Thursday, July 10, 2008

Use Your Business Skills to Make a Difference

How can you use your business expertise to make a difference? The following organizations seek individuals with a business background to volunteer to use those skills (or provide capital) in order to make a difference.

CEOs Without Borders - CEOs Without Borders is a global non-profit enterprise that brings together businessmen and businesswomen willing to use their leadership positions, know-how and experience to foster the growth of businesses in developing countries.

Financial Services Volunteer Corps - FSVC is a not-for-profit, private-public partnership that carries out its mission by recruiting leading financial, legal and regulatory experts. FSVC seeks to build strong financial systems that enable developing and emerging market countries to realize economic opportunities and their citizens to achieve a better quality of life.

Geek Corps - Geekcorps’ international technology experts teach communities how to be digitally independent by expanding private enterprise with innovative, appropriate, and affordable information and communication technologies.

International Executive Service Corps - International Executive Service Corps (IESC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit economic development organization that uses volunteer experts, paid consultants, and professional staff to achieve our mission - to promote prosperity and stability through private enterprise development.

MBA-Nonprofit Connection - The MBA-Nonprofit Connection (MNC) provides services that help to bring MBA skills and energy to the nonprofit sector while bringing exciting new job opportunities to the business school student/alumni community.

MBAs Without Borders - an international not-for-profit organization bringing innovative solutions to developing countries by matching experienced business volunteers with local businesses and NGOs to unleash a big secret…Business Can do Amazing Things!

Net Impact - Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business.

New Ventures - The New Ventures program of the World Resources Institute promotes sustainable growth in emerging markets by supporting and accelerating the transfer of capital to businesses that deliver social and environmental benefits at the base of the economic pyramid.

Taproot Foundation - Join a team of highly skilled professionals who are doing pro bono work to help a local nonprofit increase its impact.

TeamMBA - students, staff, and faculty from business schools donate volunteer hours and raise dollars for charities and community organizations.

TechnoServ - TechnoServe helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor rural areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, their communities and their countries.

Wall Street Without Walls - we match senior and retired volunteers who have investment banking and capital markets experience with community development organizations who are seeking creative solutions to financing challenges of $10 million or more.

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