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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.

Capital One to Leverage Signature OneWeek Campaign in Support of the Pro Bono Service Movement

Capital One sponsors Pro Bono Week 2013 in partnership with Taproot Foundation
Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation will host its 4th annual OneWeek national community service initiative coinciding with National Pro Bono Week 2013, from October 21-27. Building on the company’s strong tradition of employee volunteerism, Capital One associates will volunteer with hundreds of nonprofit organizations through projects designed to help address economic and social needs of the communities where they live and work. 

Pedigree® And Whiskas® Launch This Year's Charity Campaign For World Animal Day In Poland

Mars Petcare brands, Pedigree and Whiskas have been celebrating World Animal Day in Poland for over a decade, and for many of those years they have delivered a string of successful charity campaigns.
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Together with customers and consumers, Pedigree and Whiskas have donated over 7 million meals for pets in 21 shelters across Poland.

The objective of the latest World Animal Day "Buy & Help” campaign, was to raise awareness of how homeless animals living in shelters need help, and to highlight the exceptional relationships that humans and pets can have. In Poland, there are around 100,000 animals in shelters and they are often underfed, so without the help of campaign's like this one it is unlikely they would be able to survive the winter.

Watch Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller’s presentation from Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium This Wednesday


On Wednesday, October 23rd at 10am PDT, Source Intelligence’s virtual conflict minerals symposium series will feature Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller and their presentation entitled, “Section 1502: Perspectives from the U.S. GAO”.

Sustainability Is The Bottom Line

Sara Kendall, VP corporate affairs and sustainability, shares her first column in the Environmental Law Institute's "The Environmental Forum"

This article is reprinted by permission from The Environmental Forum®, Nov./Dec. 2013.
Copyright © 2013, Environmental Law Institute®, Washington, D.C. www.eli.org.

Pro Bono Week Plans in DC to Generate $100,000 in Pro Bono Services to Area Nonprofits

Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During this week, Taproot DC and its partners will host a variety of events to educate Washington, DC area nonprofits about strengthen their organizational infrastructure with pro bono consultations.  Mayor Vincent Gray of DC has issued a proclamation officially naming October 20 to 26, 2013 as Pro Bono Week in the District. 

Choosing Who Gets Clean Water: My Vetting Process

Kirsten McKnight on the Project Supply Process

My job at NativeEnergy is to vet new projects, particularly forestry and clean water projects. I work closely with NGOs and small businesses trying to make a difference here in the US and in Kenya, Ghana, Honduras, Tanzania, and beyond.

Lately I have spent most of my time on our water projects, and everywhere, the stories are strikingly similar:

“The people are rural and poor. The government had set goals to get them access to clean water but only 20% of the population has access.”

Taproot and Out Cold Marketing Pro Bono Bus Tour Hits Chicago

Press Release

October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - From October 21-25, a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Bus will be touring the streets of Chicago. In partnership with a campaign donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, the Taproot-branded Volkswagen Bus will be raising awareness around volunteerism during Pro Bono Week.


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