Human Resources CSR News

Small Businesses Need Pro Bono Too

By Catherine Ward, Taproot Foundation

Small businesses are the leading driver of job creation in the U.S. While this is an impressive fact, many entrepreneurs with plans to grow their businesses struggle to access the resources they need to expand and add new jobs to their payroll. What if businesses like these had access to pro bono services?  

Women in CSR: Cathy Benko, Deloitte LLP


TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

Cathy Benko: Vice chairman and managing principal, Deloitte LLP. I hold dual roles, leading Deloitte LLP’s citizenship efforts and as a talent marketplace game-changer for Deloitte Consulting LLP. These positions tap into skills honed in prior roles including chief talent officer, lead client service partner, high technology industry sector leader, and national managing director of Deloitte’s award-winning Women’s Initiative.

Stone Soup Films for Pro Bono Week 2013

By Liz Norton

In honor of Pro bono Week 2013 everyone at Stone Soup Films rallied and in short order did what we do best: harness the power of our awesome skilled volunteers to produce and donate a film to a worthy organization.  In this case, though, we made a pro bono film about Pro bono Week highlighting the range of pro bono services that benefit local nonprofits. How meta is that.

The Kresge Foundation Awards Taproot Foundation a $100,000 Challenge Grant Toward the Development of the Online Pro Bono Marketplace

Press Release

October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation announces that The Kresge Foundation has approved a challenge grant of $100,000 continue  support  of Taproot in the development of pro bono resources within the nonprofit sector. The Kresge Foundation, which boasts 85 years of experience building the nation’s nonprofit infrastructure, is a strategic thought leader and grant maker.  By awarding Taproot a challenge grant towards the expansion of its digital resources, Kresge has signified its view that Taproot plays a critical role in building the nonprofit sector.

Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge becoming national day (and night and morning-after) of pro bono community service benefiting nonprofits

Press Release

Minneapolis, October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge will occur simultaneously in the three cities – Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis – in March 2014, to perform pro bono service for nonprofit organizations in those communities. The Nerdery has committed to doing its 24-hour hackathon in communities where its Nerds (Nerdery staff) live and work.

Source Intelligence Introduces LiveChat

Do you have supply chain compliance questions that need answers fast?

To help companies with burring questions about any number of supply chain compliance issues, Source Intelligence has implemented LiveChat on their website. The chat can be enabled at any time on and offers real-time transmission of messages from an expert for free.  The chat creates a one-on-one feel similar to a spoken conversation, which separates it from forums and emails.

Hilton Worldwide Completes Over 2,400 Volunteer Projects During Global Week of Service

Press Release

McLean, VA, October 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ Hilton Worldwide celebrated the company’s annual volunteer campaign completing more than 2,400 volunteer projects in over 700 cities in 72 countries throughout the month of October. Now in its second year, Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service event which recognizes the company’s service and volunteer culture and strengthens the communities Hilton Worldwide serves.

Pro Bono Day NYC Top Five

Guest Post by Miriam Young, NPower Community Corps

We had a great time on Wednesday celebrating Pro Bono Day NYC, hosted at the Social Centre for Innovation as part of Pro Bono Week 2013Taproot Foundation and desigNYC organized the event with sponsorship from Citi Foundation

Implementing Your Social Responsibility Goals Just Got Easier


When it comes to achieving your social responsibility goals, most companies are not aware of the value of partnering with a federation.  Frankly, that is because no one knows what a ‘federation’ is.  When I asked my husband what he knew about the word ‘federation’ his response was, “Am I a nerd for thinking of Star Trek?” (If you thought the same thing – no, that does not make you a nerd.) 

A Woman's Work: Powering Up in the MENA Region


GE sponsors the Women Powering Work program to bring about innovations for economic equality in the MENA region.


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