Best Buddies International    

Social Impact Profile ™

Areas of Impact:
Mentoring Services,Advocacy & Human Rights

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).


    Best Buddies Spread the Word

    "Best Buddies Month" is recognized around the world as a time to celebrate Best Buddies’ programs and share its mission. What better way to kick-off March’s month-long celebration than with the “Spread the Word to End the Word” (“STW”) campaign — a joint initiative of Best Buddies and Special Olympics, which champions the use of a new R-word: respect. Read More


    Inclusion Revolution: 23rd Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference

    Best Buddies participants around the world are gearing up for a summer celebration of epic proportions! The “23rd Annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference,” held July 20-23, will kick-off an “Inclusion Revolution” for the 2012-2013 academic year. The conference, expected to be the largest in the history of the organization, will also celebrate its 10-year anniversary on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN. Read More