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Business Council For Peace, Inc. (Bpeace)

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Causes: International, International Exchange, International Relief

Mission: Bpeace is an award-winning nonprofit that provides impactful business advice to companies in conflict-affected communities, where women are underemployed and where we believe more jobs can cut the oxygen to violence. More jobs mean less violence.®

Results: In 2019 we are operating in El Salvador, Guatemala and Lebanon. In 2018, Bpeace provided $2 million in pro bono consulting services to 77 businesses that in turn generated $183 million in revenue, provided over 5,000 jobs and supported more than 20,000 family members. More than 60% of these businesses are women-owned or led. Bpeace has operated since 2002, and we’ve consistently maintained a stellar reputation among our donors and partners, both corporate and nonprofit. We have a talented and motivated staff, an engaged Board of Directors and 350+ Skillanthropists from 14 countries.

Target demographics: High potential entrepreneurs increase employment and stabilty in their communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Business owners in El Salvador, Guatemala and Lebanon who aim to increase jobs and increase economic opportunity in their communities.

Geographic areas served: El Salvador, Guatemala, Lebanon.

Programs: Bpeace “Skillanthropists” volunteer their skills and knowledge, both on-site and remotely, to help businesses in these countries grow, create jobs, become more profitable and secure a future for their workers and communities.

Community Stories

145 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 AScalpello

Volunteer

Rating: 5

On the surface what I do on behalf of Bpeace seems so simple. I volunteer as a Skillanthropist and donate my capabilities and experience to business owners and their teams to help them grow their businesses. However it is the knock-on effect where the real impact is made and felt. A growing business creates more jobs. A job lifts an individual and his or her family out of poverty. A community where people are working and in turn contributing to the economy lifts the community and makes it healthier. More jobs in countries like El Salvador and Guatemala means less violence. The impact is real and visible and it is one of the most gratifying things I do. Bpeace makes a difference and working with them, so can you.

Louis Dries

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last week I completed my 2nd assignment for Bpeace, this time in El Salvador. I really appreciate being able to apply 50 years of Logistics experience to improve process efficiency and make recommendations for growth projects at the America Logistics Group, a leading Freight forwarder/Customs Broker and 3PL provider in Central America. Great people to work with: they open their doors to share their daily challenges and willing to listen to suggestions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just completed a 7 day mission in Guatemala. The goal for my assigned project was to help a small local chemical company optimize their supply chain with an emphasis on inventory optimization to free up precious cash. The people were willing to share how things are really going at work and in Guatemala and generally were very receptive to the recommendations,
It was a pleasure to work with so many intelligent, hard working people who amazed me with their positive attitude. Very satisfying to share a life time of work experience with the next generation.

Imre S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Always a pleasure to work with Fast Runners at BPeace. The thirst for knowledge and passion for growing a business and improving their business and country is contagious. Looking forward to my next assignment.

srprince

Board Member

Rating: 5

The incredible work BPeace has been doing to advance the economic viability of small businesses and women around the world is a shining example of the type of entrepreneurial goodwill needed in the world today.

It is an honor and thrill to be a Skillanthropist partner, I can’t wait until my next assignment!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found BPeace while searching for a way to donate my skills in marketing/strategy and my love for humanity. I was instantly aligned to their mission of expanding economic power for women and local entrepreneurs. They believe that: More jobs mean less violence® Thus far I have used my skills to develop a Branding workshop and use it to mentor small business owners in Afghanistan. I've also had the opportunity counsel a small media company in El Salvador that is looking to take their business to the next level. My experiences with BPeace have been rewarding professionally but even more so personally as in my own small way I am an ambassador for my country, culture and profession.

This is a wonderful organization with dedicated staff and great opportunities to grow as a human being.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I could not be more proud of what this great group of people accomplish. It's very rewarding to see everyone giving their all to make real and substantive change: From the small business owners trying to make it in often distressed regions, to the Skillanthropists sharing their expertise and knowledge, to the Bpeace leadership keeping it all running at full speed!

For me personally, Bpeace gives me a way to share my skills in meaningful ways. My interactions with the small business owners have been inspiring!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that pairs volunteer mentors with business owners in conflict-affected countries to drive real business improvements and growth! The Bpeace professionals that I have worked with to design improvements to their offerings for mentors have been top-notch. And capturing success stories over the last year from many mentors has given me a great "behind-the-scenes" view of the good results Bpeace achieves.

Aamna F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been a Bpeace Skillanthropist since 2008 and have been on the Executive Council since 2009. Bpeace is an incredible organization that continues to
provide entrepreneurs in conflict-affected and economically challenged communities tools and resources to grow their businesses and create significant employment for all — with a particular focus on expanding the economic power of women. I am so proud to be a part of this organization and continue to be amazed at the impact Bpeace continues to have in El Salvador, Guatemala, Bolivia, Afghanistan, Lebanon and beyond!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bpeace successfully help one of my friend's business and I was impressed with all the expertise they provided to position her business for growth and sustainability.I am a business consultant and her story inspired me to become a Bpeace skillantropist. I am honored to be part of Bpeace now!

Magellan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The rewards of volunteering my skills and sharing my knowledge are so much deeper than I could have ever imagined. From the first time I was introduced to Bpeace 10 years ago until today, this organization continues to amaze me with their business model, core values and elasticity in exploring non-traditional avenues to reach our goals of creating jobs.

Bpeace is a smart, lean organization that makes it so easy for Skillanthropists to have a big impact in a short window of time, while providing entrepreneurs with invaluable knowledge that will help them scale.

I love that I can choose opportunities based on my availability at that moment, and that I know exactly how much time is expected of me. Through Bpeace's thorough vetting process, I know that my time and knowledge will be valued and that the Fast Runners that I work with will flourish and succeed beyond our expectations.

I am energized every time I'm working in the Bpeace space. I've met so many wonderful people from around the world and have gained lifelong friendships.



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is extremely rewarding working with Bpeace. Since 2009 I have been involved on projects for Rwanda, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Guatemala and BpeaceHQ. These projects range from country expansion to interviewing entrepreneurs to virtually mentoring a Fast Runner on tourism in Afghanistan.

The Bpeace team is professional, sharp, lean and very organized. The strength of the organization is its membership, which is assuredly top-notch professionals who readily share their knowledge, skills and networks.

I am in constant awe at the impact that Bpeace has on everyone it touches. The Fast Runners and their families. The Members and their networks. The Host Companies and their employees.

The impact is simply amazing. The Bpeace model is truly a multiplier effect on all levels!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Bpeace from the beginning as an active volunteer and board member. Bpeace has provided to me the opportunity to use my professional skills outside of my typical business network—to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, create more jobs, and ultimately move their communities toward stability. Bpeace is synonymous with integrity. I am proud to be a part of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because of my involvement with Bpeace, I am no longer a spectator, I take an active role in promoting peace in the world--not just talk, but real results through contributing business expertise to entrepreneurs who operate small and medium sized businesses in conflicted countries. We help them grow their businesses to increase employment because jobs bring hope for the future. Through Bpeace, I have had the opportunity to go to Afghanistan to work with entrepreneurs on communication skills--an essential skill in doing business anywhere in the world. However, in Bpeace fashion, we offer our expertise through the cultural lens of our associates, in other words, we tailor our interactions based on their specific needs and experience.

1 Liz W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been on the board of this organization for several years. The passion of our 'skillanthropist' volunteers and dedication of our 'fast-runner' entrepreneuers never cease to amaze me. Visit www. bpeace.org to learn how you can be a part of this group of business professionals who pay it forward and get even more in return!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have become a board member this year but have been a volunteer for 10 years. Bpeace continues to punch above its weight in terms of making an impact and doing so with a very limited budget. The women (and men) we work with in Rwanda, Afghanistan, El Salvador and now Guatemala not only get excellent business consulting from the volunteers they also get a chance to spend time in companies in the US learning best practices and making business relationships. I'm proud to be part of this organization and truly believe more jobs means less violence.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a best in class non-profit organization with committed, highly skilled volunteers, an uber talented board, small but mighty staff and a powerhouse leader. I’m proud to be part of this phenomenol group and would highly recommend them to others. The work they do around the world is impressive and much needed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was looking for an opportunity to leverage skills I've built over my career to help others build their business, and BPeace offered me this chance! I had the pleasure of working as a remote skillanthropist mentoring a college student as part of the Lebanon team, and had a great time getting to know a wonderful student looking to leverage her computer science skills to build a program for local kids in her area to learn the craft. I would definitely participate in a program like this in the future, and hopefully will have the opportunity as a traveling skillanthropist in the near future!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Bpeace member and volunteer for more than 10 years. I've volunteered in a variety of ways- from Spanish to English language translation to overseeing research projects. The organization does a phenomenal job of creating win-win scenarios by pairing seasoned professionals with business acumen with pro bono clients who use this expertise to grow their businesses and their payroll, providing more opportunities in their communities. My most rewarding and memorable Bpeace experiences have been interacting with business owners around the world who juggle not only the typical challenges of running a small business, but larger more complex challenges like local security issues. Their motivation to overcome these challenges and to be responsible business owners within their communities has been more inspiring that I could have imagined when I signed up to volunteer all those years ago.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Every time I have been a skillanthropist at Bpeace it has been a professionally enriching and positive experience. Lending my expertise as a retired strategy consultant has contributed to fast runner company growth and job creation. Bpeace works and always measures its results in terms of more jobs and growth.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have made several trips to Guatamala and El Salvador with Bpeace to mentor FastRunners and/or run workshop training sessions. Every visit I come back refreshed and positive about Bpeace's impact on the lives of these entrepreneurs who are creating jobs and economic opportunities, especially for women and their families. Bpeace's focus on metrics measuring the revenue growth and jobs created, clearly shows the economic impact of the pro-bono consulting and mentoring activities. More Jobs Means Less Violence! Bravo Bpeace, keep up the good work and I can't wait for my next trip to meet and work with another FastRunner and their company.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been working with BPeace just over one year. I am very impressed with the BPeace team, their processes and the Fast Runners they screen and select. I was paired with a Fast Runner team in Guatemala and it was chemistry and effectiveness immediately. Being a Skillanthropist has been a wonderful, enriching, and a learning experience for me. I recommend it highly.

Derek S.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working in Finance, I was looking for a way to give back to the community, gain global exposure, and get exposed to a diverse set of successful business folks to learn from. Bpeace exceeded my expectations in all areas. Toni has truly formed an incredible culture, and Alex has done wonders as Program Manager making strides in El Salvador, Guatemala and Lebanon. What a pleasure it's been being a member of this organization for the last 2 years facilitating workshops, and helping entrepreneurs in these developing economies. Only thing I haven't done yet is travel to meet these entrepreneurs in person, which I hope to do soon! Anyone who considers joining Bpeace will be rewarded with an incredibly fulfilling experience and impressive professional network of other Skillanthropists.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered for a number of years because Bpeace is making a difference in supporting entrepreneurs in areas of conflict. Economic empowerment has the capability to end oppression!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

My second traveling mentor experience with Bpeace was amazing! Not only do I have the opportunity to give back to aspiring entrepreneurs, but I also make friends for life!

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Anne.Cramer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just got back from my fifth trip as a BPeace traveling mentor, and my passion for this organization only continues to grow. I get so much personally out of volunteering (I also serve on the executive council), and I know our Fast Runner constituents get life-changing advice that truly moves their businesses forward. I couldn't be happier with my BPeace experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My third Traveling Mentor trip with BPeace was really great. I spent one week with Lina, helping her with growth ideas for her industrial printing business. A little process work, a little cost accounting, and a LOT of customer experience improvements will help her make a leap towards business maturity and hopefully lots of growth! BPeace continues to be my non-profit soul mate.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a retiree, Bpeace is a perfect fit for me. I can share my knowledge learned throughout my career with entrepreneurs in conflicted countries who strive to build their business and thus hire people who desperately need jobs. "More Jobs Mean Less Violence" is our strategy. While our current focus is in El Salvador and Guatemala, I still advise people in Afghanistan that I worked with 8 years ago. Bpeace is an exceptionally well run organization with experienced leadership, dedicated volunteers and amazing results.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After retiring from a career in Human Resources I knew that Bpeace was the perfect place for me to give back. It's an inspiring journey not only helping many courageous and determined young men and women entrepreneurs but to also play a meaningful role in reducing violence in their country. I have since been an HR traveling mentor in Guatemala and twice in El Salvador, worked with two women who produce soccer balls in Afghanistan, accompanied many entrepreneurs around the U.S. to visit companies involved in similar work and taught a number of HR classes. I've been so impressed with Bpeace's very small corporate staff yet managing their very large group of professional volunteers who have brought many thousands of jobs into conflicted countries to reduce violence. I highly recommend Bpeace to anyone who wants to make a true difference in the lives of people living in difficult parts of our world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bpeace is a solution's based non profit that helps create stability through job creation. Primarily focused on entrepreneurship with a bias toward women in conflict countries, this organization does volunteer business consulting and has tracked their results from the beginning. I started volunteering in 2009 and have been impressed and astounded by the astute and lean way this organization is run, demonstrating best business practices as they help businesses in other countries do the same.

1 Wynona H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love lending my time and expertise to Bpeace - they are lean, mission-focused, and create an incredible and lasting impact in the economies where they work. The benefits to me are amazing: I get to meet other Skillanthropists in the Bpeace network and grow the value of my own professional network, and it gives me the opportunity to get to know businesses and people doing great work in places I would not otherwise have the chance to interact with locals. And when I donate, I can be confident that my money is being used efficiently.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been involved with such an outstanding organization as BPeace for over 15 years. Many of us have careers we are proud of but it is usually what we do through our volunteer and nonprofit work that reflects more accurately who we are as individuals and how we want to change the world. Witnessing and participating in the wonderful work that BPeace does and the positive changes it brings to the world is truly rewarding. BPeace lives up to its mission 100%.

Johnna H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a member of BPeace for many years. I'm amazed at the talented staff and volunteers, and how they have helped businesses thrive in the countries they server. Seeing the Fastrunners create jobs and change the course of lives in their countries is inspiring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

BPeace does global good. The professionals that are sent abroad to help our Fast Runners are leaders in their fields and the results are astonishing. My favorite thing about BPeace is the basic mission of more jobs leading to less violence AND that women are often the entrepreneurs that we help. I am a proud BPeace member for over 10 years and I endorse this charity enthusiastically.

1 Vicki S.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with Bpeace over the past year has been a wonderful experience. The dedicated team of experts all lending their skills and talents to further a world where everyone has an opportunity to work and grow inspires me daily. This scrappy group of high-powered business people are changing the world, one small business at a time. It's exciting to be a part of this organization! - Victoria Summers

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Bpeace for many years and recently joined the Executive Council. I am so proud to be part of this organization. I can use my business skills to help promising small businesses, often run by women, or at the least who hire women, in violence torn areas. I've been able to witness the impact helping these business can have in raising the quality of life for these communities. Bpeace proves the adage that peace comes from prosperity. I would highly recommend joining Bpeace to any person with a business skill who would like to help make the world better. I promise, you will get more than you give!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Bpeace Member for a number of years, and am constantly impressed with both the mission and the organization behind it. The concept of supporting peace by helping to raise the standard of people who are trying to negotiate life in violence-torn regions is a worthy one. The fact that I can actually use my business skills to help positively impact the world is inspiring. And the Bpeace staff is both efficient and effective at helping to achieve this mission.

In the past I have helped via Skype, but I recently visited Guatemala to help consult with 20 small businesses with their branding issues. It was an enriching experience and I feel as if I got much more than I gave. The Fast Runners Bpeace had selected were passionate, hard-working entrepreneurs with much to offer.

I highly recommend Bpeace for anyone who would like to use their skills to help make a real impact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A perfect marriage of business people in need and business people with skills and experience to give. It is run by a purpose driven, no-nonsense, passionate and results-driven team. No better ROI for your time or money. Bpeace changes lives -- including mine.

3 AScalpello

Volunteer

Rating: 5

On the surface what I do on behalf of Bpeace seems so simple. I volunteer as a Skillanthropist and donate my capabilities and experience to business owners and their teams to help them grow their businesses. However it is the knock-on effect where the real impact is made and felt. A growing business creates more jobs. A job lifts an individual and his or her family out of poverty. A community where people are working and in turn contributing to the economy lifts the community and makes it healthier. More jobs in countries like El Salvador and Guatemala means less violence. The impact is real and visible and it is one of the most gratifying things I do. Bpeace makes a difference and working with them, so can you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bpeace for a number of years and with each passing year my passion for what they do only grows. I have had the privilege of working with Bpeace's FastRunners in El Salvador and Guatemala. These are companies that against challenging odds are growing their businesses and creating jobs. Those jobs in turn lift individual lives, families and entire communities. These jobs help cut the oxygen to the violence that pervades these countries.

I often say that I receive more than I could possibly ever give. I have a sense of purpose in working with these individuals and I can see the impact I have. It is exhilarating to work with people who are eager to learn and discover new approaches.

If you have a skill that would be of help to these organizations, whether it is in agile development, supply chain, branding, human resources, marketing, distribution, social media - whatever you do and do well - see if there is an opportunity for you to join our efforts. If you want to travel fine, if not, there are opportunities that do not require travel. Make a difference and have one of the most satisfying experiences imaginable.

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athenak

Volunteer

Rating: 5

At a time when there is so much need in the world, it is fulfilling to be able to make a difference through volunteering with Bpeace. The Bpeace leadership and staff are tuned into each of their volunteers and make an extraordinary effort to match each volunteer with projects that suit them and give them a sense of accomplishment. Since joining in 2005, I have been involved in countless projects. I’ve taught marketing and strategy skills to Afghan businesswomen and presented branding and logo designs to Rwandan entrepreneurs. I’ve been on the Executive Council, providing input and ideas to the Board and I’ve hosted fundraisers that have inspired friends to join me in contributing resources and skills to the positive impact Bpeace makes. I am currently mentoring a young Syrian woman refugee as she pursues her dream to become an expert in resolving the issues that refugees face around the world. Bpeace has given me a way to use my skills to give back and has provided me with a community of amazing, talented people to work with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My life got bigger and more fulfilling the day I became a volunteer with Bpeace. In 2005 when I joined Bpeace I stepped into a community of smart, organized and committed women and men who are all about empowering women. A new world opened up to me when I took my first trip to Afghanistan to provide marketing and strategy skills to business women there.

Since then I've had the privilege of serving in many roles in the organization. I'm currently a member of the team that is designing and implementing the mentoring program in Lebanon where we are working with Syrian and Lebanese university students. 20 Bpeace mentors are sharing their practical experience and hard-earned wisdom with 18 young women who are learning how to realize their dreams.

My husband and I are co-mentoring a bright young Syrian woman. It is deeply fulfilling to guide and encourage her as she gets clear about her goals and takes steps to achieve them. Speaking with her is a delight and gives us hope for the future of Syria.

Bpeace makes it easy and fun to use my skills to make a difference. The combination of meaningful projects with a super-organized team creates an experience that both stretches me and satisfies my need to make a contribution to others. Thank you Bpeace!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Bpeace for many years, during which time my own life has been enriched substantially by the work of this organization. The passion and dedication of the members and fast runners who have participated in our programs never fails to amaze me. Mentoring our fast runners has been as exciting and illuminating for me as for our mentees. I have met and continue to connect with women from Afghanistan, Lebanon and Guatemala. We have helped expand businesses in Rwanda, Afghanistan, Guatemala, El Salvador and Lebanon. We have mentored Syrian women refugees in Lebanon who will go on to create businesses in a part of the world where women do not usually do so. Bpeace is comprised of an extraordinary group of caring women and men who choose to change the world by volunteering their time and skills to support entrepreneurs who grow businesses and create new jobs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been impressed by the results that Bpeace has achieved over the last 20+ years since I became aware of the organization. Getting closer in recent years as a volunteer, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work remotely with entrepreneurs in countries in which Bpeace works as well as with Bpeace staff and other Skillanthropist volunteers who are passionate in their efforts to use their skills and knowledge to help improve businesses leading to tangible job growth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a member, volunteer and donor for nearly 10 years. Bpeace is the real deal. Every day its activities enrich and improve the lives of people in countries where crime, danger and the threat of disruption is very real.

I've seen first hand the passion of Bpeace and its staff and volunteers. Everything they do is thoughtful, impactful and done with integrity and skill.

If I could give 10 stars I would. Bpeace embodies every aspect of a Great Nonprofit.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Being on the board of Bpeace inspires me everyday. I've seen firsthand the impact on people's lives. It also transforms the lives of those who volunteer.

1 MikeBentoDC

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The entire culture of Bpeace is designed to make volunteering one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. There's great clarity about mission and purpose, a lean organization that keeps typical non-profit bureaucracy from creeping in, and a set of highly skilled and passionate volunteers (Skillanthropists) who are committed to making a real difference. "Skill-based" volunteering has become a buzz word, but its the foundation of Bpeace. I feel elevated by Bpeace - surrounded by people I admire doing work that makes a tangible difference in struggling communities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with BPeace in Guatemala City/Antigua. BPeace is an enabler of opportunities for volunteers such as myself and to those businesses that participate in their programs. It was immediately apparent to me, from my visits, that BPeace had built great relationships with everyone. Working with all businesses, really felt like a group session trying to problem solve...what a great feeling!

I learned a lot in Guatemala about business, emerging economies and about myself. Everyone has a different set of challenges and each business is unique. I realized that we don't have all the answers, we just to be willing to figure it out. We all have skills; that is the best donation to help businesses grow which in turn help create jobs and grow communities.
Its a great feeling to be part of something great and I am so happy to have found BPeace. I am eager to work more with them in the future.

Nat L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with BPeace has been great and continues to be. My trip to Guatemala was an excellent opportunity to get to know both the country and it's people but also a chance to make a difference in someone else's life. My entrepreneur was vibrant, smart and really wants to make a difference for her customers that she serves. She took care to make sure that I was safe, well fed and made sure that I saw and understood her country. I had the opportunity to meet her parents and sister in addition to working hard at improving her business. Her family made me feel like I was part of their family. It was very rewarding and we continue to have a relationship after the trip. Stephany and Marcela from BPeace made sure that all of the plans were put in place and any needed arrangements were taken care of.
I would recommend this opportunity to anyone who has talents that they can share with others, you will find it to be very rewarding.

JoeHowse

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I previously reviewed Bpeace in 2014 and I have continued to have a great experience volunteering with them since then.

Through Bpeace, I have had the opportunity to travel to El Salvador (May 2014) and Guatemala (July 2018) to provide consulting to two different software companies. The work and the people have been great. Bpeace and the client companies are very professionally managed, welcoming, and open to new ideas and opportunities. Bpeace and the clients have a genuine commitment to creating jobs and developing employees' skills.

I have also enjoyed volunteering as an online mentor in Bpeace's new program for female university students in Lebanon.

Bpeace really excels in putting volunteers' specialized skills to good use and in making the right matches between volunteers and clients/mentees. I highly recommend this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Bpeace and their client has been one of the best experiences of my career. In 2013, Bpeace matched me with a Salvadoran company who needed a consultant to train their software engineers in my area of specialization. Like most of the matches Bpeace makes, it was a very specific requirement but Bpeace helped the client and I find each other very quickly. Bpeace supported the client's decision to work with me (a Canadian rather than a U.S. candidate) even though this introduced some complications in funding the project.

During my site visit to El Salvador in 2014, Bpeace's local staff and the client made sure that I had everything I needed for my work and comfort, that I stayed safe, and that I felt welcome. The Bpeace staff were involved in some of my meetings with the client, and were very knowledgeable about the client's project and industry.

I was very privileged to find a hard-working and like-minded group of people in El Salvador. I know we will have a lasting connection, and I hope to participate in more projects like this through Bpeace.