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Virtual Support From an Army of Skilled Volunteers

Taproot Foundation’s pro bono services available in the UK, EU, and India!
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If you work at a charity or NGO, you probably find yourself putting off projects and plans due to a lack of budget or in-house expertise. With the support of Taproot Plus volunteers donating their professional marketing, technology, strategy, HR, and finance skills for free, you can make those plans a reality. 

Within Our Reach - Equitable Local Economies Through Action and Investment

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by Sydney England, of LOCUS Impact Investing 

The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.

Common Impact Connections: Supporting Our Communities During COVID-19

How to leverage virtual service and disaster resiliency to safely continue your skills-based volunteering
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Last month, Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly shared a clear call to action: “Now is the time to plan and adapt, not pull back." Since then, our team has been working with Danielle to accelerate and expand our virtual skills-based volunteer models for companies and design resiliency-focused needs assessment and project scoping tools for nonprofits. We've created some first-look resources your team can use to help navigate skills-based volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Capacity Commons: Scaling Pro Bono in the Social Sector

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Skills-based volunteering offers a transformative opportunity for organizations with capacity needs with over 70% of nonprofits reporting that pro bono service would enable them to increase their impact. Skills-based volunteering connects social sector organizations to the expertise they need to address deficits in core, yet under-resourced business functions such as IT, HR, finance and marketing.

The Capacity Commons

Leverage Online Tools to Engage Pro Bono Resources and Build Capacity for Your Organization
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The social sector capacity gap is real. There are more than 1.6 million nonprofits operating across the United States alone, making up 10 percent of the national workforce and engaging an estimated 63 million volunteers. As critical as these organizations are to our economic and social fabric, they often face a challenging funding environment to support critical infrastructure and growth needs, with few options to build them.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Greenlee County, Arizona Community Investment Fund Awards $300,000 in Grants

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The Greenlee County Community Investment Fund (CIF) recently selected the recipients and awarded grants totaling $300,000 to local communities and non-profit organizations.

The Greenlee County CIF is overseen by a committee of community leaders assembled by the Freeport-McMoRan Community Partnership Panel, to identify and address community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation.

Do More With Less: Tap Into Pro Bono Support

Tackle your organization’s biggest challenges with help from Taproot Foundation
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Don’t put off your nonprofit’s next big project because of a tight budget! With support from passionate volunteers skilled in marketing, strategy, finance and more, you can make those plans happen while keeping costs low.

Foundation Center and PYXERA Global Partner on the Webinar: How Pro Bono Can Help Fuel Your Mission

PYXERA Global’s Chief Program Officer, Amanda MacArthur, will lead a webinar hosted by the Foundation Center on how to leverage pro bono for mission driven organizations
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2018 /3BL Media/  Join Amanda MacArthur, Chief Program Officer of PYXERA Global, Thursday June 28, at 2:00 p.m. EST for the webinar How Pro Bon Can Help Fuel Your Mission, produced by the Foundation Center. Register here and get real tools to support any NGO as it identifies its pro bono needs.

Freeport-McMoRan Invests in Skills Development for Indigenous Fish Industry Workers

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May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), a Freeport-McMoRan company, has an extensive Community Economic Development program in the region where it operates in Papua, Indonesia.

Mangrove crabs (Scylla serrata) commonly called ‘Karaka’ by locals in the coastal Mimika Regency of Papua, Indonesia, is a coastal fishery commodity. Karaka are large and meaty crabs, and are an economically important species of crab that are found in estuaries and mangroves.

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