Articles by Bryan Breckenridge

05 May 2017 · by Bryan Breckenridge
One night back in January, I got this email from our VP of Marketing Lauren Vaccarello: Hey Bryan,I want to do something to preemptively raise money to cover contraception for the women who may lose access to free birth control. How do we do it? Should we reach out to Planned Parenthood about this?...
15 Mar 2017 · by Bryan Breckenridge
Ten years ago, Tencia found herself in a perilous situation. After her husband’s sudden death, she was left to provide for three young boys on her own. Tencia turned to baking bread — a perfect combination of maize flour, bananas, salt and water learned from her grandmother — as a means of survival...
07 Oct 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
We live in a world of increasingly bad weather. Rising tides, threatening cities. Warming oceans, creating more frequent and more dangerous cyclones. And, as the category four storm bearing down on Florida attests, hurricanes that are only getting stronger. It’s an entirely different era. It’s not...
08 Sep 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
The frequency, severity and cost of natural disasters and other crisis is elevating as time progresses. More than ever, the humanitarian agencies responsible for helping people during crisis require: better human-to-human collaboration and sate-of-the-art information sharing infrastructure to...
24 Aug 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
Every year, the ASPCA does incredible work to improve the lives of animals. We are incredibly honored and excited to work with them to help drive increased flexibility and greater on-the-go access to the information needed to support their work.  We sat down with VP of IT, Nada O'Neal, to hear...
27 May 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
It’s Box.org's 2nd birthday! To celebrate, we’re looking back at how we’ve enabled nonprofit access, innovation and impact through our three focus areas: tech, employee time and treasure, and teamwork. Box.org structures its work for nonprofits in these three overlapping pillars that we pursue with...
20 May 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
This spring, a group of dedicated Box volunteers joined together in Siem Reap, Cambodia to implement a special project with a powerful mission: provide 800 students and 45 teachers and staff of the Cambodian nonprofit Journeys Within Our Communities (JWOC) with digital resources to strengthen the...
26 Jan 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
One of the most amazing aspects of technology is the ability to connect to people all around the world. With services like cloud collaboration, companies are able to mobilize a global workforce, right from home. This is particularly important for companies like Biblica, the only worldwide publisher...
21 Jan 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
In our increasingly connected world, technology has a profound ability to serve communities the world over. After Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, virtual portals were set up to hold sensitive data for disaster relief efforts, donate-by-text options supported recovery efforts ...
13 Nov 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
We recently met up with with Peter Ransom, Group CTO of Oxfam and learned about his team's decision to deploy Box across all 17 of Oxfam's federated global entities - their first ever system deployment across the entire organization. Their story is a fascinating example of how a highly distributed...
28 Sep 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
Today, we are incredibly excited to share that Box.org has become a supporting member of the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) Commitments to Action, in the area of disaster relief innovation. By pledging this commitment – a defining feature of CGI – Box.org will dedicate time, volunteer resources...
10 Aug 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
As Executive Director of Box.org, for the past fifteen months I’ve spoken with hundreds of nonprofits about digital transformation and content management. I’ve met orgs of all sizes, from small nonprofits like GrowMyFuture.org that are looking to hire their first staff member, to the World Bank...
07 Aug 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
I love to see cross-sector partners unite and generate tangible positive social impact. I recently had the pleasure guiding and participating in a pilot workshop that brought Box and IBM employees together in classrooms to teach 25 young people in the Year Up Bay Area program project management...
28 May 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
Today is Box.org's first birthday! We're proud of the progress we've made this year in our mission to empower nonprofit innovation and success. When Box.org launched a year ago, about 1000 nonprofits were using Box. We didn't yet donate or discount access to Box for nonprofits or have other...
07 May 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
For over ten years, Box has helped organizations of all sizes do more with the information they create, collect and share. One of them, a nonprofit called the Center for Sustainable Energy, (CSE) operates across the clean energy spectrum, from boots-on-the-ground applications and market development...
27 Apr 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
On the Box.org team, we were excited to see so many amazing developers assembled at Box Dev 2015 last week in San Francisco. We were especially inspired that so many Box Dev guests wanted to help nonprofits innovate and succeed using technology! There were four aspects of the event that benefited...
23 Mar 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
Last week I was in Austin for SXSW Interactive. The event felt to me like Mardi Gras, a business tech conference, Woodstock and a World Fair all rolled together in the already-eclectic town of Austin, TX. During the week, Box.org co-sponsored a nonprofit lounge and spoke on panels while Box...
06 Mar 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
We're gearing up for a busy spring here at Box.org, with new events, partnerships, and ways to connect with the team all in the pipeline. Below are a few recent highlights, as well as places to find us in the coming months. Box.org at NTC 2015 The 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference is well...
24 Aug 2014 · by Bryan Breckenridge
At Box, we want to ensure that access to technology is not a hurdle for organizations committed to helping others. Recently, we announced Box.org, an initiative focused on empowering global nonprofits — like Kiva, the International Rescue Committee and the UN Foundation — to achieve their missions...