A partnership between corporate benevolence and nonprofit action, The HOPE Program, based in Brooklyn NY, has one of the best records in the industry for transforming unemployed and under-skilled individuals with difficult socioeconomic histories into successful long-term employees.
‘Tis the season for giving and a perfect time to reflect on your charity and community engagement initiatives for 2013. Amplifying this point, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook made headlines this week with a $500m stock donation to Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on education and health initiatives.
I working predominantly in the Tech industry and there are many great examples and stories of giving and philanthropy from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Salesforce.com and Marc Benioff’s Dream foundation. My colleague Kelley Damore of UBM Tech’s CRN outlines many examples in a recent article and even presents this in a slide presentation worth a look. While many of these are big examples, small and medium businesses and entreprenuers are having their own impact as outlined in Kelley’s “Charitable Endeavors: SMBs Can Think Big”.