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Taproot Foundation DC supports GiveBack DC (GBDC) in preparation of Pro Bono Week October 20-26, 2013

Press Release

Washington, DC, October 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  With two weeks until Pro Bono Week 2013, Taproot Foundation DC is kicking things off with an appearance at GiveBack DC (GBDC) on October 8, 2013 at 1776.   Program Manager Omolola Adele-Oso will speak at GBDC about DC plans for Pro Bono Week, and encourage local creative web individuals to volunteer for the Pro Bono Campfire on October 22. 

Why Hackathons Just Can't Hack it Anymore

"We have a lot of data, but we have no idea what we should do with it."

This is a common sentiment among organizations who are working to make the world a better place. And it would be all too easy to think that a weekend hackathon can solve everything. But data scientists can do much, much more.

Quarterback to Wave the Pro Bono Flag for MBAs

Social Enterprise Quarterback to Celebrate Global Pro Bono Week
Press Release

October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Quarterback, a social enterprise startup driving mutual advancement among nonprofits and MBAs, announces its participation in global Pro Bono Week from October 20-26, 2013.  Founded in 2012, Quarterback offers a groundbreak­­ing professional development and social impact program designed for the world’s top MBA candidates.  “Our focus on the future leaders of the business world gives us a unique opportunity to activate and empower the pro bono ethic early in professionals’ careers,”

Stone Soup Films Joins Taproot in Pro Bono Week 2013 Campaign

Press Release

Stone Soup Films, a Washington DC nonprofit film cooperative, announces its participation in Pro Bono Week from October 20-26, 2013. Taproot Foundation is convening intermediary partners around Pro Bono Week to celebrate and activate pro bono service across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Stone Soup Films is the only nonprofit production company in the country that harnesses volunteer film and television professionals to create short promotional documentaries free of charge to worthy organizations.

Pro Bono Week Event: Creatives Give Back

Catchafire enlists partners to drive creative pro bono opportunities in NYC
Press Release

September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of Pro Bono Week, Catchafire partnered with General Assembly, NYC Digital and Made in NY Media Center  to host an event exploring creative pro bono opportunities in New York City.

Arts and Business Council of Chicago Celebrates IBM's Commitment to Pro Bono Service

Press Release

September 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of National Pro Bono Week, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is showcasing its long term partnership with IBM, a global leader in innovation and service.  On Friday, October 25, IBM will host a panel of employees who have participated in A&BC’s pro bono management consulting program, Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA), to share their experience and to inspire other IBM employees to get involved.  

Fourteen Marketing Organizations To Hold CreateAthon® Events During Pro Bono Week 2013

Press Release

COLUMBIA, SC, September 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Fourteen marketing organizations in the US and Canada will host CreateAthon events during Pro Bono Week, October 20-26. The week is a global celebration of skills-based volunteerism and the impact it can have on the social sector.

GlaxoSmithKline Combines Social Impact and Professional Development

By Caroline McDermott, Senior Associate Consultant, Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation

GlaxoSmithKline’s Emerging Talent Program sought an experiential learning opportunity for the future leaders of the pharmaceutical company, and saw a perfect fit in the ScopeAthon. The ScopeAthon matches business professionals with nonprofit leaders in an intensive, three-hour diagnostic session to articulate one organizational challenge facing the nonprofit, brainstorm solutions, and develop a scope of work for a project that addresses that need.

Using Your Voice to Create Change

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

by Cameka Crawford

On Aug. 28, 1963, a quarter of a million people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C. The group marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial for equality, in what was at the time the largest demonstration in the history of the nation’s capital. 

Volunteer Efforts Offer New Hope


Dave Yadav tells a compelling story about why he joined nine Enbridge colleagues on an expedition to rural Peru. They volunteered for two weeks on an Enbridge volunteer assignment with energy4everyone Foundation (e4e) and partner organization, Light Up The World (LUTW).

“It wasn’t a vacation, by any stretch,” says Dave, a world traveller and part of the Training and Development group at Enbridge.


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