Pro Bono Week 2014

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Pro Bono Week 2014

Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Every year, thousands of people volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal services, HR, strategy and IT to support nonprofits. Inspired by the American Bar Association, Taproot Foundation works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year during the third week of October.

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Connecting Business Talent to Nonprofit Need, Pro Bono Style
A year and a half ago, the two of us sat together in a diner in Queens, New York – just across the Hudson River from Manhattan – imagining over cups of coffee what a robust and impactful pro bono and skill-based volunteer marketplace in our region would look like. What would happen if we brought together – in one place, on one day – New York City’s nonprofit leaders, skilled...
Nov 19, 2014 8:40 AM ET
Nonprofits, Professionals Show Increased Interest in Pro Bono Services
New York, N.Y., November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The second annual Pro Bono Day NYC 2014: Connecting Passion with Purpose, convened by Taproot Foundation and supported by the Citi Foundation, drew record crowds, with 500 individuals attending. This represents nearly triple the crowd from the inaugural Pro Bono Day NYC in 2013 and indicates a growing interest in pro bono services from...
Nov 18, 2014 8:45 AM ET
Flaunt Your Volunteer Experience
Long-term volunteer service shows your commitment and passion to potential employers and often your dedication can connect you with a job. LinkedIn offers an easy way to showcase your volunteer experiences. List your volunteer projects and skills used in the “Volunteering Experience & Causes” section and mention your service with pro bono agencies. When out of work, volunteering can...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30 PM ET
Taproot Celebrates Deloitte's Partnership this Pro Bono Week
Pro bono as a non-legal resource? Fifteen years ago, only a few had ever considered how business professionals could use their diverse talents to support organizations working for social good. Marketing pro bono, strategy pro bono, IT pro bono: these were radical ideas to many companies in 2001, when the Taproot Foundation first began its work to lead, engage, and inspire business...
Oct 24, 2014 11:30 AM ET
Volunteers of Legal Service Celebrates Pro Bono Week
October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “[Pro bono legal assistance] allowed me to jump-start the business, and avoid the pitfalls that a lot of companies in the early stages can fall in. [The volunteer lawyers] were incredibly helpful in creating a contract with my factory that I was confident in and protected by—all which helped us scale.” – Loren Brill, Founder, Sweet Loren’s...
Oct 23, 2014 2:00 PM ET