We all know that skills-based volunteering is a great idea for companies, its people and, most importantly, the nonprofits that deliver critical services every day to our communities. Still, whether you’re excited to bring a skills-based volunteer program to your company, become a skills-based volunteer yourself or find professionals to help move your nonprofit organization to the next stage, it can be hard to figure out how to take that first step in making SBV a truly effective resource for you!
Do you wish you could hear from the experts as you manage and scale your employee engagement and citizenship programs? Now you can! The latest trends in corporate volunteering are now at your fingertips and on video with Points of Light’s Corporate Video Lecture Series.
We are going back to our roots this week and talking about our raison d’être: skills-based volunteering. Common Impact has been in this line of work for fifteen years and in that time we’ve seen a true evolution in corporations’ and nonprofits’ understanding of pro bono work. We’re thrilled to see both sides coming around to the bottom line benefits of skills-based volunteer engagements and we’re excited by the innovative new variations on the skills-based model that are cropping up each day.
We’re just coming off the holiday weekend, during which we celebrated all that makes our country great. Among those things to celebrate is the exciting work being done across America to align the complementary interests of business and society to strengthen the communities in which we live and work. But before we pat ourselves on the back and declare the CSR Revolution won, we have a few more battles to fight, a few more separatists to convert, and a few more structures to dismantle.
LinkedIn reports that there are 6 million professionals who say they want to use their business skills for social good, but only 50,000 pro bono opportunities have been posted by social change organizations.
Last week The Taproot Foundation convened 65 leaders of the pro bono movement in Chicago for the 3rd annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit. This invitation-only gathering included senior leaders from both the corporate and nonprofit sector whose programs connect nonprofits with business professionals with critical resources via pro bono consulting.
Most complete survey of societal engagement at 271 companies finds stable giving rates, strengthening business case for community investment
NEW YORK, NY, June 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - CECP, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers survey that companies utilized their core business to invest in communities, with 56 percent of companies increasing total giving from 2012 to 2014. While there were increases for a majority of companies on an individual basis, giving
Engineers, marketers, software developers and other highly skilled professionals are lending their know-how as pro bono volunteers to help nonprofits achieve their missions – with the blessing of the companies that employ them.
June 2-4: Leaders in the pro bono movement from the private and nonprofit sectors convene to share innovations, best practices, and challenges in delivering high-quality pro bono and skills-based service to thousands of nonprofit organizations nationwide.
June 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Taproot Foundation brings together over 70 leaders of the pro bono movement this week in Chicago for the 3rd annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit. This invitation-only gathering includes senior leaders from both corporate and nonprofit sector programs who connect nonprofits with business professionals to deliver critical resources, pro bono.