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.
NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley Foundation today announced $1 million in grants to local food banks in 24 cities across 17 states to support hunger-relief programs that deliver nutritious meals to children and families. Over the past three years, this specific grant program has awarded more than $4 million from the Firm to help launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs.
Integrating pro bono into leadership development initiatives multiplies the impact of a company’s talent investment
As expectations for socially responsible business continue to increase around the world, corporations are looking to diversify their portfolio of support beyond traditional cash contributions and low impact volunteering. One such way is through corporate pro bono programs. Most of these programs are run by a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department, however there is a rapidly increasing set of companies adding pro bono service opportunities to existing leadership development programs or talent development initiatives driven by Human Resources.
NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ –Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced the launch of the seventh annual U.S. Strategy Challenge, the Firm’s signature skill-based pro bono volunteer program. Each year, this eight week program pairs the strategic thinking of Morgan Stanley employees with leading nonprofits to help develop tangible solutions to overcome key challenges these nonprofits face in delivering on their missions.