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Accenture Grants VSO US$3.5 Million to Equip People Across Africa with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
Press Release

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and VSO announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO US$3.5 million to help the charity deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi.

Ashoka's Executive in Residence Joins Taproot Foundation's Second Annual Pro Bono Week

Learn Best Practices from Pro Bono Experts and Leading Social Entrepreneurs in Ashoka’s blog and Live Online Events October 21 and 24
Press Release

Arlington, VA., October 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Ashoka will join Taproot Foundation for the second year to showcase and explore the impact of pro bono partnerships. Ashoka is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, which seeks to empower everyone with the skills of changemaking to solve complex societal problems.

Pro Bono Day NYC 2014 to Connect Hundreds of Nonprofits, Corporations, and Volunteers

Citi Foundation, Taproot Foundation, and Pro Bono Provider Organizations Help Nonprofits Access Free, Professional Services; Promote Skills-Based Volunteerism Among NYC Businesses
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Day-Long Event Includes Expert-Led Panels and Workshops at Venues Throughout the City

Press Release

Day-Long Event Includes Expert-Led Panels and Workshops at Venues Throughout the City

Taproot Foundation Announces Winners of Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER Challenge

Panel of judges, including LinkedIn executive chairman and co-founder Reid Hoffman, evaluated four finalist ideas, chose two to connect thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono professional resources
Press Release

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., September 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, Taproot Foundation announced two winners of Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER Challenge, an innovation challenge launched earlier this summer aimed at securing ideas to connect thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono resources.

LinkedIn, Taproot Foundation to Host Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER CHALLENGE Awards Event on September 5, 2014

Panel of judges, including LinkedIn executive chairman and co-founder Reid Hoffman, to evaluate four finalist ideas to connect thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono professional resources
Press Release

August 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Four finalists in Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER CHALLENGE will present their ideas for connecting thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono resources to a panel of esteemed judges, including LinkedIn’s executive chairman and co-founder Reid Hoffman and Taproot President and CEO Liz Hamburg.

WHAT: The four finalists in Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER CHALLENGE will present their ideas to:

CASE STUDY: Greater Berks and Hillshire Brands

Article

One doesn’t normally think of work boots and safety vests when thinking of pro bono, but at Hillshire Brands, safety engineers made recommendations that will have a lasting impact for the volunteers and employees at Greater Berks Food Bank (GBFB) in Pennsylvania.

CASE STUDY: Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin and Hillshire Brands

Article

Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW) has big plans to serve its neighbors in northeast Wisconsin and needed supply chain consulting support to make it happen. Their distribution center in Omro, Wisconsin is stretched to capacity, while the needs in their community have grown 61% in the past two years. They’ve launched a capital campaign to build a new distribution center. 

CASE STUDY: Second Harvest Community Food Bank and Hillshire Brands

Article

Second Harvest Community Food Bank’s new Executive Director Chad Higdon and his dedicated staff wanted to improve their operational processes at the food bank. Higdon and his team took advantage of an opportunity offered to them by Hillshire Brands to work with experts during a one-day session to help them identify solutions to three operational challenges in finance, safety, and inventory management.

CASE STUDY: Hillshire Brands and Feeding America

Article

When Hillshire Brands emerged as a new organization, it sought to strategically align its corporate contributions to the communities where employees live and work through volunteerism, financial contributions, product donations, and strategic partnerships.

Hillshire wanted to create deep and lasting partnerships in its communities.

Meet David: Doing Good is Just a Way of Life for This Photographer

Blog

David Moss’s work as a Taproot pro bono consultant started in 2012, and since then, he’s worked on four Taproot projects as a photographer. But his commitment to giving back started well before that. In fact, that ethic for giving back has made a huge impact on David and his wife’s life together.

“When we were in our late twenties, my wife and I were looking for work that was more meaningful than our 9-to-5 jobs in New York City. We did something crazy – quit our jobs and spent a year working as volunteers with a non-profit refugee resettlement organization in Georgia.”

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