TIE Global Artisans

Two women weaving a rug.

Tradition. Innovation. Entrepreneurship. That’s how we’ll preserve the vibrant culture held together by traditional African weaving. The global handicraft market is projected to exceed US$1 trillion by 2030 but it largely bypasses African products. This initiative elevates traditional craft, infuses it with innovative methods and markets, and reinvests into communities.

Forging a Path Back to In-Person Pro Bono

Pyxera Global is excited to share important considerations and lessons learned from interactions with multiple companies looking to maintain their successful virtual programming while also working towards restarting their immersive programming in the coming year.

Shocks tend to expose the cracks in the system—but they can also illuminate the light that shines through

The Joint Initiative for Village Advancement (JIVA) is a holistic, demand-driven community development program co-created by the John Deere Foundation, Pyxera Global, and the communities they serve in Rajasthan, India. Growing from a pilot project area of three villages to 24 villages, JIVA’s mission is to improve the livelihoods and resilience of Indian smallholder farmers—by investing in the farmers of today and tomorrow. Its pillars—resilient agriculture, quality education, and leveraged talent from John Deere—are grounded in seven years of partnership, collaboration, learning, and adaptation.  

The Future of Global Pro Bono

The world of corporate volunteering has many different flavors, with traditional volunteering & skills-based volunteering being the most well-known. A specialized kind of skills-based volunteering is the field of Global Pro Bono (GPB), which brings talented employees from the private sector to volunteer their skills & professional expertise to address key business challenges for social sector organizations.

Driving Social Impact Through Software Redesign

Before COVID-19, Medtronic’s GIFs undertook projects in person, a key feature of the fellowship that encouraged relationship-building among the employees and the host organization. However, the pandemic forced Medtronic Foundation to pivot and create virtual opportunities instead. This NCD project demonstrated how effectively a remote team could function and continue to work with a partner organization with impactful results.

COVID-19 Interventions: Q&A with Jayanti Shukla, CEO of United Way Mumbai

As part of our on-going series capturing global voices on the impact of the COVID-19 Crisis, Shakti Saran, Pyxera Global’s Senior Fellow in Mumbai, caught up with Jayanti Shukla, the CEO of United Way Mumbai (UWM). For over 17 years, UWM has been a leader in cross-sector partnerships, providing more than $52 Million for community development projects. Under the leadership of Ms. Shukla, UWM has been a leader in rapidly responding to the dynamic needs of the COVID-19 Crisis.

Global Voices around COVID-19 and Beyond

Pyxera Global has united its Global Leads in a conversation to reflect on the challenges the world is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This first article brings together perspectives from team members in China, India, West Africa, and Latin America on the NGO sector’s response to the crisis and trends in reimagining corporate social initiatives. The following insights are drawn from conversations with our global staff and Pyxera Global’s survey of former Global Pro Bono host organizations.