licensed mental health professionals will give 12,000 hours of free counseling to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their loved ones. Give an Hour's services complement those provided by the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration by serving veterans and their families no longer eligible for military health care, non-eligible family members such as parents or siblings and those seeking care outside the current system. GAH volunteer providers are located in every state and US territory and can provide services in areas that are not near military bases or VA facilities.
Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching events pair Samuel Adams employees with lower and moderate-income small business owners to offer professional coaching and advice. Samuel Adams employees coach on their areas of expertise including marketing, design, packaging, sales, distribution, finance, operations, IT, e-commerce, buzz-building and other disciplines during numerous twenty minute, one-on-one sessions. The Boston Beer Company commits to expand these skills-based volunteerism events to new markets across the U.S.
Riggs Partners pledges to more than double the number of partners in CreateAthon: a 24-hour creative marathon that provides pro bono marketing services to nonprofits nationwide. Riggs Partners founded the program in 1998 and expanded it in 2002, inviting other agencies, universities and professional organizations to participate in the program. They currently have 20 active partners with a goal of increasing that number to 50 to increase the impact of the program.
Hitachi employees across the United States are committed to using their expertise in IT, engineering, and business to help nonprofits better serve the communities in which we live and work.
"Entergy's volunteer program, Community Connectors, recognizes and encourages the volunteer efforts of Entergy employees and retirees. In addition to providing communities with volunteer services, the Community Connectors program gives Entergy volunteers an opportunity to augment contributions to their communities financially with “Contributions for Connectors” grants."
In early 2012 UnitedHealth Group will launch a customized, enterprisewide version of Sparked.com, an online microvolunteering platform, to promote skills-based volunteering. UnitedHealth Group will also increase its promotion of skills-based volunteering and, in particular, its award-winning Legal Services Pro Bono Program which was initiated by our Legal Department in 2008. In partnership with HandsOn Twin Cities the program's best practices are being incorporated into a toolkit to serve as an internal model for other UnitedHealth organizations.
Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. Every year, hundreds of nonprofit organizations rely on the Taproot Foundation’s award winning Service Grant program to provide millions of dollars worth of pro bono marketing, HR, IT and Strategy consulting services that better equip them to tackle our society’s toughest challenges. And through Taproot’s Advisory Services practice and nationally recognized thought leadership, companies and national organizations are able to build and sustain their own high–impact pro bono programs helping to ensure all organizations with promising solutions will be equipped to successfully take on urgent social challenges.
LBG Associates helps companies develop strategic national and international community outreach programs that generate positive, measurable returns for the corporate bottom line as well as the community. The firm is unique in that it provides not only consulting services, but also extensive research capabilities, training workshops and meeting facilitation. LBG Associates specializes in developing and helping implement SBV/PB programs as well as conducting research on the benefits of these activities for the company and community.
Catchafire’s vision is to create a more efficient social sector and a world where it is commonplace to serve the greater good. As the only scalable technology pro bono platform available, Catchafire unites skilled professionals with social good organizations as an opportunity to make an impact through tangible deliverables across strategy, technology, marketing, multimedia, accounting, finance, communications, pr and social media. Understanding of the pressures busy professionals face, Catchafire has crafted 40+ short-term, yet still meaty contracts in what is known as their “Project Menu.” Professionals can choose to work with any of Catchafire’s 2000 registered organizations representing a diverse range of causes.
Alcoa has a long history and culture of volunteerism and pledges to support employees to use their unique workplace skills to help improve our communities and our environment. Through a new nonprofit board placement program, executives and managers will be placed on the boards of nonprofit organizations working on issues related to education and the environment. In addition, Alcoa employees across the U.S. will engage with middle schools, high schools and community colleges to enhance STEM and workforce development education programs. Alcoa is committed to reaching one million employee volunteer hours in 2012, and at least 10% of those hours will be skills-based.
As a global provider of information and insights, Nielsen is committed to making an uncommon impact on the communities its associates live in and represent to the marketplace. As part of that commitment, Nielsen joins other leading companies in A Billion + Change by pledging to deliver pro bono services, in-kind gifts of information and the skilled volunteer hours of its associates throughout the world.
Pitney Bowes and its employees provide pro bono and skills based volunteering to help the many communities where its employees live and work. The company targets literacy and education initiatives focusing on efforts to close the achievement gap and improve workforce preparedness. Its employees contribute their expertise across many disciplines to help non-profit organizations effect positive change in the community.
COTTON7 Global Enterprises and its employees recognize the importance of community involvement, and are committed to providing skill-based expertise to support schools and other non-profit organizations in areas such as engineering, planning, logistics, project management and consulting in an effort to help make the world a better place.
Dow endeavors to meet the world’s most basic needs by matching interested and capable employees with non-government organizations (NGOs), social entrepreneurs and government agencies that need support for sustainable development projects; especially in emerging geographies and areas of growth for Dow. Through Dow Sustainability Corps (DSC), the Company can deliver a holistic approach to Corporate Citizenship by providing talent and expertise, product and technology support and philanthropy to organizations that are focused on solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
General Mills pledges to increase the number of skills based volunteer projects by 10-20 percent in the next year. They will deliver even more community impact by increasing the breadth and depth of opportunities and resources for their global employees to share their expertise in marketing, finance, human resources, logistics, strategic planning and continuous improvement. Working primarily within the key focus areas of hunger, nutrition wellness and K-12 education, General Mills will partner with nonprofit organizations and NGOs on projects that help them increase their capacity to more effectively and efficiently advance their community mission.
Saavy Business Solutions will provide educational resources to local high schools through their InVest program. Providing instruction and opportunities for hands on experience, Saavy Business Solutions will teach students about the insurance industry, informing their future career decisions.
To support American Express’ commitment to building the capacity of the nonprofit sector, it created a signature platform for pro bono efforts --- Serve2Gether Consulting. Launched in 2012, Serve2Gether Consulting deploys teams of branding, marketing and strategy consultants to develop recommendations that will deepen their nonprofit clients’ relationships with current constituents, identify innovative tactics to target new audiences, and optimize existing strategies to further expand organizational impact. This dedicated pro bono offering builds upon American Express’ existing skills-based activities which engage its employees in both in-person and virtual mentoring in an effort to develop the next generations of leaders.
New Day Solutions, Inc. skills-based pledge will focus on two areas in particular: career transition planning and life skills/values alignment. New Day Solutions, Inc. will provide pro-bono access to the assessments and a two hour coaching session develop the career action plan to any current or retired member of the NFL who is in good legal and ethical standings and any retired military service person that is honorably discharged.
Open Hand Studio intends to integrate public interest design and, when appropriate, reduced or no fee projects into their practice. They strive not the relegate this effort to "the department of good," but to arrive at a point where social concern is completely endemic to the practice - so that all of their work is pro-bono, meaning "for good."
iLuMinA Solutions may be small but they have a big heart! Because they value being a company that makes a difference, they established iLuMinAide in 2008 to focus on efforts where they can give back to the communities in which we live and work. ILuMinA's goal is to have all of their team members lending their outstanding management talents, time and energy to not-for-profit and community organizations.
It is a priority of Marsh & McLennan to further utilize the company's intellectual capital for the greater good of society. They are expanding on existing pro bono programs and expanding them across all of their operating companies.
Making a meaningful difference in our communities is a part of Gap Inc.'s culture. Gap Inc. employees focus their efforts on skills-based volunteering and creating opportunities for underserved youth and women. The 134,000 Gap Inc. employees around the world volunteer their time, skills and expertise to enable individuals and non-profits to reach their greatest potential.
The Federal Market Group, specialists in public contracting and a Veteran-Owned Small Biusiness (VOSB), will provide advice, training and support in strategic planning, public private partnerships and public contracting.
Walker Sands, a Chicago marketing firm, will provide pro bono marketing services to 5 nonprofits in 2012. This will include two new websites designed and built by the Digital Services team, two PR campaigns run by the PR team, and one collateral materials or corporate identity project administered by the Marketing team.
AltrUHelp's pro bono work leverages their expertise in social media to increase the visibility of non profit organizations and foster mutually beneficial partnerships between the non profit, corporate, university and philanthropic sectors. Through a series of fun and innovative networking events AltrUHelp raises charitable donations for non profit partners while introducing them to passionate community stakeholders who will champion their social missions.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP pledges to continue its longstanding tradition of providing pro bono legal services to those who could not otherwise obtain legal representation. The firm expects to represent a panoply of clients in need, ranging from battered women, veterans and underpaid workers to death row inmates and asylum seekers fleeing persecution abroad. Davis Polk & Wardwell also intends to provide assistance to worthy non-profit organizations in matters in furtherance of their organizational purposes.
The name, HavServe, comes from the understanding that if you have, you serve. If you have time, you serve. If you have compassion, you serve. If you have resources, you serve. If you have knowledge, you serve. Thus, HavServe aims to draw upon the skills and talents of those that have, to serve and to help implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through volunteering their time, resources, knowledge and investing themselves in community-led development globally.
Cognosco Learning is a Boston-based learning, consulting, and publishing firm whose content, courses and books are grounded on behavioral psychology, linguistics, communication models and the study of human excellence. The firm will provide most of the courses they offer on a pro-bono basis.
"SAP also recognizes that our senior executives are excellent ambassadors for SAP, and we encourage them to lend their management expertise to nonprofit organizations as board members. The Executive Community Leadership Program facilitates and supports the service of SAP executives on nonprofit boards."
Through the Community Corps platform, NPower pledges a total of 20,000 probono hours by 2013 with a mission to bring the corporate IT community and nonprofit communities together to form one community of individuals who share a passion for making a difference in peoples lives.
Launched in April 2009, PULSE empowers employees to make a sustainable difference for communities and patients in need. Employees are given an opportunity to use their professional skills and knowledge during a three or six month immersion experience within a non-profit organization. Through this experience, volunteers address a clear partner need while developing their leadership capabilities. So far, PULSE has placed nearly 200 volunteers on non-profit assignments and aims to place 100 additional volunteers by 2013.
"At PwC, we recognize that we have a social obligation to provide intellectual, physical and financial support to our communities. Engaging our people is a critical component of our overall corporate responsibility strategy and our goal is to inspire 100% of our vibrant and talented workforce of 35,000 to embrace our giving culture in some way, whether that is through hands-on or skills based volunteering or through financial means. As part of our commitment to A Billion + Change, PwC will continue to expand the opportunities we provide our people to contribute their skills in a meaningful way."
"We understand that through our award winning IMPACT initiative, which strategically combines pro bono, community leadership, volunteerism, diversity & inclusion, philanthropy and sustainability, that we can create a powerful ripple effect in the communities in which we work and live. Functioning together, these elements enable us to more fully engage in the community and are as integral to the firm’s purpose as our primary commitment to providing exceptional legal services to our clients. Each of our lawyers is required to perform at least 30 hours of pro bono legal services each year for low income individuals, organizations that serve them or small community nonprofits or in advocacy for civil and human rights."
Censeo pledges the expertise and talent of its consultants to work with the nonprofit organizations in our community in order to increase their effectiveness and impact.
Citizens Bank pledges to increase its volunteer efforts with non profit organizations across its footprint, providing more opportunities for its colleagues to become actively involved in volunteerism.
C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to stand with the Billion + Change campaign and with individuals who are committed to change through volunteerism. CSWG's array of volunteerism programs include Dollars for Doers, Make A Difference Day, Volunteer of the Year, and Team Up and Make Strides. In 2012 the company will introduce a Service Sabbatical as a signature initiative. To elevate skills-based volunteering, and the important role of nonprofit organizations in our communities, C&S will convene an on-site Volunteer Expo at its corporate headquarters.
Engage. Contribute. Inspire. These are the guiding principles of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company's social responsibility program, Community Footprints. Over the past three years,The Ritz-Carlton employees have worked with over 9,000 at-risk middle school students around the world, mentoring them in life and career skills. Through Succeed Through Service, employees help focus them on a future that unlocks their potential and helps steer them towards a path of success. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to expand its efforts and pledge its employees' professional skills as part of CNCS' Billion + Change initiative.
Motorola Mobility employees give back to the community by using their engineering skills to teach "App Boot Camp", a program developed by Motorola Mobility which empowers students 13+ by teaching them how to make simple Android apps.
Civic Consulting Alliance is a partnership that reshapes how the city of Chicago works. CCA builds pro bono teams of business experts, government leaders, and their own staff. Together they figure out workable and enduring ways to make Chicago more livable, affordable, and globally competitive.
Edile pledges to assist local nonprofits and community organizations by offering pro bono real estate and business consulting services, in addition to encouraging employees to serve on non profit boards and committees as well as active "hands-in-the-dirt" volunteer work throughout 2012.
WinnSom believes in paying it forward, service to and educating the community about the benefits of insurance, helping the needy and making sure they've made a difference in someone's life.
USL Technology pledges to offer 200 Pro Bono Skills-Based Volunteer hours by 2013 in the New York City within the five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. USL's skilled area of focus is in IT Network Assessment and Consulting Advice to small businesses.
Visiting the poor with excellent medical care allows De La Torre to shine the light of good health into lives that don't know that luxury. Good health is often taken for granted in the USA. De La Torre enjoys the opportunity to spread good fortune around the world!
“Lantern Partners, a retained executive recruitment firm, is a member of the Civic Consulting Alliance of Chicago. We are committed to leading executive searches for key leadership roles for the city of Chicago and pledge to continue our efforts in 2013.”
Moringa Living, LLC strives to become part of the local community fabric, by connecting residents to resources for healthy aging. The pledge enhances their mission, uniquely tying Moringa employees more intimately with the real world solution they are creating.
In addition to providing a 10% discount on their services to every non-profit they work with, ClickNathan.com will design and develop two free websites this year for non-profits involved in causes the company believes in, such as improving bicycling infrastructure.
Studio V Design, a 23 year old Chicago marketing communications firm, will provide pro bono marketing services to 3 government and nonprofit organizations in 2012. The firm's belief is to learn best practices working on corporate projects and apply them to other organizations to move their communities forward. Included in their pledge is a digital presentation about the City of Chicago's Sustainability plans, two new websites written, designed and built by the Studio V Design team, and one identity project.
Bluestone + Killion will reach out to community schools, community activities and communities centers involved with children's education. B + K's focus is on 3-18 year old children; specifically, helping the children in urban areas of New Jersey reach their personal and collective potential of success afforded to every citizen.
Governmental Strategic Solutions pledges its resources towards assisting an Agency in significantly improving their supply chain management business processes in order to increase the efficiency of their operations, better manage costs, improve customer service and achieve measurable results.
Melissa Ott Design will be offering 5 hours of their services for anything related to graphic design, web design, and illustration. The company loves working with small businesses and non-profits, so this is an excellent opportunity for all parties involved.
EF has been giving pro bono services to various nonprofits for many years. As CSR consultants to companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100, EF staff also volunteer to help nonprofits more strategically engage with/identify corporate partners, and help nonprofits deliver mission content and custom trainings. Pro bono services range from short term skilled volunteering opportunities to long standing nonprofit board service.
TEXAR Federal Credit Union pledges to have employees sit on local non-profit boards, heading committees in order to help the organization better achieve its mission.
In his 2010 Convocation address, President John A. Fry unveiled his vision for Drexel University as the “most civically engaged university in the United States,” enriching its urban environment through the full array of its resources, “academic, student and employee voluntarism, and institutionally supported neighborhood investment.” Drexel's pledge to A Billion + Change demonstrates the university's commitment to skills and knowledge based volunteerism as part of a comprehensive engagement strategy for Drexel and its surrounding communities.
Agent Donna Jo Tubb plans to share literature promoting organization and safekeeping of all legal documents ( i.e., bank account numbers, property, wills, life insurance policies, etc). Also, she will encourage having proper protection and coverage of all personal properties, making herself available for any insurance inquiries.
NetSuite is committed to leveraging their product and their people to create solutions for nonprofits and social enterprises that extend and expand their social impact. NetSuite's pro-bono program engages employees around the world to participate in skills-based volunteer projects designed to help grantees run their organizations more effectively.
Blackbaud's pledge of serving 4,000 hours of skills-based volunteerism in the next 12 months will focus on the core group of employees who serve on nonprofit committees and boards (members of our Nonprofit Leadership Circle). The aim of this effort is to increase the size of this group and the education they have on how to best serve the community using their professional skills, thus resulting in increased service hours overall.
Jeff Hoffman & Associates, Global Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, will engage with nonprofits that work to inspire, quip and mobilize people, businesses and organizations to make positive change in their communities. The pro-bono service will include strategy development, capacity building and board participation.
MassChallenge will leverage the expertise of hundreds of the top investors, executives and entrepreneurs to provide valuable feedback to 125 finalists and 200+ alumni companies that have participated in the program. Through their mentors and judges, MassChallenge is committing to pledge support to the high growth startup community.
Pinnacle Consulting ~ People First LLC pledges to conduct free resume and interview workshops for veterans to help them improve their chances of gaining meaningful employment. Pinnacle intends to conduct these on a semi-annual or quarterly basis.
Thrīv: The Event Marketing Group is a marketing company, located in Washington, DC, that is dedicated to helping organizations develop and execute effective event-based marketing campaigns designed to promote their products, services and messages using the power of face-to-face interaction. For more information please visit their website at thrivevents.com, or call 202-302-6959.
"Dell team members are finding new and innovative ways to strengthen their communities and make a positive social impact through skills-based volunteerism. We believe our goal of 300,000 hours in 2013 (part of a larger, 750,000 hour annual goal) continues to encourage team members to volunteer where their passion lies — but also demonstrates how using their unique skills and background can have even more impact and value for both the charities with which they work, and their personal sense of fulfillment."
"As a communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm, our greatest asset is our people. We believe one of the most effective ways to make a difference is to support our employees in sharing their time, unique expertise and passion with their communities. APCO has pledged its pro bono service as a means to share our communication expertise with organizations that address important social issues and help nonprofits build capacity and maximize impact."
Segue Technologies, Inc. pledges to support the corporation's partner Non-profits to help them further their missions through technology education, consulting, and development. Segue also pledge to continue to provide financial aid/donations where appropriate in support of these efforts.
On the Homeless by Choice Tour, ABL's goal is to inspire over 100,000 young people not to give up on life, their dreams, and understand the value of a higher education.
In 2011, Toyota was excited to announce, through a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, that their non-profit arm, the Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC), has formalized its commitment to offer Toyota Production System (TPS) knowledge to help nonprofit organizations across North America maximize their impact. Specifically, TSSC focuses on helping organizations make substantial process improvements by developing people, increasing productivity, safety and quality and decreasing costs to help them do more with less.
TPS is a problem solving culture - at every level of the organization - from top management to entry level positions. With this approach in mind, everyone becomes a problem solver and contributes to his/her job daily. TPS incorporates our philosophy of kaizen, or ‘continuous improvement.’ TSSC works with nonprofits to streamline their operations by lowering costs, improving productivity and pays special attention to people development.
TSSC works very closely with each organization and focuses on a specific area. With this approach in mind, the organization can spread the knowledge learned to other areas.
Chandler Insurance Agency's employee volunteer efforts include C.A.S.A., youth softball, tee-ball, baseball, community clean-up days, The Homeless Coalition, HandsOn Texarkana, and the City Beautiful Commission just to name a few.
Giving Strong, LLC pledge to be mindful of the needs of non-profits, to seek opportunities to help them reach their goals and to provide our best, professional skills to move them forward.
Goodify pledges to bring as much technological knowledge, skills, and tools to help charities get the resources they need as well as to help other companies and individuals to be more involved in their community.
Doing the right thing -- from protecting the environment to investing in your community -- is the simplest, smartest and most significant investment business can make. Doing good is good-business. Global public relations firm GolinHarris pledges to create new and extend existing skills-based volunteering for the communities where its employees live and work.
Keller Williams Realty, Arlington commits to creating a pro bono and skills-based volunteer program for their employees and independent contractors between now and 12/31/12.
Focus areas are STEM and business education. 3M Science Encouragement Program volunteers help spark student interest in science; many others mentor students and help them prepare for post-secondary education; others teach Junior Achievement or serve on nonprofit boards.
Wells Fargo will inventory its current programs already taking place providing skills-based volunteerism and report on the impact of some of the most successful programs. In addition, the inventory will facilitate the company providing at an enterprise level more direct support for the existing skills-based/pro bono programs in order to increase the effectiveness of these programs and provide tools to other internal groups who would like to pursue a more in-depth volunteer experience.
LaPrima Catering pledges to devote 50 hours each from 10% of our skilled workforce (10 - 12 employees, including the president and chef) to provide hands-on learning opportunities to local schoolchildren that demonstrates their commitment to sustainability. La Prima will also support numerous local nonprofits and charitable causes in 2013 through pro bono catering of healthful, delicious corporate and special events.
Sabre Holdings pledges to establish a non-profit consulting program around corporate travel and/or volunteer travel to help non-profits run more efficiently and provide cost savings.
By offering pro bono marketing and public relations expertise to non-profits, The Henker Group will help many organizations reach stronger positions to succeed both financially and in meeting their respective missions. The Henker Group pledges to provide pro bono marketing and/or public relations services to qualifying events and/or organizations that directly affect and/or support the: intellectual development of school-aged children; the physical fitness or athleticism of children and/or adults; cultural advancement of the community at-large; the professional development or advancement of an adult re-entering the workforce; animal welfare and environmental improvement work that would provide the opportunity for measurable results.
iStrategyLabs will contribute pro bono design and technology development services under this pledge. ISL will put their creative and tech skills to work for one or more great organizations so they can have a refreshed brand, website or social presence needed to achieve their mission.
Because philanthropy is an important part of Capitol Concierge's company ethos, each quarter the company participates in SERVICE for others, which helps improve our communities and strengthen the organization through teamwork, for the greater good. CC pledges 2,500 staff hours of bro bono support in 2013 to a variety of DC area nonprofits such as the Salvation Army, DC Food Bank, Duckworth School, National AIDS Walk, National Race to End Women's Cancer, American Red Cross, United Way and Habitat for Humanity, among others. CEO Lynda Ellis will personally provide pro bono support to Second Chance, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Prince George’s Scholarship Program, and the Entrepreneur Organization.
The SISGI Group pledges to donate time and talent to increase the capacity of small and medium sized nonprofit organizations to create lasting change. This includes assistance in strategic planning, collaboration and collective impact support.
RF|Binder Partners is making a pledge to share its public relations and marketing communications knowledge and expertise with non-profit companies who seek to establish a communications strategy platform from which to create awareness and to reach those audiences that would benefit from that company’s offering. As a full-service public relations and marketing communications agency, the diversity of skills and experience of RF|Binder’s staff is represented among a variety of industries and service sectors such as program development and management; media relations; digital communications; CSR; consumer product goods; corporate communications; thought leadership; and research and measurement.
WE is committed to putting its strategic business insight and expertise to work for organizations that are driving change and innovations that address major social problems. The agency does this partly by providing pro bono services and skills-based volunteer services to charities and non¬governmental organizations. Pro bono work is an effective way to further WE's citizenship commitment, to support organizations that advance causes that the company has prioritized, and to provide employees with meaningful op-portunities to make a difference in the world while growing their own skill sets. WE makes an annual commitment of contributing up to 1 percent of its total fee revenue to the community.
Currently on a monthly basis G45 Consulting works with a non-profit to facilitate their networking meeting and/or present relevant topics to help members hone their interviewing and networking skills. G45 also partners with professional organizations and universities to offer opportunities and present educational seminars to members, students and alumni.
Through Herren’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Herren Impact, HA pledges to establish a community outreach program and provide its employees with opportunities to leverage their expertise and skills to drive social impact in the greater Washington area.Herren's initiative will provide employees with opportunities to participate in events and short-term projects and will build on HA's core assets; its client partnerships, its expertise, and its people.
Edelman is the world's largest public relations firm with 63 offices around the world and affiliates in more than 30 cities. The Edelman Public Engagement Service Corps is the firm’s signature program representing our commitment to volunteerism. Our goal, through the Billion + Change initiative, is to leverage the power of our 4400 employees globally who have expertise across all areas of communication and strategy—from healthcare, digital and public affairs to consumer engagement and sustainability—to provide public relations counsel and strategic communications services for organizations where we live and work.
C.Fox Communications pledges is to provide pro bono public relations services through their annual inspired thought Award (it Award). Since 2010, C.Fox has granted the award on an annual basis to a worthy nonprofit. Services include a mix of pro bono strategy, writing/messaging, media relations, branding, and social media.
"At Hyatt, we are committed to fostering thriving communities in the many places around the world that we call home. Harnessing the power of our more than 90,000 associates, Hyatt brings together teams of passionate people to act as positive catalysts for change through our signature platform: Hyatt Thrive. Over the next two years, Hyatt will continue to engage our colleagues in meaningful skills-based volunteer programs that expose youth to the many career paths within hospitality through job shadow and career training opportunities."
KB Concepts will provide 100 hours of pro bono communications and marketing services to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, where company president Karen Bate sits on the board and chairs the Communications and Outreach Committee, and to the National Race to End Women's Cancer, which is part of a national movement to raise awareness and research funding to fight reproductive cancers.
As 22,000 Californians who live and work in the communities they serve, the men and women of PG&E play an active role in brightening life for their fellow Californians. Just as their people are an immeasurable part of their business, PG&E employees and retirees are the engine behind their community outreach and improvement efforts across Northern and Central California.
LATENT DESIGN will provide professional architecture and design services to community groups, non-governmental organizations, funding agents, social entrepreneurs and other not-for-profit organizations. These services include: facilities needs assessment, capital campaign materials, building & space identification, interior design & brand integration, accessibility & code compliance, healthy & sustainable environments and assistance with facilities renovation.
Founded by Yahoo! employees in 1999, the Yahoo! Employee Foundation is a grassroots, philanthropic organization that gives Yahoo! employees easy and accessible ways to give back to their communities. YEF provides Yahoos with opportunities to donate time, talent, and money to benefit local non-profit organizations and charities. The primary areas of focus are: Youth & Education, Family & Community Building and Environment.
Avalex Enterprises / Avalex Dynamics commits to partaking in Billion Plus by way of virtual computing, activism, volunteering, monetary donations and pioneer future success!
JODesign will make it their mission to help non-profits find and tell their story, making it relevant, persuasive and compelling through applying their expertise in marketing and public relations. J.O. takes on every non-profit they work with as a passion project.
This program will enable Experian employee volunteers to provide financial literacy education on credit topics to consumers in communities in which Experian employees work and live. This is an area of expertise for Experian and therefore provides the company the opportunity to contribute in a unique and valuable way.
Verynice is a global design, business, and innovation consultancy that dedicates over 50% of their efforts toward pro bono services for non-profit organizations across the globe. This year, verynice pledges to donate a record amount of pro bono services to non-profits.
Blue Engine Message & Media is committed to supporting organizations dedicated to creating social change . As part of this commitment, Blue Engine will develop a skills-based pro-bono program that will utilize their expertise to provide both strategic communications support as well as personal communications and writing skills. Blue Engine is proud to join a well-versed set of businesses to carry out the Billion + Change pledge to achieve transformative social change in our communities.
Guardian Storage Solutions is pledging to create, develop and maintain a skills-based volunteer program for their employees, which will include any skills they already currently volunteer and provide additional opportunities for volunteering. Guardian hopes by Jan 1, 2013 to be able to designate a specific amount of pledge hours that can be dedicated in a 12 month period.
The Cynti Oshin Group is honored to pledge pro bono services in the following areas of expertise between now and July 2013: communications, marketing, development and business development .
Focused Management Solutions provides business management and strategic development services to non-profit community based organizations, trade associations and training programs dedicated to providing self-sufficiency skills and wealth generation literacy. They focus on workforce development and entrepreneurship training with an emphasis on community "collaboratory" development. FMS pledges to expand helpful programs, solutions and opportunities where it is most needed to grow economic development, business and personal success.
PENCIL inspires innovation and improves student achievement by partnering business leaders with public schools. Their programs share a common premise: by bringing together the best ideas, talent and resources across sectors, we can create real change in our schools. With PENCIL, you can become a part of a national movement and use your insight, skills, and experience to transform public education—one student, one teacher, one classroom, and one school at a time.
As SenSource advances, the company will continue to invest in the success of clients, partnerships, employees and community with outstanding service, integrity and charity. Creating a pro bono volunteer program will enrich SenSource's current Corporate Volunteer offerings, enhance their community's non-profit agendas and ultimately leave a positive impact on their community.
CorpsGiving's expertise lies in national and global volunteer event management. They will work directly with their non-profit partners and local community organizations to improve the org's capacity to engage with volunteers and their community.
BlackRock believes that their philanthropic efforts can be maximized by harnessing the skills and expertise of their employees. Therefore, BlackRock pledges to integrate skills-based volunteering into their programs, focusing on providing low-income youth with the opportunity to achieve a life-changing education.
GoogleServe is Google's ongoing commitment to volunteering and community involvement. Googlers serve through both done-in-a-day projects and skills-based/ pro bono service that aligns with the company's charitable giving and in-kind donation programs.
CA Technologies is a global corporation with a local commitment. CA works to improve the quality of life in communities where their employees live and work worldwide and are fully committed to advancing social, environmental and economic stability through employee volunteerism. Through their nonprofit board membership and their hallmark volunteer programs, CA Together in Action and Earth Day, CA Technologies is proud to join A Billion + Change to mobilize pro bono and skills-based service around the globe.
Peoples State Bank is dedicated to reaching every sector of the community it serves with valuable financial services. PSB pledges to provide high quality volunteer hours to educate the community on the available Grants the bank is awarded annually to pass on to its customers, its competitive Mortgage Lending, Commercial, Educational and Consumer Lending rates, and the overflow of services they provide specifically to young children, teens and adults. Peoples also pledges to provide Teach Children To Save Lessons as well as host/co-host Homeownership Seminars in the communities they serve.
The Village Salon will donate their time cutting hair, all the proceeds will be donated to City Of Hope. The Salon will be working with different committees on different events in their community throughout the year especially those held to benefit a need.
Western Digital believes that we must improve the educational opportunities for all young people, especially in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineeing and Mathmatics) disciplines. WD pledges to engage employee volunteers in serving as mentors and tutors in these areas.
Zande + Newman knows their local nonprofits can help their community reach its full potential. And so, to help them fulfill their own potential, Zande+Newman Design gives away one year of design and consulting for one nonprofit in the New Orleans region every year.
HMC Architects believes design can change the world. Everyday its employees give back to their communities and as a firm, HMC is committed to leveraging all of its financial and human resources to make a positive impact. HMC pledges to use the skills, talents and expertise of its employee owners to improve education, advance architecture / design and create a healthier, more sustainable planet.
As volunteer service leaders, the Tallahassee Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums pledges to empower, educate and engage their Tallahassee/Leon County/Big Bend neighborhoods through social advocacy, community outreach and organizational partnership.
US Incorporated will provide free training programs and training-of-trainers to help non-profit organizations and social enterprises enhance their effectiveness and efficiency, facilitate greater stakeholder participation and learn how to incorporate social entrepreneurship to accelerate successful accomplishment of their mission and enhance their financial sustainability. That includes: (1) Providing programs and mentoring on cocreative visioning and strategic planning; (2) Sharing tested and proven models for community level collaboration and coproduction of training programs for personal, professional, organizational and community development and empowerment; and (3) Helping NPOs discover how to harness the unprecedented opportunities available through the Benefit Corporation model and Crowd Funding provisions of the JOBS Act that will foster innovation, collaboration, job creation and more sustainable NPOs and communities.
This student-run, non-profit consluting organization pledges to commit 4800 hours of pro bono service delivered by 100% of their employees. SOURCE Non-Profit Consulting aims to develop their students' consulting skills through professional development while fostering a sustainable relationship with their community's social sector. SOURCE's goal is to develop more sophisticated metrics to measure their community impact as we continue to increase their social competencies.
Citi employees actively leverage their professional skills and experience by volunteering their time directly to nonprofits and non-governmental organizations supported by the Citi Foundation. Supporting employees as they volunteer to make a difference in their communities builds stronger teams, fosters company loyalty and has a positive impact on the communities in which they work.
The Toro Company encourages employees at all levels of the company to improve communities using thier time and talents. Toro will use their expertise in enriching the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land to assist non-profits in increasing thier impact.
The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation’s HR Pro Bono Corps brings much-needed human capital management expertise to the nonprofit sector at no cost. Through this program, the Foundation recruits and matches HR professionals with nonprofits in need of coaching or project-based consulting to address a specific talent management challenge.
As part of the firm's commitment to its community and to growing great people, Green Hasson Janks pledges to provide probono capacity building services in the areas of finance and governance.
VMware seeks to inspire their talented people to contribute more to the world than they take. Building upon their Service Learning commitment with their Group Gigs & Grants program, they're investing in teams of VMware people to use their expertise to tackle gnarly, complex problems for nonprofits. In 2013, VMware's goal is to invest their resources (time, talent, and funds) in at least three teams and their skills-based projects.
BJ's TASC Force teams (Team Action to Support Communities) support community events and charitable causes important to the individual restaurant's team members. Occasionally a corporate-driven charitable cause is promoted throughout the company, but usually these are grass-roots driven programs.
VeraWorks pledges key note addresses, presentations, webinars, writing and other pro-bono work to help nonprofits globally develop the capacity to partner effectively with businesses.
The firm will provide pro bono legal services undertaken without expectation of fee and not in the course of ordinary commercial practice. The firm adheres to an internal defintion for the delivery of pro bono legal services.
"WE ARE Citizen Relations. WE BELIEVE in Collective Individualism - a powerful doctrine that recognizes the freedom of the individual, yet the power of uniting individuals in a greater cause. WE COMMIT to provide paid leave to staff for pro bono and skills-based volunteering, building on a legacy of service to our communities."
Phil & Co. is a New York City agency specializing in contemporary marketing for philanthropies and companies doing good. Phil & Co. is giving back with PHILfactor, a contest to reward an innovative and deserving non-profit or social enterprise with a pro-bono marketing campaign worth $25,000. PHILfactor encourages the general public to submit descriptions of original and important non-profits and social enterprises they believe are deserving of a pro-bono marketing campaign.
As a company, YourCause is dedicated to Developing Global Good. On a daily basis YC develops Corporate Social Responsibility programs that allow corporations to engage their employees in giving and volunteering efforts. It comes as no surprise that their team members are passionate about helping others in need. By taking the Billion+ Change Pledge, YourCause is committing to furthering their mission to develop global good by using their skills, passion, and knowledge.
The Salesforce.com Foundation leverages pro bono and skills-based volunteering in service of their 1/1/1 integrated philanthropy model. The Foundation's keystone pro bono program supports implementations for the company's product donation program customers. Salesforce.com advocates for pro bono service among their customers and partners. And SF.com engages their employees in skilled service to build nonprofit capacity and help youth and young adult populations achieve educational and personal excellence.
VolunteerMatch makes it easier for good people and good causes to connect. With this pledge, VM shall support the efforts of their network of 160+ corporate clients, 90,000 nonprofit organizations, and millions of individuals who are inspired to work together to harness professional skills and resources for the benefit of local communities.
Groupon makes a difference in local communities through a combination of employee-led volunteerism and leveraging their employees professional talents and assets to build the capacity of non-profit organizations to better meet community needs and make a lasting impact in society.
The Arts Leadership Council Members and the Legal Department Pro Bono Attorneys have pledged approximately 1000 hours of volunteer service to a number of community organizations. The individual employee-members of these two groups have a long history of commitment to organizations that represent a variety of causes such as human rights, arts, diversity, and others. American Airlines pledges to support them and further promote these efforts as we continue to focus their efforts on breast cancer research and awareness; children; veterans; and disaster relief.
National Instruments pledge is to enhance engineering and science education through classroom mentorship, robotics competitions, and collaborations with nonprofits to inspire students to achieve greater technological proficiency. Because so many NI employees are engineers themselves and have a deep knowledge and love for technology, they are passionate about introducing students to engineering and science concepts and helping to grow their skills in this area. NI employees serve as robotics and engineering mentors to thousands of students around the world. NI specifically seeks to address the knowledge gap that widens when students in underserved communities don’t have access to the same technology as their peers.
Through projects with their STEM skills-based team, youth mentoring, and other activities, Ecolab supports their employees to actively contribute their skills, services and knowledge to help better the community.
The Hershey Company's commitment to communities begins with the partnerships that support social and economic development and directly benefit its employees, their families and their communities. Hershey's employees often magnify those investments by seeking to benefit communities through direct giving, volunteerism and the contribution of expertise. They pledge to continue and expand their focus to make the professional skills of their employees available to eligible non-profit organizations and to the communities they serve, particularly in the areas of tax preparation, construction and technical training, to name a few.
Insite develops web sites, web applications, online learning tools, mobile sites/applications and other digital marketing and communications tools. II also provides online marketing strategy and expertise, including SEO and social media. In 2013, Insight will continue to provide these services for non-profit organizations, free of charge, to help them expand their efforts and improve their online image.
Carmichael Lynch inspires their colleagues to be socially responsible by providing opportunities of engagement. CL and its work families contribute significant time, talent and hard earned cash to many worthy causes. Their pro bono work has achieved meaningful social and economic change for nonprofits that align with their creative mission as well as their mission of "Advocating for those who can not speak for themselves".
· UBM plc pledges to continue to focus on and evolve pro-bono and skills-based volunteerism across the organization via: ongoing UBM employee efforts; office, divisional and company-wide initiatives and throughout the business events space. In addition, UBM will increase quantitative and qualitative measurement in order to comprehensively capture, understand and present efforts taking place across UBM, and in order to more fully assess nonprofit-corporate partnership efficacy, ROI and community impact.
At each of Gamification's events (GSummit and gsummitX), they hold a workshop called Play for a Cause. It's a gamified brainstorming session to help solve a challenge for a nonprofit. Each Play for a Cause is 1 hour long and they are planning to do 6 of them in 2013.
Executives in Action (EIA) builds community by strengthening nonprofits and supporting executives in transition. EIA provides “service grants” to improve the productivity, efficiency, and impact of selected charitable organizations. These service grants are fulfilled by senior executive consultants who bring years of management experience to targeted projects in partner nonprofits.
JK Group is committed to providing market leading software and outsourced services to support the innovative philanthropic programs of their clients. JK has launched a skills-based volunteer program to leverage the group's expertise in technology, finance and program management to help their not-for-profit partners who have a need.
Truist is prepared to donate up to five software licenses of its volunteer program and two full implementations of the workforce campaign software to organizations who demonstrate the proper need to benefit others.
Openbox9 will devote their gained experience to helping start-up social-good non-profits put together a comprehensive online fundraising strategy document to which they can use as a roadmap to initiate their communication touch-points.
Sigma-Aldrich pledges to advance science by engaging their worldwide employee base of more than 9,000 employees. SA will accomplish this through meaningful partnerships that encourage children to choose science careers, help other scientists develop new products or discover cures and create robust environments for the sciences to grow.
Ashoka envisions an Everyone a Changemaker world. They work with corporations and corporate executives to help tear the walls down between the business and citizen sectors and provide pathways for them to become Changemaker corporations.
In partnership with Points of Light, ITT Exelis launched the Exelis Action Corps in Oct. 2012, which will focus on volunteer support for active military, veterans and their families. Their 2013 goal is that 10% of Exelis employees (i.e. - 2,000 people) will participate in volunteer service projects to support this important audience.
Williams Group pledges to offer all employees up to one full week each year to provide skills-based volunteering. Corporately, they will commit their energies to youth development and social justice programs.
Aidmatrix's staff will donate software skills, marketing and communications support, software training and technical support to help nonprofits, governments and volunteers effectively prepare for and respond to crisis situations.
The professionals at SRR possess specialized financial expertise that can benefit low-income individuals and the non-profit organizations that support them. In addition, their expertise can be of value to newly formed for-profit entities or community economic development organizations looking to serve the needs of the low-income community or spur the re-building of blighted areas. As a dedicated participant in the legal and financial community, SSR pledges to make a meaningful contribution through the application of our unique skills, talents and expertise to benefit others.
Toys"R"US is very proud that their employees across the country share in the company’s philanthropic mission to keep children safe and help them in times of need. In addition to supporting company giving programs, Toys"R"Us encourages their team to personally reach out to help their own individual charitable causes.
Talking Eyes Media will contribute a combination of communications consultation and video production to local nonprofits so they can better convey the impact of their work. We will also mentor aspiring photographers and filmmakers who are committed to addressing social challenges.
“As a family of companies dedicated to the strongest, most sustainable and most mutually profitable customer relationships, we are excited to join a network of resources that can further our commitment to our community and help us develop our skills-based volunteer program.”
‘Understanding the growing gap in technological knowledge in the public sector, we are excited to develop a program that can help us identify ways to support the community we live, work and play in.’
D Magazine Partners believes that in order to lead, one must learn. In 2012, the company launched a leadership group that meets monthly to attend curated class days focused on the inner workings of the city. The knowledge is then put into use to create a citywide reading initiative.
As volunteer service leaders, AmeriCorps Alums of North Texas pledges to empower, educate, and engage North Texas citizens through social advocacy, community outreach and organizational partnership to ensure the strength and vitality of the North Texas nonprofit sector.
A full-service interactive agency from brand to campaign, WHISPER creates market growth assets expressed to own the conversation® among competing consumer choices.
As individuals and as team we arrive to each day as community weight lifters.
Understanding the burdens we lift for others, strengthen us.
For organizations, we contribute to and lead select nonprofit capability to become unforgettable, by providing marketing and business intelligence growing reputation, deepening resources and multiplying client returns.
For people burdened, we find one-to-one answers to lift their weight away.
For both organizations and people, the weight we lift offers strength and fulfillment.
Tech Impact is a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure all nonprofits can use technology to better serve our world. Tech Impact pledges to help communities around the globe realize the potential of technology to improve outcomes.
The Real Estate Council is more than 1,300 commercial real estate professionals and 500 member companies in the Dallas, Texas area working together to strengthen their community and their industry. Together TREC shares a passion for shaping our future through donating professional services, building relationships, raising funds and giving back to the Dallas community through The Real Estate Council Foundation. TREC works with local nonprofits to educate and assist them with their capital projects through a combination of grants, loans and pro bono professional services to leverage those dollars by at least 3 times.
Volunteering isn't just for huge companies! CareerVillage is pledging as a team to run a special program that brings low-income students to hackathons to meet software engineers and web developers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures and experience lifelong memories.
BOULD is committed to career/personal development not only at a collegiate level, but prior to college. During these formative years, it is important to maintain focus and discipline, leading to a more enriching experience after high school. It is BOULD's pleasure to contribute to a high school group Colorado, helping guide their young people.
"Synthesis Solutions LLC is pleased to pledge 25 hours of volunteer service to the Billion + Change pro bono campaign! Our management consulting skills are currently also being provided to non profits who serve veterans, the disabled, youth and health care organizations, guiding them through a wide range of operational, marketing and financial challenges."
pip of Detroit is in the purpose in people business. Their program assists corporations to align with a cause but more importantly pip helps their employees find their purpose in philanthropy and align them with a cause to impact the world with Pro-Bono volunteering within the workplace.
Fluffpop™ is a gourmet cotton candy company, specializing in high-end events and catering. Their unique, organic flavors make them one of a kind and their Fluffpop™ DJs offer on-site cotton candy spinning, creating elegant sweet treats for guests.
DEP (Dallas Engaged Professionals) has pledged to closely monitor and evaluate outcomes on behalf of the Dallas community. Their passion is in connecting young professionals to enrich their surroundingc communities.
Team Better Block pledges to train individuals to be able to use stakeholders and area residents to bring faster and better change to the built environment of their communities. They hope to empower citizens to transform blighted, underused, and auto-oriented areas into complete ones.
Integrated Media, Inc. pledges to provide pro bono media services and strategic communications consulting to select non-profits. Services include digital media development, messaging and communications strategy, writing/editing, and event promotion.
Hilton Worldwide pledges to leverage the unique expertise of the hospitality industry and the training and culture resources of Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of brands to build the capacity of social welfare/community service organizations and transform the experience of individuals who receive direct services from nonprofit organizations.
Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to donating tens of thousands of hours of professional legal services to pro bono matters across the globe to help those who are unable to pay for services. As part of this effort, the firm is committed to providing legal assistance to charitable, nonprofit organizations, community development projects and legal service programs for the poor in the United States, the United Kingdom and internationally.
let's dabble pledges to teach nonprofits how to share their story with video. By expanding their free video tutorials to better cover scripting, filming, editing, and publishing, they will better enable nonprofits to achieve their goals, engage communities, and make the world a better place.
Focus Forward will donate at least 20 hours of career coaching services, working with local nonprofits to identify people who need their service but can't afford to pay. In this way, Focus Forward will help those in need of work in their community be more competitive for available jobs and thus help them become self-sufficient.
At Alston & Bird, providing pro bono legal services is more than a longstanding tradition. Their attorneys, paralegals and staff combine their skills and expertise with a personal passion to make a difference in community.
Advent Software pledges to contribute 1200 hours of skills-based volunteering by 55 employees in San Francisco and New York. These are developed, ongoing programs benefitting an elementary school, a high school & a homeless shelter.
On a quarterly basis Slalom Consulting will place one full-time consultant on a 3-month project at a local charity. There is no specific issue that Slalom will be focused on, but instead they will target strategic opportunities that require business and IT consulting skills.
Imperative is an organization re-imagining how organizations serve people and the world. They are excited to invest a "Dig" workshop session to work alongside the nonprofit to map out its core values, system for impact measurement, reporting and strategy for execution
Good corporate citizenship is part of Ivy Cohen Corporate Communications’ DNA. The company's community commitments primarily focus on building effective institutions capable of preparing youth for successful futures, and economic development including helping expand the international trade capacity of regions and small business.
Connecting Non-Profits, Corporate Sponsors and Volunteers to transform the world, For Goods is a rewards-based platform providing Volunteers with an incentive to transform the world around them, Non-Profits with the tools to increase awareness of their cause and Corporate Sponsors with an innovative way to market their products/services and manage internal pro bono efforts.
Edgeworth Economics pledges to provide 1,200 hours of pro bono service in 2013. Edgeworth economists will provide expert economic analysis and testimony on behalf of pro bono clients.
Wheeler Interests pledges to support skills based volunteering by providing every employee with an opportunity to use up to 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer within the community.
Mizzen+Main is committed to helping veterans get back on their feet, back here at home, with their program "A Shirt for a Start" that gives veterans an opportunity to get real world, startup experience that can help propel their career forward. M+M's program will provide training and opportunities to grow marketable skills and experience along with connections into our networks for future opportunities.
"Our point of view is simple: meaningful corporate citizenship can have big returns for a company – and for the community in which it stands. MWW is committed to helping Billion+Change and other organizations by using its communications expertise and talent to Matter More in the communities we serve."
"At Discover, our mission is to help people achieve a brighter financial future. This is demonstrated through our commitment to improving our communities through a long-standing tradition of volunteerism and supporting charitable partnerships that focus on education—particularly financial education. Through Discover's You Care, We Share Program, employees dedicate volunteer hours through company-sponsored events, as well as devoting personal time to volunteer activities. Once employees log 24 volunteer hours, they are eligible for a company grant to the charitable organization(s) of their choice. In 2012, nearly 30% of employees donated more than 40,000 volunteer hours to over 1,000 organizations nationwide. Discover is proud to join the Billion + Change campaign and have our employees use their skills to expand the ways in which they contribute to our community."
Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable TR operates on volunteer bases and they provide basic needs five days a week for 52 weeks per year from 8am till 4pm to families and individuals with basic needs requesting their assistance during these tough economic times.
Gura Clinical Services, will provide at least 25 hours of pro bono clinical/counseling services to firefighters and their families, or clients from the general public in 2013.
LMI will undertake a process similar to DeLoitte to identify and provide systematic corporate support to the extensive pro bono skill-based volunteering already taking place. Additionally, LMI will select, manage and deliver a new team-oriented project of significant impact to the mission of a non-profit in our community on an annual basis.
ReAllocate is committed to pledging their time to contributing engineering, development, design and storytelling skills to non-profits and projects working on social innovation.They will work with organizations that could use these technical skills to get their projects off the ground, boost their current capacity and build technical communities for ongoing support.
Pepper Group provides marketing communications services to help organizations to raise money, find volunteers, promote events and various other needs. Every Pepper has a hand in deploying their skills and sharing their experience--and having fun while doing it.
Bridging the nonprofit, open source, and corporate pro bono communities, SocialCoding4Good connects software development professionals with opportunities to volunteer their time and technical talent to organizations creating technology solutions for social good.
Intuit will expand skills-based volunteering by 1000 hours this year. Building on the foundation of our We Care and Give Back volunteering and giving program, employees will have new opportunities to develop and apply their innovation and “design for delight” skills. Their efforts will center around helping uncover important social problems and business challenges faced by nonprofits that Intuit, and those we enable, can uniquely solve.
Bloomberg is committed to providing employees with volunteer service opportunities which allow them to make an impact in communities globally through the Best of Bloomberg (BOB) Volunteer, Mentoring, Leadership, Skills-Based and Recognition portfolios. Bloomberg's engagement programs encourage personal and professional development, team building and commitment to Bloomberg values using service as a catalyst. Bloomberg is proud to make a commitment to pro bono and skills-based volunteering through Billion + Change.
The Prison Entrepreneurship Program is a nonprofit that engages executives from the business sector as mentors, business plan advisors, entrepreneurship instructors and Business Plan Competition judges in our robust "mini MBA" program that we offer inside the prison system. We pledge to recruit over 10,000 hours of skills-based volunteerism from over 500 different executives in the next 12 months. The impact of this contribution will be the complete transformation of hundreds of inmates, 100% of whom will find a job within 90 days of release from prison while also reducing their likelihood of returning to prison by over 80%.
GatherWell passionate about cultivating millions of leaders for good who have the inner resilience and the entrepreneurial skill set to make change happen. To further this passion, GW has launched the GatherWell Network for Practical Idealists. The Network supports social sector organizations in increasing their impact, resources and innovation.
"We pledge to volunteer our professional expertise in corporate social responsibility, communications, group facilitation and strategic planning, to impact charitable efforts in our community. Giving back to our community is an integral part of who we are at Piper Consulting Group and we pledge to make these efforts a priority for our company."
filmanthropos is a production studio headquartered in Los Angeles, CA that specializes in multi-platform storytelling for philanthropies, causes and corporate CSR initiatives. We dedicate over 50% of our efforts towards pro-bono services. By the end of 2013, we will have volunteered 1170 hours towards working on pro-bono projects.