And the Skillanthropy Giveaway Competition Winners Are...

As part of our ongoing five year anniversary celebration, Bankers without Borders launched the Skillanthropy™ Giveaway Competition, to find and recognize organizations utilizing skill-based volunteerism to make a positive impact in the world. The five winning organizations will each receive Skillanthropy, our proprietary, end-to-end volunteer management technology solution, which helps organizations streamline volunteer recruitment efforts, more efficiently manage and monitor projects, better understand their impact, and evaluate their outcomes.

The winners are: 

Atlas Service Corps addresses critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.

"Atlas Corps is honored to have been selected by Bankers Without Borders for the Skillanthropy giveaway competition.  Almost 10,000 social change leaders from around the world begin the Atlas Corps fellowship application each year," said Scott Beale, CEO, Atlas Corps. "Implementing the Skillanthropy end-to-end volunteer management system will allow Atlas Corps to meet the increasing demand from participants and better connect them to meaningful opportunities to share their knowledge and skills across borders as Atlas Corps Fellows."

Echoing Green has provided nearly 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in over forty countries with $33 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to our global network of champions.

"At Echoing Green, skills-based volunteerism is a core expression of our mission. We have no shortage of highly capable volunteers, but with a small staff our capacity to scale the skills-based volunteer support to our Fellows is limited,” said Lily Mandlin, Echoing Green Social Investment Council Manager. “Skillanthropy has the potential to transform our volunteer management operations and increase the frequency, quality, and efficiency of volunteer engagements. With this tool, we will enhance our ecosystem’s collective social impact." 

Project Concern International (PCI)s mission is to prevent disease, improve community health and promote sustainable development worldwide.

PYXERA Global leverages the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

"Skillanthropy will enable PYXERA Global to increase our outreach to prospective volunteers and engage with our volunteer base even more deeply," said Kimberli Jeter, Chief Learning and Partnerships Officer. "We’re excited to use Skillanthropy to enhance PYXERA Global’s volunteer training and mentoring services and to continue to improve the way in which we share tools, best practices and lessons learned among our volunteers.  As we roll this program out, Skillanthropy will allow us to engage our alumni as they grow and evolve in their professional lives." 

Trócaire, the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, works with some of the world’s poorest people, supporting communities and delivering long-term change to people’s lives.

"Trócaire are delighted to have been awarded the Skillanthropy Technology Solution. This provides Trócaire with the capability to quickly grow our volunteering capacity by providing the solution to effectively engage our volunteers and to accurately measure their impact," said Michael Duggan, CIO. "Trócaire is grateful for this grant and we look forward to its implementation so that we can increase our impact in helping and supporting some of the world's poorest people through our volunteer programme." 

Congratulations to all of the Skillanthropy Giveaway Campaign Winners!