Business Council for Peace (Bpeace)Business Council for Peace (Bpeace)
Bpeace believes that creating jobs, creates peace. Bpeace is the non-profit network of business people who volunteer their time and skills to assist brave entrepreneurs in countries with a history of violence and poverty: El Salvador, Guatemala and A... Read more
Bpeace believes that creating jobs, creates peace. Bpeace is the non-profit network of business people who volunteer their time and skills to assist brave entrepreneurs in countries with a history of violence and poverty: El Salvador, Guatemala and Afghanistan. We have a special interest in women entrepreneurs because their economic advancement is critical to creating and maintaining peace. Business people who volunteer with Bpeace assist entrepreneurs with momentum, advising them how to improve their processes, profitability and their understanding of what success can look like. Bpeace has backing from the U.S. State Department and is rated 5-stars on GreatNonProfits.
Founded in 2002, Bpeace (Business Council for Peace) is the only pro-bono business consulting organization that operates exclusively in conflict-affected countries. We have a special interest in women's economic development and believe: More Jobs Mean Less Violence. Through our pro-bono model, business professionals contribute knowledge and skills to strengthen and grow small and medium-size businesses in El Salvador, Guatemala and Afghanistan.In 2014, we provided $1.6 million worth of pro bono consulting services to 64 small businesses to accelerate the growth of jobs and cut the oxygen to violence.
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!