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Business Council For Peace, Inc. Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 07/17/2015: Business Council For Peace, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/13/2015: BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR PEACE INC

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AKA  Bpeace
New York, NY
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Business Council For Peace, Inc. Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 07/17/2015: Business Council For Peace, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/13/2015: BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR PEACE INC

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Also Known As: Bpeace
Physical Address: New York, NY 10025 
EIN: 20-1602122
Web URL: www.bpeace.org 
Blog URL: blog.bpeace.org 
Video URL(s): We so love what we do. Bpeace is the nonprofit network of business volunteers who work with entrepreneurs in violence-affected communities.
For example: One story--Jobs are just the beginning in Guatemala
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q32 International Economic Development
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q23 International Exchanges
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S43 Management Services for Small Business/Entrepreneurs
Year Founded: 2002 
Ruling Year: 2006 
Top Funders: U.S. Department of State
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Mission Statement

We believe the path to peace is lined with jobs. Bpeace is the nonprofit network of business volunteers who work with entrepreneurs in conflict-affected communities to scale their businesses, create significant employment for all and expand the economic power of women. More jobs mean less violence.®

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2014

Total Revenue $2,449,988
Total Expenses $2,458,010

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Ms. Elizabeth Crowell

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Elizabeth Crowell is a highly successful entrepreneur and angel investor whose purpose and passion is to help entrepreneurs start and grow their ventures. She has 20 years of experience building businesses, organizations and boards through leadership and creative problem-solving. She was named Bpeace's CEO in early 2015.

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Board Members Staff Members full time Staff Members part time Senior Staff full time Volunteers
Female 82% 100% 50% 100% not collected
Male 18% 0% 50% 0% not collected
Transgender?/Unspecified non-conforming 0% 0% 0% 0% not collected
Individuals decline to state 0% 0% 0% 0% not collected

Self-Identified Race/Ethnicity of Board & Staff

Board Members Staff Members full time Staff Members part time Senior Staff full time Volunteers
Asian/Asian American not collected not collected not collected not collected not collected
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Hispanic/Latino/Latina not collected not collected not collected not collected not collected
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian not collected not collected not collected not collected not collected
White not collected not collected not collected not collected not collected
Multi-racial or multi-ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities) not collected not collected not collected not collected not collected
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Programs

Program: Afghanistan Fast Runner Entrepreneurs (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
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Program Description:

Afghanistan Fast Runner entrepreneurs program, identifies small business owners already in business, with more than 10 employees.    For two-three years, Bpeace provides the Fast Runners with pro-bono consulting so they can expand their businesses and create jobs for their communities.

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Program: El Salvador Fast Runner Entrepreneurs (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
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Program Description:

El Salvador Fast Runner entrepreneurs program, identifies small business owners already in business, with more than 10 employees.  For 18-24 months, Bpeace provides the Fast Runners with pro-bono consulting so they can expand their businesses and create jobs for their communities.

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Program: Guatemala Fast Runner Entrepreneurs (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
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Program Description:

Guatemala Fast Runner entrepreneurs program, identifies small business owners already in business, with more than 10 employees. For 18-24 months, Bpeace provides the Fast Runners with pro-bono consulting so they can expand their businesses and create jobs for their communities.

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Bpeace believes that creating jobs, creates peace.   Bpeace is a non-profit network of business people who volunteer their time and skills to assist brave entrepreneurs in countries with a history of violence and poverty:  Afghanistan, El Salvador and Guatemala.   We have a special interest in women entrepreneurs because their economic advancement is critical to creating and maintaining peace. Every year we conduct an annual census to determine how many jobs the entrepreneurs in our portfolio have created. Every job has a multiplier effect across employees, families, vendors and communities.   Fast Runner entrepreneurs who have been in the Bpeace program for more than a year, average 23% job growth and 34% revenue growth. This is significantly better than the GDP growth in their countries. 41% of our Fast Runners grew full-time jobs by more than 20%. 55% grew full-time jobs by more than 10%. 71% of Fast Runners maintained or grew full-time jobs. 55% grew full-time employment for women.
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