At CBT Nuggets, we care deeply about making a difference in the global community, and we believe training helps people and organizations thrive. The NuggetLove program translates these values into corporate social responsibility.


How do you build a more sustainable world? One pair of hands at a time. We help the humanitarians who are shoring up local communities across the globe.

The NuggetLove method is simple: We partner with organizations that create self-sustaining communities. That means they do more than just address basic human needs like water, shelter, and sanitation. They also educate people, encourage entrepreneurship, and help stimulate local economies.

Once we find them, we provide targeted financial support and consulting. All strategically focused to help them grow, amplify their impact, and become sustainable themselves.

My organization could use some help.

If we love your work and think you’re a good fit, let’s take it to the next level. You bring the mission. We’ll bring the consultant.

Step 1: Apply
Each year we choose a handful of nonprofits and non-governmental organizations to partner with. Respond to our RFP to see if you might be one of them.

Step 2: Meet your consultant
You’ll work with Shelly Galvin, our Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. She’s amazing — a global fundraiser and nonprofit consultant with experience developing small businesses in Africa and the Middle East.

Step 3: Work with us
We target our temporary consulting services at the areas where humanitarian groups need the most help—capacity development training and financial support for:

  • Resource development
  • Communications
  • Strategy

Who we work with

Current partners

Drop in the BucketHope and SafetyFinemindSt. Vincent de PaulFree Code Camp

Past partners

NashulaiCreate!Eugene Mission

Other NuggetLove initiatives

Our sustainability mission

We believe businesses should leave the world better than they found it. So we joined the UN Global Compact and made a commitment to sustainability. To us, that means more than just donating our used technology (although we do that too). We also use our training expertise to make people and organizations more self-reliant.

Transitioning from military service

Leaving military service for civilian life is a huge transition. We should know—our owner is a U.S. veteran. We’ve helped ease that transition by providing free IT training to more than 9,000 users from every branch of the armed forces through our:

Training for displaced workers

Through our NuggetLove program, we partner with HR teams and unemployment offices to provide free training to individuals affected by layoffs. For more information about training for displaced workers, please email us at

Volunteer with us

Want to make a difference? Our employees sure do. Here are some of the organizations we personally volunteer for. Join us?

  • Technology Association of Oregon
  • McKenzie River Trust
  • Oregon Cancer Foundation
  • Hack for a Cause
  • Food for Lane County
  • 15th Night
  • Relief Nursery
  • NPR
  • Lane United
  • Unbound
  • Honor Flight
  • OSU Master Gardener
  • Adopt-A-School
  • Eugene Mission
  • Many Hopes
  • Boy Scouts
  • American Cancer Society
  • Humane Society
  • Leukemia Lymphoma Society
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Our Revolution
  • Central Oregon Trail Alliance
  • A Family for Every Child
  • Eugene 4J schools
  • Creslane Elementary School
  • Springfield Middle School
  • Marist School
  • Oak Hill School
  • O'Hara Catholic School
  • Wildlife Aid Foundation
  • Hosanna Youth House
  • Burrito Brigade
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
  • University of Oregon
  • Pine Street Inn
  • Hacktown USA
  • Girls in Tech
  • Develop It
  • Women 2.0
  • March of Dimes
  • CASA
  • LCC Business Advisory Committee
  • ACLU
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Adopt-A-Road
  • Red Cross
  • Portland Mission
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • NRDC
  • ACT-SO
  • Best Friends
  • WhiteBird
  • Indivisible Eugene
  • Eugene Faith Center
  • City Club of Eugene
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Volunteers in Medicine
  • Hope and Safety
  • Malala Fund
  • PDX Women in Technology Mentorship Program
  • Experience Oregon Tech
  • Northwest Dog Project

Social Justice Initiative

We believe that everyone deserves equal social, political, and economic rights. CBT Nuggets is proud to support organizations that are committed to social justice causes. To that effect, we’ve established an employee donation matching program to raise awareness and funds for social justice organizations.

We are proud to support the following organizations:

  • Rodale Institute

    Rodale Institute is dedicated to growing the organic movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and consumer education.

  • Native American Rights Fund

    Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund is the oldest and largest nonprofit legal organization that asserts and defends the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide.

  • Beyond Toxics

    Beyond Toxics is a statewide environmental justice organization advancing policies that ensure meaningful participation and cultivating grassroots leadership from Oregon’s frontline and impacted communities.

  • Coalition of Communities of Color

    Coalition of Communities of Color is committed to addressing the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by families, children, and communities.

  • White Bird Clinic / CAHOOTS

    White Bird is a collective environment organized to enable people to gain control of their social, emotional and physical well-being through direct service, education, and community.

  • Is your organization also working to advance social justice initiatives?

    Partner with us

Who we are

Shelly Galvin is CBT Nuggets Chief People Officer. She manages the organization's corporate social responsibility efforts and has worked as a fundraiser and consultant globally with nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs. She also worked on a proposal development and business development team with small companies in Africa and the Middle East competing for USAID project funding. She’s won funding for projects large and small, from a $5,000 campaign for diversity in education training for local teachers to a $300M infrastructure project for USAID West Bank/Gaza. She holds a diploma in Social Innovation from the UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) Executive Training Centre.

Shelly Galvin

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