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SocialCoding4Good Celebrates Global Pro Bono Week with New Opportunities for Technical Professionals
Press Release

Palo Alto, California, October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- This is an extraordinary time to be focused on technology in the service of social good. New apps and tools are being developed every day to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges, from education and environment to health and poverty. We’re thrilled to see so much energy and creativity being dedicated to this “technology-for-good” global movement, especially during pioneering events like Taproot Foundation’s Pro Bono Week!

Taproot Foundation Announces Pro Bono Hall of Fame Inductee Evan Hochberg

Taproot honors Evan Hochberg, a critical architect of the pro bono marketplace, for his contributions to the movement
Press Release

October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - To close out it's Pro Bono Week 2013 Campaign, Taproot Foundation is proud to induct seminal leader Evan Hochberg into the Pro Bono Hall of Fame. Thanks, Evan, for your leadership in pioneering the global pro bono marketplace.

Taproot Foundation Announces Pro Bono Hall of Fame Inductee Mitch Kapor

Taproot Foundation honors tech entrepreneur and social innovator Mitch Kapor for trail blazing the pro bono ethic
Press Release

October 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation continues the Pro Bono Week 2013 campaign with the 3rd announcement of the inaugural Pro Bono Hall of Fame - Mitch Kapor. 

NPower Joins Taproot Foundation in Celebration of Pro Bono Week 2013

Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - NPower is celebrating Pro Bono Week by announcing a pilot of a new pro bono resource called Tech Consult.  NPower’s volunteer program, The Community Corps, builds the tech capacity of nonprofits and schools by connecting organizations to skilled volunteers from the tech community.  Tech Consult is a new service that will allow nonprofits and schools nationwide to schedule free consulting calls with technology professionals.   Nonprofits or schools interested in being considered for the pilot should

Taproot Foundation Executive Director Rob Acton Kicks Off Kansas City's Nonprofit Solutions Conference

October 21-22, 2013; Kansas City Convention Center
Press Release

Kansas City, Mo., October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Nonprofit Solutions Conference is the region’s largest nonprofit industry conference where nearly 400 nonprofit staff and board members, civic leaders, funders and businesses gather to network, learn and grow.  The two-day conference (October 21 & 22, 2013) provides opportunities for sharing innovative ideas, understanding issues specific to the sector and exploring new trends in nonprofit leadership, as well as networking and creating professional connections.

New York City Celebrates Pro Bono Day on October 23rd

Press Release

October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation and DesigNYC, Taproot Foundation announces the upcoming “Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose” event on Wednesday, October 23rd during National Pro Bono Week (Oct 21st – 26th). Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation, Pro Bono Day NYC will bring together nonprofits, volunteers, pro bono providers and strategic partners for a day-long series of events and workshops highlighting the thriving pro bono movement in New York City.

Major Private Sector Commitment to Pro Bono is a Landmark Win for the Movement

Deloitte joins with Taproot Foundation to celebrate Pro Bono Week 2013
Press Release

October 16, 2015 /3BL Media/  - Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit connecting business professionals in pro bono service to organizations working towards social good, and Deloitte, a leading professional services organization, are joining forces once again to drive the pro bono marketplace forward. Deloitte recently announced an expanded commitment to providing $110 million in pro bono services to nonprofits by 2015, and has signed on with Taproot as a sponsor of Pro Bono Week 2013 to help inspire others to follow suit.

Taproot Foundation to Host Inaugural Pro Bono Awards Gala during Pro Bono Week 2013

Press Release

October 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - On Thursday, October 24, 2013, Taproot Foundation will host its inaugural Pro Bono Awards Gala at the Mars Gallery (1139 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL). This event will bring together leaders, advocates and practitioners in Chicago’s pro bono arena and will celebrate the accomplishments of two pro bono heroes: local nonprofit The Cara Program and Taproot pro bono consultant Anna Miller.

McKinsey Study Demonstrates Nonprofit Leaders Need Access to Pro Bono

Blog

A McKinsey study of 196 C-suite nonprofit leaders released this month explored today's state of leadership in the social sector to uncover what leaders need to succeed.  The study found that two primary barriers preventing nonprofit leaders from securing the resources they need include:

·         A lack of understanding on how to find the right resources; and

·         A feeling that the right resources are inaccessible because they are too expensive.

Taproot Foundation DC Launches First Annual Pro Bono Week

Taproot Foundation DC offering $100,000 in pro bono marketing expertise to area nonprofits October 20-26, 2013
Press Release

October 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the people who volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal services, HR, strategy and IT to support nonprofits.  Inspired by the American Bar Association, Taproot Foundation works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year in the third week of October.

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