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Connecting Business Talent to Nonprofit Need, Pro Bono Style

By Robert B. Acton, Executive Director NY, Taproot Foundation; and Florencia Spangaro, Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Strategy, Citi Foundation
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A year and a half ago, the two of us sat together in a diner in Queens, New York – just across the Hudson River from Manhattan – imagining over cups of coffee what a robust and impactful pro bono and skill-based volunteer marketplace in our region would look like.

The Center for Citizen Diplomacy to Operate out of PYXERA Global Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C., November 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global is proud to announce the Center for Citizen Diplomacy will now operate out of the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. The Center’s move to Washington will increase the opportunity for PYXERA Global and its Center for Citizen Diplomacy to operate as an even more efficient, unified organization through increased collaboration and strategic planning.

The U.S. Bank Law Division

Raising the Pro Bono Bar
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It’s Pro Bono Week 2014! Join us in celebrating the amazing volunteers who donate their professional skills to great causes. Today’s featured company: The U.S. Bank Law Division.

Celebrating Work For the Public Good

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Pro bono. We’ve all heard this strange phrase, but what does it actually mean?

Pro bono comes to us from the Latin “pro bono publico”, or “for the public good”. It’s a special form of volunteering where people use their professional career skills for a good cause.

Employee Engagement and Corporate Success Factors

Celebrating Pro Bono Week 2014
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Posted by Dana Yonchak, Common Impact

I’m always interested in learning different perspectives about skilled volunteering and the value that is defined and delivered by these programs.

We Got the Billion +, Now It’s Time to Count the Change

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Jenny Lawson, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Points of Light

When Points of Light and its partners in the nonprofit world gathered for the launch of A Billion + Change in 2011, there were inspiring speeches and stories of a few corporate programs already doing great pro bono work.

For me, there was a slightly frightening admonition by a U.S. Senator not to fail in our effort to encourage hundreds of companies to take a pledge to do more pro bono service.

Volunteers + Tech Skills x Public Good = Big Wins

Team4Tech volunteers are using their tech know-how to help build out after-school STEM programs for students in Thika, Kenya.
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In the next two weeks Oct 18- Nov 1, Team4Tech volunteers from Facebook, Coursera, Google and Intersol will be using their tech know-how to help build out after-school STEM programs for students from Kenyatta and Barracks Primary schools in Thika, Kenya. They will train teachers to create, deploy and maintain their own after-school STEM program using computers, selected math and science adaptive software, and 21st century teaching methods that foster collaboration, critical thinking and creative problem solving.

Common Impact Offers Free Pro Bono Consulting

Pro Bono Week 2014
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BOSTON, MA, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact is offering free one-hour consulting sessions to companies and nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about building or expanding skills-based volunteering programs as part of Pro Bono Week 2014 (October 19-25). Companies and nonprofits interested in signing up for a free one-hour telephone consultation session or to learn more can email info@commonimpact.org.

Majority of Companies Increased Community Investments, Focused Giving Programs Since End of Global Recession

261 Companies Took Part in Largest Study of Corporate Societal Engagement
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NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - From 2010 to 2013, giving increased for 64% of companies, and it grew by more than 10% for 52% of companies. Companies that increased giving since 2010 improved business performance; companies that increased giving by more than 10% since 2010 also increased median revenues by 11% from 2010 to 2013, and pre-tax profits increased for 59% of those companies.

BVU Building Awareness of Pro Bono in Northeast Ohio

Presents Two Free Events to Learn About Pro Bono
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October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, located in Northeast Ohio, serves as a catalyst to engage employees at 120 businesses with over 950 nonprofits each year.  BVU works to engage skilled volunteers in critical pro bono projects throughout the Greater Cleveland/Akron area, providing much needed skills and expertise to nonprofits.  Through the efforts of BVU’s Pro Bono Corps, nonprofits are able to deliver programming and services to meet the needs of the community.  Over time, BVU has facilitated 728 pro bono projects.

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