Today, #GivingTuesday, is all about giving back to support causes that make the world better, and volunteering time and talent can be a great way to do that. If you are looking for technical skills-based volunteer opportunities with real, lasting impact and active learning though service, then we, at Benetech, invite you to join a growing global community of technical contributors—software designers, developers, product managers, translators, technical writers, quality assurance engineers, and more—who make a difference by volunteering with our SocialCoding4Good initiative.
In June, at the company’s Mountain View headquarters and in Hyderabad, India, dozens of Google employees participated in SocialCoding4Good events through this year’s GoogleServe, an annual volunteer service where Googlers come together to give back to their communities. In particular, Benetech is thrilled that they were able to contribute their skills to help advance accessibility for students with print disabilities.
The San Francisco Bay Area is home not only to technology innovation, but also to the growing trend of impact investing—an investment approach that seeks to create both financial and social returns. In a story that examines the region’s impact investing landscape, the Maximpact blog cites Benetech among some of the biggest players in the Bay Area.
Benetech Staffer Mario Oliveros Among 48 Nonprofit Leaders Selected for Spring 2014 American Express Leadership Academy
How will the next generation of leaders help address our society’s most pressing social issues? What skills and knowledge do they need to be prepared to take on meaningful leadership roles, and how can they harness these skills to achieve the greatest impact? These were some of the questions discussed throughout the week-long American Express […]
Palo Alto, California, April 7, 2014—Benetech is one of three U.S. nonprofit organizations to win Microsoft’s Solutions for Good award—which funds the development of MathML Cloud, a cloud-based app that automatically creates accurate images and image descriptions of mathematical expressions, while retaining the detailed math markup for reference. This service will provide access to math for students who have visual disabilities or learning differences, thus enabling them properly to study math concepts critical for successful Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.