By Alison Vultaggio, Associate Director, Corporate Leadership, CECP
Pro Bono service has been a cornerstone of corporate volunteerism for decades. As the kids would say, it’s the “OG” of skills based volunteerism.
As companies continue to refine their corporate responsibility strategies to 1. align more closely with business goals and 2. enhance the impact of the nonprofit organizations they support, pro bono service has shone stronger than ever as a win-win-win opportunity for the business, its employees and the communities they and their nonprofit partners serve.
A Panel Conversation Exploring the Connection between Pro Bono Service and the Evolving Field of Inclusion on Thurs, October 24
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For decades, companies have been tapping into the power of pro bono service to accelerate talent development and engage employees while lifting up the communities where they live and work. Now, as corporate leaders are looking for innovative inclusive experiences, how can pro bono work further enhance inclusion and diversity efforts?
By Lindsay Firestone Gruber, President & CEO of Taproot Foundation
Every year, Pro Bono Week serves as an amazing opportunity for those of us in this field to come together with a strong, collective voice and shine a light on the impact and importance of pro bono service. And never has the need for pro bono been more apparent. Nonprofits and other social good organizations are confronted daily with the challenge of meeting the increasing demand of critical social issues amidst declining charitable giving.
This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is spotlighting nonprofits, business professionals, and companies who are playing key roles in bringing the impact of pro bono to life in communities around the globe.
Pro Bono Experiences Catalyze Vertical Talent Development
Heat forms, forges, and strengthens that which it does not burn—it’s the ultimate metaphor for an effective form of leadership development. Similarly, manufactured heat experiences that draw employees out of their comfort zone can increase their ability to absorb information, react quickly and decisively, and thrive in increasingly complex global environments.
Taproot’s campaign supported in part by American Express, Deloitte, and Prudential Financial
NEW YORK, October 14, 2019 / 3BL Media / – The pro bono movement is an ecosystem, a true community supporting a community. And each role in this ecosystem is vital in bringing the impact to life—from the nonprofit professionals on the frontlines fighting for those they serve to the business professionals and companies who are investing in their communities by working to strengthen the organizations that serve them.
October 9, 2019 / 3BL Media / - In the lead up to Pro Bono Week 2019, Taproot Foundation announces that the average hourly value of pro bono service in 2019 has increased to $195, up 30% over the 2015 valuation. The $195 valuation defines the average per hour value of time donated by business professionals to nonprofit organizations through pro bono services, including expertise in areas like marketing, strategic planning, HR, technology, and finance.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott has made clear: the new economy is here, and it’s open for business to everyone. No one can be left behind.
Regardless of where in the world you find yourself, regardless of the place where you start, opportunity can be open for all in the digital economy. But it requires skills to be successful, and while they don’t pretend to know or have all the answers, SAP’s cross-enterprise approach to building opportunity, inclusively and sustainably, is an example of an integrated strategy that benefits the business and all of its stakeholders.
Five skills necessary to survive in the 4th industrial revolution
It’s fair to say that a majority of jobs in industrialized economies today require some proficiency in Microsoft Office and other elementary computer skills. However, don’t be surprised when the next job description you see includes creativity or high emotional intelligence leading the list of required skills.
If you work at a nonprofit, you probably find yourself putting off projects and plans due to shortages in budget or in-house expertise. With the support of Taproot volunteers donating their professional skills, you can make those blue-sky plans a reality.