Liz Hamburg, President and CEO, Taproot Foundation, Speaking at Skoll World Forum, Oxford, UK

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Liz Hamburg, President and CEO, Taproot Foundation, Speaking at Skoll World Forum, Oxford, UK

Session: Wednesday, April 15th: Leveraging Time and Talent for Social Impact
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Is your org fully resourced? See @taprootfound CEO at #SkollWF connecting #socialentrepreneurship with #probono.


April 7th, 2015 -- Liz Hamburg, President and CEO, Taproot Foundation will be speaking at Skoll World Forum, Oxford, England on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015. Liz will address how pro bono service can help fill resource gaps often faced by social change organizations. 

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:30am

“Stop the Funding: Social Sector is Fully Resourced.” Until we see this headline across international newsfeeds, social change organizations should consider this simple Latin phrase to help them move their missions forward — “pro bono.”

Post-revolutionary Egypt, fast-growing China, Slovakia, Hungary, Singapore, Canada, India, Germany, and the U.S. – each a different culture facing its own set of social challenges that NGOs and social entrepreneurs are driven to solve. If we can’t expect to see these organizations be fully-resourced financially, how can we expect them to thrive?

The increasing adoption of high-impact pro bono service around the globe is an innovative solution to this problem. “Pro bono publico” is a Latin term meaning, “for the public good.” Over the past 14 years, the Taproot Foundation has been working to broaden its application beyond legal services to other professional skills – marketing, finance, HR, IT, and more.

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