Meet the 2013 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Speakers: Aaron Hurst

Mar 21, 2013 7:00 AM ET

On May 16-17, 2013 VolunteerMatch will gather its corporate clients for a day and a half of learning, sharing and networking. The 2013 VolunteerMatch Client Summit will feature several sessions led by corporate social responsibility (CSR) thought leaders. In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to each of the speakers and what they’ll discuss at the Summit.

Name: Aaron Hurst

Title/Organization: President & Founder
Organization: Taproot Foundation
Best Practice Cafe Topic: “Aaron & Erin Challenge You to Take on Pro Bono!”

While it’s true that no two pro bono programs are the same, there are a lot of similarities when developing, executing and measuring pro bono in a corporate environment.

This year VolunteerMatch Client Summit participants will hear from Taproot Foundation’s Founder and Pro Bono authority Aaron Hurst in an interview with corporate pro bono enthusiast Erin Dieterich. Since 2010, Erin has successfully launched pro bono programs at two different corporations, NetSuite and Discovery Communications.

Follow along on the VolunteerMatch blog for CSR,, to get insight and best practices into how to launch or redefine pro bono at your company. Learn about the challenges of launching a global or local program, the many models of pro bono and learn why Aaron and Erin LOVE pro bono.

About Aaron Hurst:

Aaron Hurst is a widely recognized social entrepreneur and authority on social innovation and public private partnerships. He is the founder of the Taproot Foundation – a nonprofit organization building a national pro bono marketplace and leading the global service movement – and the Slater Institute, a new social venture. A member of the Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, Aaron is widely known for his thought-leadership and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post,  Stanford Social Innovation Review and LinkedIn. He is the co-author of the children’s book, Mommy & Daddy Do It Pro Bono and Powered by Pro Bono and the forthcoming “Purpose Economy.”  Aaron currently sits on the board of BoardSource and on the International Advisory Board of Directors of CiYuan, a three-year initiative to increase social investment in China.

This year’s event is generously supported by JetBlue, New York University, Newell Rubbermaid and 3BL Media.

Photo: Caroline Schiff Photography


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