How Companies Can Help Nonprofits Succeed Through Pro Bono

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How Companies Can Help Nonprofits Succeed Through Pro Bono

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 5:30pm

The promise of pro bono is that skilled volunteers can lend their expertise to nonprofits thus reducing barriers to effectiveness. The problem is that accepting a pro bono volunteer is not necessarily easy for a nonprofit nor cost free. According to a survey of more than 1,400 nonprofits, the major challenge of engaging in a pro bono project is the time the project consumes for an already overworked staff.

LBG Associates wanted to explore the challenges associated with pro bono and the solutions nonprofits have devised or imagine. The resulting report, “Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand: Challenges and Solutions from the Nonprofit Point of View,” was released at the Points of Light conference in October.  

In this guest blog post, Linda B. Gornitsky, President, LBG Associates, shares insights from that report and explains how businesses can help nonprofits face their top pro bono challenges. 

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