Our Blog: Skillanthropists and small business owners collaborate to lift communities in need

Skillanthropists

Spending time in El Salvador as a Bpeace Traveling Mentor, I had the opportunity to work with six such sustainable businesses and their hard-working leaders. My role was to help them understand how to develop programs, practices and work environme

Afghanistan

Bpeace has connected Zarghuna virtually with international experts, and brought her to the U.S. where she apprenticed with businesses in her industry. Local Afghan consultants have helped Zarghuna develop marketing strategies for her gyms and salo

Corporate Partnership

“Entrepreneurship Lessons for Peace and Profit” headlines the The Associated Press story that broke November 19, 2014 covering four of our Fast Runners and three of our Host Companies.

Events

At the November 2014 Bpeace annual meeting in New York City, we were pleased to announce that 49 Bpeacers across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. earned VERAs (Volunteer Excellence Recognition Awards).

El Salvador

I couldn’t help but grab my camera when my plane began flying over the lush, green countryside of El Salvador.  My last visit was during the dry season and while it was still very beautiful it was now so much greener than before.  I wa

Events

The 5th Annual Pedal for Peace was held on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 and was a huge success.  Thank you to the 50 riders, 20 volunteers and five sponsors who made this beautiful day in the Berkshires possible.  The team rode a colle

Afghanistan

The statistics on women and girls in Afghanistan are appalling. Only 21% of girls complete primary education, less than 13% are literate and the country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the highest in the world. Despite a new constitution, ad

Skillanthropists

When I got there on the first day of the workshop I started my introduction by saying “let me tell you why I chose to spend my vacation with you…” I made this trip because I saw this project as completely connected to my personal mission: fi

Skillanthropists

GLG, the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise, asked me to be a Traveling Mentor for Bpeace, spending a week in El Salvador working with the owners of Los Trillizos bakery; a struggling, but fast-growing start-up. B

Rwanda

The reality of beautiful Rwanda is marred by 20-year-old images of genocide. To change perceptions, Bpeace developed RwandaFilm.org with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Inflatable Film. The site is a marketplace where internati

Corporate Partnership

The 13 Central American business owners (nine Salvadorans and four Guatemalans) had no idea just how favorably the next month would impact their businesses, when they landed in New York at midnight on May 9, 2014.  T

Events

Oh, what a night! From the regal ambiance of the historic Capitale, venue for this year’s annual Bpeace Gala, to the post-dinner “Happy” flashmob, full of Bpeacers showing off their best dance moves, the 2014 Gala was truly a night to rememb

Afghanistan

Skiing in Afghanistan — who would have imagined? At least that is what I thought when I first learned about the Afghan Ski Challenge.  Since 2011, the Bamyan Ski Club has been hosting the annual “Afghan Ski Challenge,” a backcountry ski

Corporate Partnership

Bpeace has worked with many Host Companies over the years including PwC, NBC Universal, Etsy, Bumble & bumble, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and 100 more. Here are their tips on how to create a satisfying experience for their staff and for the visiting

Rwanda

Of the four countries Bpeace works in today, Rwanda has the smallest Bpeace presence.  But that wasn't always the case.  In our early years, Rwanda was Bpeace's obsession, and over the past 12 years we have delivered some innovative serv