LinkedIn, long the dominant social network for exploring job opportunities, wants to become a go-to source for volunteer work as well. Today the company launched a new Volunteer Marketplace to connect nonprofits with professionals seeking to serve as board members or do pro bono work.
January 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Board of Directors of the Taproot Foundation announced today the appointment of Liz Hamburg as the organization's second president and CEO, effective February 1, 2014. Hamburg replaces founder and former president and CEO Aaron Hurst. 13 years ago, Hurst imagined a vital pro bono movement in the nonprofit sector. That vision became Taproot, a leader in the pro bono movement and a catalyst for the $15 billion pro bono marketplace.
Small businesses are the leading driver of job creation in the U.S. While this is an impressive fact, many entrepreneurs with plans to grow their businesses struggle to access the resources they need to expand and add new jobs to their payroll. What if businesses like these had access to pro bono services?
Minneapolis, October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge will occur simultaneously in the three cities – Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis – in March 2014, to perform pro bono service for nonprofit organizations in those communities. The Nerdery has committed to doing its 24-hour hackathon in communities where its Nerds (Nerdery staff) live and work.
Pro Bono Week 2013 turned out to be a bit of a surprise for everyone at Taproot. Sure, we’re all over it. It’s who we are, it’s what we live and breathe, highlighting the impact of the work that we do here and inspiring others to follow suit.
Pro Bono Week 2013 has generated great events, strengthened partnerships, and created new opportunities for the pro bono marketplace. Stone Soup Films, a nonprofit that uses pro bono film and media professionals to make strategic videos for nonprofits, shot, edited, and in 48 hours screened this film about Taproot DC’s Pro Bono week effort! We are grateful for all of their hard work in capturing the energy that has made this a Pro Bono Week to remember.
Connecting Passion with Purpose was the 1st event of its kind in New York City, bringing together nonprofits, volunteers, and key investors of the pro bono movement for a day of all things pro bono. During the evening reception, “Celebrating Pro Bono”, a video highlighting pro bono in New York City was shared with attendees.
SocialCoding4Good Celebrates Global Pro Bono Week with New Opportunities for Technical Professionals
Palo Alto, California, October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- This is an extraordinary time to be focused on technology in the service of social good. New apps and tools are being developed every day to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges, from education and environment to health and poverty. We’re thrilled to see so much energy and creativity being dedicated to this “technology-for-good” global movement, especially during pioneering events like Taproot Foundation’s Pro Bono Week!
HP Management Associate Program (MAP) employees created a career development strategy to develop internal talent, increase retention, and enhance organizational effectiveness at the Second Harvest Food Bank.