We create jobs and help small and medium-size businesses grow by pairing them with volunteer business experts. The Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) is an award-winning nonprofit working in crisis-affected communities to grow small and medium-size businesses, create significant employment for all, and expand the economic power of women. More jobs mean less violence. We deliver high-quality customized business consulting through volunteer business experts we call "Skillanthropists," to carefully vetted small and medium-size businesses we call "Fast Runners." Together we are in pursuit of a common vision; we believe that employment is the bridge to education, poverty reduction, improved health and ultimately less violence; and that jobs for women are vital to women’s advancement and to elevating their peaceful influence on society.
In 2021, Bpeace Skillanthropists are working with 100+ small and medium-size business owners in the U.S., El Salvador, Guatemala and Afghanistan. More than 32,000 family members depend on the jobs these Fast Runners provide.
Would you recommend Business Council for Peace (Bpeace)?
I first volunteered with BPEACE, because of a posting here on VolunteerMatch, in 2008, & I have volunteered with them on and off ever since. They area always clear about how they need help, they give me clear guidance on what success looks like for a volunteer undertaking that task, and they are profuse in their thankyous. I feel like what I do is valued by BPEACE, and I feel like I know where my little volunteer contribution fits overall. They keep me as updated about their work as any contributor, financial for volunteer. I am a huge fan of this organization!