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WEBINAR: The 3 Hot Topics Every CSR Manager Wants to Know About Pro Bono Programs

A look at trends in corporate pro bono service programs from the 2016 U.S. Pro Bono Summit
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Is your company engaging employees in service by connecting your professional skills in marketing, IT, finance, design or HR to the needs of the community? More and more companies offer formal pro bono programs that Taproot can help build and develop. Join us to learn about the current trends, hot topics, and resources available for CSR leaders launching or building pro bono programs for employees at your corporation.

IBM, GSK, and JPMorgan Chase Join PYXERA Global for a Discussion on Leadership at 22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference

Pro Bono Pioneers Talk About Experiential Learning with The Conference Board
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WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - After attending the session, Learning and Leading By Doing Real Work in the Field at The Conference Board’s 22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference, HR professionals will have new ways to retain talent longer and increase employee engagement.

Pro Bono Work and Skills-Based Volunteering Offer More than a Warm, Fuzzy Feeling

When thinking of pro bono work in the context of architecture, design, and engineering, seal and sea-lion rescue may not come to mind as readily as, say, a Habitat for Humanity home in Chicago
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But that perception may be changing, thanks, in part, to skills-based volunteering opportunities through organizations such as the Taproot FoundationPublic Architecture, and Journeyman Intern

It’s Time Responsible Business Became Business as Usual

The Case for Proactive Corporate Social Commitment
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I recently had the opportunity to speak with a group of graduate students about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and my own career in social impact. The discussion was stimulating and the students asked probing questions. After the session, a young woman approached me and said that she would love to have a job like mine and change the world, to give away a company’s money to support worthy causes. My heart sank. In my experience, CSR can be a powerful force to transform corporate culture and align business activities with social benefit.

Taproot Foundation Convenes Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders and Pro Bono Providers for the 5th Annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit, April 13th & 14th, Los Angeles

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April 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - This week the Taproot Foundation is convening the 5th annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit in Los Angeles, a two-day convening of cross-sector leaders who are committed to connecting business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise (pro bono) to nonprofit organizations who benefit from this support to achieve their missions. These skilled volunteers are filling gaps in areas like marketing, finance, IT, and HR for under-resourced social change organizations across the country.

5 Key Steps to Start an Employee Volunteer and Skills Giving Program

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This week, April 10 through April 16, 2016, is National Volunteer Week, and employees all across the country will be taking a break from their work to give back to their community alongside work colleagues. Volunteerism is increasingly becoming the core around which companies are building employee engagement strategies and programs, and serving as a catalyst for deeper partnerships with nonprofit organizations (Source: America’s Charities Snapshot 2015 report, The New Corporate DNA). 

The Employee Volunteerism Dividend: How Volunteering Can Foster Talent Development

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Employee volunteer programs are often seen as a great way to promote social good, while increasing employees’ sense of connection with their company’s mission and purpose, thereby driving engagement. But there’s another dimension to company-sponsored volunteerism that may be just as powerful in energizing your workforce – it can provide employees with a meaningful and effective way to develop their talents and build their careers.

Rising Above the Pack Through Targeted Pro Bono Program Design

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Pro bono service is no longer the new kid on the block in the corporate volunteerism space—more and more companies have pro bono programs or active plans to build one. As pro bono continues to gain traction, companies are no longer asking themselves if they will create a pro bono program, but instead increasingly exploring how they can create one that is uniquely well aligned with their own core competencies and goals.

Firms Learn From Pro Bono Event

Firms, nonprofits and other groups get tips on skills-based volunteerism
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Companies here recently had the opportunity to learn about best practices in pro bono work - from people across some 25 countries in six continents.

The Global Pro Bono Summit, organised annually since 2013, was held for the first time in Asia last week, at different venues across Singapore.

Participants included companies whose staff offer skills-based volunteerism, non-profit organisations (NPOs) and groups that match skilled volunteers with NPOs.

Daniel Elliott, PYXERA Global Presented on Building the Business Case at the 2016 Global Pro Bono Summit

Annual Global Pro Bono Summit Featured a Workshop facilitated by PYXERA Global and Pro Bono Lab
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Washington, D.C., March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Daniel Elliot, Key Client Manager at PYXERA Global, led a presentation that enabled participants to understand the business value in pro bono at the 4th Global Pro Bono Summit 2016, held in Singapore th

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