The Skoll Foundation has posted a story and a video on their website that features Benetech founder and CEO Jim Fruchterman. The story was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business Program. Entitled “Jim Fruchterman Now Matching High Tech Workers with Nonprofit Needs,” the video explores how mid-sized businesses can engage in social good. Interviewed by blogger Steve Farnsworth, Jim suggests that companies consider licensing their technology to social enterprises to help ensure that it reaches those who need it most.
Jim also recommends that companies with employee engagement programs consider Benetech’s SocialCoding4Good which allows participants to contribute their technology skills to open source software projects for social good. Through this program, Benetech is matching software industry professionals to projects at SocialCoding4Good partners including Code for America, FrontlineSMS, and Mozilla Webmaker.