Saavy Business Solutions will join the campaign at the White House today for a forum on “A Billion + Change in Action: Connecting to the Future of Corporate Service.” Leaders in industry, civic engagement and policy will convene at this forum to discuss opportunities for businesses to scale efforts and partnerships to meet the social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century through skills-based service. They will also explore ways to align corporate skills-based service programs with national initiatives to boost innovation, competitiveness and models of effective collaboration.
Saavy Business Solutions will provide educational resources to local high schools through their InVest program. Providing instruction and opportunities for hands on experience, Saavy Business will teach students about the insurance industry, informing their future career decisions. This will help prevent the shrinkage in the independent insurance agency.
Today’s forum will challenge each pledge to look ahead at what they are poised to do. “Our challenge now is to expand A Billion + Change while partnering effectively with nonprofit professionals so we can change communities for the better,” said Senator Mark Warner, Honorary Chairman of A Billion + Change. “It’s through collaboration and collective impact that A Billion Plus really does add up to meaningful change.”
Every day, A Billion + Change pledge companies harness the skills and talents of their best and brightest to build nonprofit capacity, create empowering opportunities for veterans, strengthen our workforce, and improve STEM education and to promote global development.
Corporate skills-based volunteer programs have also proven to be effective talent management tools, and can help businesses boost their own competitiveness while giving back to their communities.
According to True Impact, skills-based volunteers are 142 percent more likely to report job-related skills-gains than traditional volunteers, and 82 percent more likely to report that volunteerism generated new recruits for their company versus traditional volunteers. For nonprofits, the value of skilled support in areas such as general operations, technology and professional services can be 500 percent greater than the value of traditional volunteering.
A list of pledge companies, and information about how to take the pledge, is available at: www.abillionpluschange.org.
About Saavy Business Solutions
Saavy Business Solutions is a Harlem; New York based company that provides insurance advice to residential child care providers and restaurants. Since 2009 Saavy Business Solutions has consistently helped childcare providers and restaurant owners reduce their risk through education. Saavy Business Solutions believes an educated client makes the best client for everyone. For more information on Saavy Business Solutions, please call 212.410.2222 or visit www.eharleminsurance.com.
About A Billion + Change:
A Billion + Change is a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer services by 2013. It was launched by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2008 and continues as an initiative of the federal agency. Reinvigorated in 2011 with expanded leadership under the honorary chairmanship of Senator Mark Warner, it is now housed and managed by Points of Light. The initiative is powered by the support of Deloitte, HP, the Case Foundation and IBM with additional founding support from State Farm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and Morgan Stanley.