Spotlight on EYElliance: 4 Questions with Elizabeth Smith


Many people take their eyeglasses for granted. And yet, 2.5 billion people around the world, largely in developing countries, live with poor vision because they lack access to eyeglasses, hindering their ability to succeed in school or be productive at work. While the benefits are clear, providing eyeglasses to 2.5 billion people is a challenge, requiring multi-faceted action from a cross-sector group of organizations including healthcare systems, private sector eyeglass manufacturers and retailers, NGOs and social enterprises, and policymakers.

Just Add Water—Cooking Up Successful Corporate-NGO Partnerships


What do you get when you combine a quarter cup of water with table salt and a zap from a car battery? Enough chlorine to purify 200 liters of drinking water.

When Partnering with Nonprofits, Communication is Key


In honor of VM Summit 16, which is all about corporate/ nonprofit collaboration, this series of volunteerism-related blog posts will take one topic and explain how it’s relevant to both groups. Today’s topic? Communication in Corporate/ Nonprofit Partnerships.

Is VM Summit 16 Right for You?

Answer these two questions to find out if attending VM Summit 16 makes sense for you.

You may have already heard of VM Summit 16. This unique conference, brought to you by VolunteerMatch, brings companies and nonprofits together in one place to collaborate on how to create better, more impactful partnerships, while harnessing the power of corporate volunteering.

But you may still be wondering, “Is VM Summit 16 right for me?”

To answer that question, start by asking yourself this: “Am I responsible for any of the following at my company or nonprofit?”

Partnerships Are the New Black

Novo Nordisk Corporate Vice President, Charlotte Ersbøll, shares her view on the power of partnerships and why now is the time to act.

The opportunities to create positive change are all around us and stronger alignment of purpose is bringing us closer together.

As a pharmaceutical company, we spend and invest significant resources every day on improving health for millions of people living with diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. But the cause of the diabetes epidemic, and the solutions required to make a change are multidimensional.

Make Time for Collaboration | VM Summit 16


Now is the perfect time to register for VM Summit 16.

Why? Early bird registration rates end July 1, 2016. That’s this Friday.

After July 1st, ticket prices will increase by $75 each. Save your company (or nonprofit) a little cash and register now.

You may be asking, “Why should I attend VM Summit 16?”

2016 GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards Open Round Two of Categories

Applications are now open for the 2016 GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards in the categories of: Partnerships for Global Health, Community Programs—Focus on Global Health Security, and Workforce & Workplace Engagement.
Press Release

June 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards honor companies that exemplify a spirit of innovation and dedication to outstanding achievements in global health. GBCHealth is pleased to announce that the application process is now open for three additional categories of the 2016 Business Action on Health Awards. For-profit companies are eligible to apply for an award in the following categories:

How Government Engages the Private Sector in the Fight Against Global Poverty

Public-Private Partnership Builds Toward a Better Future

At the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Conference hosted last fall by Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program, former Administrator of USAID, Rajiv Shah, highlighted the changing landscape of foreign aid. In particular, he noted the game-changing emergence of the private sector.

On Earth Day, Partner for a Purpose

By: Christy Cook

Each spring, we remind ourselves about the importance of the environment by celebrating Earth Day. It’s a day to focus our attention on preserving the earth by reducing human impact on it.


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