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Skillanthropists

Telling friends and people I meet that I have family in Guatemala often prompts an inquisitive expression.

“You don’t look Guatemalan,” many say.

Corporate Partnership

Looking back on this year, I feel very grateful. Grateful for the Bpeace volunteers and donors who recognize the value of our work, grateful for my colleagues and committed staff in the U.S., El Salvador, Guatemala and Afghanistan, and gratef

Thought Leadership

It’s that time of year when we are deluged with worthy causes seeking our financial support. So how do we decide? As you assess your options for philanthropy this year, I suggest applying three criteria: 1) Personal Engagement; 2) Measurable Imp

Afghanistan

Jamshid Sultanzada, founder and CEO of PomTech ICT Solutions in Herat, Afghanistan, developed a love for technology at an early age. He credits a local computer class that taught typing, Windows and Word as “cha

Skillanthropists

Seizing an opportunity to share your skills, talents and knowledge with those who can benefit from them is a rewarding and precious experience. Yvette Franco, a Bpeace volunteer who traveled to Guatemala to meet with and mentor local entrepreneurs

Events

It was a truly Olympian-style celebration on May 5 at Capitale in downtown Manhattan as more than 250 dedicated Bpeace contenders rallied for the Champions of Peace Gala.

Skillanthropists

Volunteering within a busy schedule: It can be done

Guatemala

Country: Guatemala

Business: Manufacturas en Madera, a family-run company with two lines of business:

Events

In 2012, after learning about Bpeace from a friend, I joined as a volunteer. At this year’s Annual Meeting, Bpeace awarded its annual VERAs (Volunteer Excellence Recognition Awards), and this got me thinking:

Events

On a May evening at Capitale in downtown Manhattan, more than 225 dedicated Bpeace operatives and friends convened for the Secret Agent for Bpeace Gala.  From the first pour of a Bpeace-tini, the evening revealed an agenda of fun and inspirat

Afghanistan

Country:  Afghanistan 

Business:  Stare Sham Beauty Salon and Gyms, with all-female employees and clients in Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth largest city in Afghanistan

Corporate Partnership

In 2006, when husband and wife Eric and Jessica Talley set about looking for ways to cure their pit bull’s severe allergies, they could never have guessed it would be the start of their wildly successful doggie bakery, Bubba Rose Biscuit Company

Skillanthropists

Building brand strategies to connect with customers

Guatemala

A growing digital company needs new ways of working

As a rapidly growing mobile and Web development company, Guatemala-based MilknCookies produces content

Skillanthropists

When New Yorker Kenneth Watson agreed to advise small business owners in El Salvador for the Bpeace Fast Runners program, he never could have guessed it would involve actual running—six arduous miles’ worth. But that wasn’t the only surprise