One doesn’t normally think of work boots and safety vestswhenthinking 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Do you know what the year 2020 has in store for your organization? In just over 5 years from now, the Millennials (also known as Generation Y) will make up the majority of your employees and co-workers. And they’re bringing significant changes with them.
By Lily Osborne, Senior Community Relations Specialist, Corporate Social Responsibility
I became fascinated and deeply inspired by the idea of business professionals volunteering their skills to support nonprofits while working at Taproot Foundation several years ago as an AmeriCorps VISTA. I loved contributing to cross-sector collaboration, and the opportunity to bring nonprofits highly skilled talent for free.
June 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the web's largest volunteer engagement network, and LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, announced today a partnership that will leverage LinkedIn's 300 million members to make it dramatically easier for nonprofits to successfully recruit skilled volunteers and board members.
Pyxera Global Speaks On The Power Of Global Pro Bono And Local Content Development To Catalyze Private Sector Investment
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Amanda MacArthur, PYXERA Global’s VP of Global Pro Bono and Engagement, will speak at “Engaging Wall Street on Power Africa” in New York City this Friday. Hosted by U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks and the Congressional Black Caucus Africa Task Force, the event will outline key ways companies can access new business opportunities through “Power Africa”.
The term pro bono is most often used to describe free legal services provided by law firms, which assign a percentage of their associates’ time to helping those in need of legal advice, but who cannot afford it. Many organizations have emerged to formalize and focus this activity, notably, the pioneering Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, founded in 1969 in New York City, and now a generic term for similar arts legal advisory organizations throughout the country.