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

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

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).