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.
Most companies have long engaged their employees in some form of volunteerism, often with loosely defined goals around making a positive impact in their local communities. In today’s business environment more and more companies are looking to build volunteer initiatives that leverage the unique skills and expertise of their employees. It’s another strong example of how leading businesses are integrating their CSR strategy and their business strategy to drive success.