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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E1: Vu Le, NonprofitAF

The Existential Crisis We Need
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Vu Le of the NonprofitAF blog and formerly Rainer Valley Corps joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for the Season 3 premiere of Pro Bono Perspectives. Recorded the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, Vu and Danielle discuss how the nonprofit sector can and must be bolder in responding to injustices like this. Philanthropy has become the white moderate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gains in Social Responsibility from a Mid-Year Surge Have Been Erased Based on Eighth Annual Conscious Consumer Spending Index

Charitable donations hit rock bottom while being green makes a comeback. Outlook on the world, voting behavior are key indicators for conscious consumerism
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December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The eighth annual Conscious Consumer Spending Index (#CCSIndex) suggests that converging crises and ongoing uncertainty are causing a decline in conscious consumerism and charitable giving.

Back in May, a special release of the #CCSIndex showed that COVID-19 was having a radically positive impact on social responsibility as consumers reversed a three-year slide for a range of “do good” behaviors. But during the regular annual poll, that surge has slowed and purpose-driven behaviors are slipping.

The Difference Great Pro Bono Can Make: How Per Scholas Uses Pro Bono to Do More

Damien Howard, Executive Vice President of Social Ventures at Per Scholas, shares how pro bono has been a key ingredient in their work.
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As the year draws to a close, we’re highlighting some of our favorite pro bono stories of 2020. This profile is a part of our ongoing series on how workforce development organizations in particular are using this valuable resource.

7 Ways to Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

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Americans produce about 25-percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day compared to the rest of the year, according to estimates. However, we can all make small changes to reduce, reuse, and recycle during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Here are seven eco-friendly tips to add sustainability to your Thanksgiving:

Building Resiliency through Pro Bono: A Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Project Guide

While Taproot will never be able to predict what challenge is coming next, we do know that pro bono can help your organization prepare to face it.
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This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is highlighting our collective role in rebuilding our communities through the power of pro bono.

What Small Businesses Really Need to Make a Comeback

By Jenny Flores, Social Impact & Small Business Growth Executive, Wells Fargo
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There’s a myth in the small business world: if you give an entrepreneur enough access to capital, they will succeed. The truth is, access to technical expertise around areas like budgeting, marketing, customer development, and supply chain management can be just as important as financing. In fact, it may be key to the comeback for so many small businesses right now.

Keep Lee County Beautiful Aids in Mangrove Restoration

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in Florida Joins Volunteers to Plant New Mangroves
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Following a maintenance error that resulted in the unpermitted removal of local mangroves, a Florida municipality partnered with Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) to restore the affected area. One year ago, the municipality’s staff was approved to remove mangroves that were impeding a local waterway but unfortunately went beyond the permitted section resulting in a mandate to restore the area.

Keep America Beautiful to Conduct Second Annual Signature 'Plogging' Event on Sun., Sept. 20

Leading Nonprofit Brings TrashDash to Hometown, Offers New Virtual Component; Invites Individuals to Participate in Litter Pickup focused on PPE
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STAMFORD, Conn. (Aug. 17, 2020) /3BL Media/– Join Stamford, Connecticut-based Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, on Sun., Sept. 20 for the second annual Keep America Beautiful TrashDash™ plogging event and fun run.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Partners with Taproot Foundation to Launch Online Volunteering Platform

Pro bono service opportunities on Taproot Plus will be open to Louisiana residents and organizations
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BATON ROUGE, July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is partnering with Taproot Foundation, a leader in pro bono volunteer service, to launch the state’s first dedicated platform for virtual pro bono volunteering. Through this platform, Louisiana’s nonprofits can connect with individual volunteers who have business expertise in areas where they are seeking assistance.

U.S. Pro Bono Summit Virtual Series Webinar | Rebuilding Our Communities: Workforce Development

Taproot Foundation brings together panelists on June 17 to explore how pro bono can support Workforce Development organizations in the wake of the current crisis.
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A record 30+ million individuals have filed for unemployment in recent months. Organizations in the workforce development field across the country are experiencing an exponential increase in demand, pushing them to the forefront in this changing world of work.

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