Bankers without Borders Launches High Five Skillanthropy Giveaway Competition

Oct 29, 2013, 12:00 ET from Grameen Foundation

Bankers without Borders to award end-to-end volunteer management technology solution to 5 organizations with promising volunteer initiatives.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its 5th Anniversary celebration, Bankers without Borders®, a Grameen Foundation initiative, announced the launch of the High Five Skillanthropy Giveaway Competition. Organizations with promising volunteer initiatives will vie for the Skillanthropy Technology Solution, Bankers without Borders' propriety, end-to-end volunteer management application. Up to five winners will be selected.


"The Skillanthropy Technology Solution has been critical to our success," said Shannon Maynard, Chief Talent and Knowledge Officer at Grameen Foundation. "There is no way that our small Bankers without Borders team could be operating at our current global scale if we had not invested in an end-to-end volunteer management solution that enables us to grow the number of projects we manage, volunteers that we engage, and countries that we operate in while maintaining the level of quality that the program has come to represent."

Built on the Salesforce platform, the Skillanthropy Technology Solution can help organizations streamline their volunteer recruitment efforts and more efficiently manage and monitor projects. Robust reporting capabilities help organizations better understand their impact and demonstrate their value to stakeholders. The Skillanthropy Technology Solution is easy to use and can be customized to meet specific organizational objectives.

Bankers without Borders is accepting applications and nominations globally, but preference will be given to organizations operating in North America, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Non-profit organizations, corporations or companies that currently engage at least 100 volunteers per year and plan to grow their volunteer initiatives are encouraged to apply. Applications and nominations will be accepted through December 5, 2013. To enter the completion or to learn more about the Skillanthropy Technology Solution visit:

About Bankers without Borders®
Established in 2008, Bankers without Borders® pioneered the use of skilled volunteerism to benefit the microfinance and technology-for-development sectors. To date, Bankers without Borders has recruited more than 16,000 volunteers and facilitated nearly 1,000 projects to strengthen the organizational capacity of more than 100 poverty focused organizations worldwide. Visit our website at or follow us on Twitter @GrameenBwB.

About Grameen Foundation
Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit organization that helps the world's poorest people achieve their full potential by providing access to essential financial services and information on health and agriculture that can transform their lives. Founded in 1997, it delivers solutions that respond to the needs of the poor, as well as tools that help poverty-focused organizations become more effective. It focuses on initiatives that can achieve widespread impact and uses an open-source approach that makes it easy for other organizations to adopt them broadly. Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and the Grameen family of companies, is an inaugural member of its Board of Directors, and now serves as director emeritus. Grameen Foundation is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in the U.S., Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @GrameenFdn.

Contact: Nicole Herman, Grameen Foundation
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