#GivingTuesday is About Time and Talent Too

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#GivingTuesday is About Time and Talent Too

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

It’s #GivingTuesday, and we’re excited.

We’re excited for all the usual reasons: good nonprofits getting attention; people giving back; holiday cheer meaning more than Cyber Monday deals; and hey, it’s December 2 and not yet sleeting in New York! (At least not until this afternoon.)

But this year, we’re also excited because giving means more than money, to more people. #GivingTuesday and Taproot have partnered closely to expand the definition of giving to include donation of professional skills. See Taproot’s short toolkit on pro bono service in their set of helpful resources.

And Billion + Change, which works to transform business culture by encouraging all companies to give back with pro bono service, also released a toolkit (developed with Blackbaud and Riggs Partners) specifically for small businesses, which make up 49% of the US workforce and can make a big difference with pro bono.

I know all the pro bono junkies out there love this just as much as Taproot does! Cheers to a holiday season kickoff that celebrates the donation of time and talent as much as money. And if you’re looking for a way to connect to pro bono, check out Taproot+, where we’re making it even easier to give or to get high-quality pro bono service. 

Read this story on the Taproot Foundation website

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