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What Companies Can Learn From MBA Programs

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

In a few years, we might find that pro bono opportunities are as common in corporate office buildings as on MBA campuses. That would be great news for employees and the nonprofits they would serve.

The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Skills-Based Volunteering

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

By Lauren Coulston, Integration Manager, Women & Co. In today's economic climate, corporations are leveraging limited resources while nonprofits are...

Tackling Social Change With Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business
Aaron Hurst

While her childhood hopes to be on the offensive line for the Bears were dashed early in her career, today Kathy is still using her blocking skills working as National Managing Partner of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility at KPMG.

Painting Community Center Leaves Brewer Dissatisfied

Aaron Hurst | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Aaron Hurst

Jim Koch, brewer and founder of Samuel Adams at the Boston Beer Company, found himself painting a community center in South Boston in 2007 and vowed to find a smarter way to add value.

Going Face-to-Face With Day Laborers

Aaron Hurst | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Pablo Alvarado came to the United States from El Salvador in the 1990s and worked for five years as an undocumented laborer. Today he works for the National Day Laborer Organization Network (NDLON) and helps to fight for the rights and dignity of day laborers.

Starbucks: The Unofficial Office for Social Change

Aaron Hurst | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Wowed by a singing barista and a great place to bring her two daughters, Cecilia joined the Starbucks team as their Vice President of Global Diversity, Community and Government Affairs, for Starbucks Coffee Company.

Actress Finds a New Stage

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Claire Dixon uses her skills as a trained actress every day to tell the stories needed to drive social change around the world.

Recycling Employee Skills

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Like me, Paula Davis didn't last long in her first job out of college. But, she ended up working at some of the leading brands in the world -- even for Michael Jordan at one point.

Pulling an All-Nighter for Charity

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

South Carolina-based RIGGS Partners may be the only marketing firm in the country that has paying clients stop by to feed them breakfast in the middle of the night. The secret?

Working for a Good Company vs. Doing Good Work

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
Aaron Hurst

Based in London, Jenny Davis-Peccoud serves as the global leader of Bain & Company's Social Impact Practice. Having spent most of her career at Bain, Jenny has been able to watch the evolution of the firm's investment in social impact.

5 Tips For Young Professionals Who Want To Make A Difference

Monisha Kapila | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges facing children and families in our communities and worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 percent...

This Country's Poor Get Free Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Want a nose job but just can't afford one? Head to Brazil. In Brazil, the second biggest consumer of plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures have beco...

A Billion+Change: Supporting Nonprofits Through Skills-Based Pro Bono Service

Sen. Mark Warner | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Sen. Mark Warner

In tough times, we need to find more creative ways to help. Many American businesses have agreed to partner with their employees to donate pro bono services, leveraging the extraordinary talents of their workforce to help support community needs.

The Promise Of Pro Bono

Evan Hochberg | Posted 04.27.2012 | Impact
Evan Hochberg

We often say that nonprofits are not in business to make a profit. But they are in business. And they have business objectives that require business know-how in order to be met.

How Pro Bono Work Makes A World Of Difference To Nonprofits

Jennifer Lawson | Posted 04.26.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Lawson

Disclosure: Morgan Stanley is a founding sponsor of A Billion+Change providing leadership, council and financial support. According to the Independen...

IBM: Tapping Top Talent, For Good

Aaron Hurst | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Aaron Hurst

Stanley Litow serves as IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM's Foundation, with a career spanning th...

Santa Does Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 02.18.2012 | Comedy
Aaron Hurst

This weekend I had the honor to sit down with Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, CEO of the North Pole. Perhaps the world's most well-loved philanthrop...

Are Charity Galas A Smart Way To Spend Funds?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Full disclosure: Aaron Hurst sits on the Board of BoardSource, a current Prudential grantee. Mary O'Malley wanted to be a nun when she was ten years ...

UPS Foundation Delivers Help To Global Organizations

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Full disclosure: Taproot received a grant from the UPS Foundation for 2012. Ken Sternad, Foundation President of UPS, loves logistics. I sat down wit...

Connecting Talent to Opportunity: LinkedIn's Meg Garlinghouse on Changing the World

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Meg Garlinghouse is the Head of Employment Brand and Community at LinkedIn, where she works to leverage their incredible network of 120 million professionals for the greater good.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence's President & CEO on Nonprofit Mergers

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) links Cleveland area businesses to nonprofits and provides consulting, on, among other topics -- nonprofit mergers...

Could More Public-Interest Lawyers in D.C. Help Prevent Domestic Tragedies?

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Could a lawyer have saved Alecia Wheeler's life?  As the D.C. Council considers how to spend the $89 million surplus discovered recently, her tragic death reminds us that pennies spent on public-interest lawyers can provide pounds of cure.

A $4.82 Billion Opportunity for Nonprofits

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

With shrinking government spending, we need to be much more resourceful as a sector to make sure we can achieve our critical missions.

Why Do Pro Bono? An Answer From the Front Lines

Aaron Hurst | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Earlier this year at Taproot Foundation, we delivered our one millionth hour of pro bono service to the communities we serve. That's a lot of valuable...

The Positive Side of Negative Space: An Interview With Merck's Ellen Lambert

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

You choose to make charitable contributions that focus on issues of the external world and society. That's generosity without responsibility.